Fred Ward dies at the age of 79, ‘The Escape from Alcatraz’ actor


The interpreter began his career after serving three years in the US Air Force, worked as a lumberjack in Alaska, was a boxer and a cook.

A scene from 'The Escape from Alcatraz'.
A scene from ‘The Escape from Alcatraz’.

veteran actor Fred WardKnown for participating in films such as ‘The Escape from Alcatraz’, ‘Tremors’ or ‘Chosen for Glory’, has died at the age of 79, as confirmed by his representative.

The interpreter began his 40-year career as an actor in the 1960s after serving three years in the US Air Force, being a boxer and a cook, working as a lumberjack in Alaska. His last role was in the series ‘true Detective’ in 2015.

Debut as Cowboy in 1975 ‘That Wacky Wacky West’Although his face will be most familiar due to his role as the antagonist of Clint Eastwood in the 1979 film The Escape from Alcatraz.

“You never knew where Fred would go, so his career choices were unpredictable,” his publicist’s statement said.

I’ve played everything from an astronaut to a cowboy, from a Vietnam War soldier to a cop to an assassin. According to the release, he also fought giant insects.

Fred Ward won a Golden Globe and an award from the Venice Film Festival for his performance in Robert Altman’s film ‘life beyond’Since 1993.

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