After director Ron Howard announced the death of his father on November 25 actors, writers and directors took to social media to recall the touching accounts of their experiences with Rance Howard.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 25, 2017
Rance Howard will be remembered by many as a man of personal integrity, gentle soul who had a great love for acting. He is known for his movie roles in Splash, Cocoon, Parenthood, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Grand Theft Auto and many more.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 25, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 26, 2017
He also appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway and Alexander Payne’s critically acclaimed Nebraska.
Rance Howard was also seen in the movie called Broken Memories, which follows a story about a son struggling with his father’s Alzheimer’s. He also took part in many TV shows such as Seinfeld, Bones, The X-Files, Grey’s anatomy and alongside his son in Happy Days.
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) November 26, 2017
— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) November 26, 2017
Howard’s wife, Judy died earlier this year. He is survived by his sons as well as his grandchildren Bryce Dallas, Paige, Joceyln, and Reed Cross.
Bryce Dallas is known for the recent Jurassic Park movies and she also appeared in an episode of the Black Mirror TV series. She expressed her grief on Twitter.
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) November 26, 2017
Many fans around the world paid tribute to Rance Howard.
— Jason Ritter (@JasonRitter) November 26, 2017
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) November 26, 2017
— Cheryl Preston (@CLou1972) November 25, 2017
— Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) November 26, 2017