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Fred Ward

Fred Ward


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Born: December 30, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Shuttled among relatives in California, Louisiana, and Texas
Joined the Air Force after graduating high school
Moved to New York to study acting
Supported himself as a janitor and a demolition man in NYC's Hell's Kitchen
Worked as a laborer in a New Orleans barrel factory
Worked as a short-order cook in Yuba City, California bowling alley
Began acting in San Francisco while working as a produce picker and subway tunneler
Worked as a logger in Northern California
Worked as a lumberjack in Alaska
Studied masque and mime in Spain, Morocco, France, and Italy
Appeared in two TV movies directed by Roberto Rossellini in Rome
Worked as a translator of spaghetti Westerns
Returned to the US; appeared in two Sam Shepard stage productions, "Income" and "Angel City"
Moved to L.A.; sold jewelry on the street
First major film role, "Escape from Alcatraz"
TV-movie debut, "Belle Starr"
First leading role, "Timerider: The Adventures of Lyle Swann"
First film as producer (co-executive), "Miami Blues" (also actor)

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