Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

La (AP) – Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the daddy of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.

Ron Howard launched his father’s death on Twitter Saturday afternoon. He praised his father towards the capacity to stability ambition with great private integrity.

“A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the coaching training course of our family record,” he wrote. “We love & miss U Dad.”

Rance Howard’s loss of existence also was confirmed by Michael Rosenberg, a spokesman for his son’s production company.

The elder Howard was the daddy of actor Clint Howard and grandfather of actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

Rance Howard had been married towards the late Jean Speegle Howard. They met as teenagers doing a touring children’s production in Oklahoma of classic fairy tales like “Snow White” and “Cinderella.” They married on the tour dressed in their costumes, with all the bride dressed as Snow White and groom as a huntsman.

The elder Howard’s carrying out career spanned several decades since the 1950s. He appeared in several of Ron Howard’s films, including “Apollo 13,” ”A Beautiful Mind,” ”Splash,” ”How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” ”Parenthood” and “Grand Theft Auto.”

Other film credits include “Chinatown” and the 2013 drama “Nebraska.” On television, he appeared on many series including “Seinfeld,” ”Murder, She Wrote,” ”NCIS: La,” ”Grey’s Anatomy” and Ron Howard’s starring series, “Happy Days.”