Freddie Joe Ward was an actor and producer from the United States. Beginning with a role in an Italian television film in 1973,
he went on to appear in a wide range of films, including Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift, and Short Cuts.
Ward went on to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio and in Rome. He worked as a mime and dubbed Italian films while in Italy until he made his acting debut in two Roberto Rossellini films.
Ward returned to the United States in the early 1970s and worked in experimental theatre and on television. In Hearts of the West, he played a cowboy for the first time in an American film (1975).
His first major role was as fellow escapee John Anglin in Clint Eastwood’s film Escape from Alcatraz (1979).
Fred Ward Cause Of Death
Ron Hofmann, his publicist, made the announcement in a statement.
Mr. Ward wanted any memorial donations to go to a Boston University center for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease, according to the statement, but did not specify a cause of death