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Overview (2)

Born in Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameHarold Engle Beckenholdt

Mini Bio (1)

Rance Howard was born on November 17, 1928 in Oklahoma, USA as Harold Engle Beckenholdt. He is an actor and writer, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Nebraska (2013) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). He has been married to Judy Howard since June 29, 2001. He was previously married to Jean Speegle Howard.

Spouse (2)

Judy Howard (29 June 2001 - present)
Jean Speegle Howard (1949 - 2 September 2000) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Son of Engel Beckenholdt and Ethel Cleo Tomlin.
Grandfather of actress Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.
Father-in-law of actress Cheryl Howard.
Portrayed a priest or reverend at least once a year from 1993-1998.
Became a great-grandfather when his granddaughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, had a baby boy on February 16, 2007.
Father of actors Clint Howard and Ron Howard.
The name Rance Howard was given to a character on the CBS show, The Mentalist (2008). The character was a deceased law enforcement officer with a personal connection to Captain Hightower, in the 2010-2011 Season Finale.
He has appeared in fifteen films directed by his son Ron Howard: Grand Theft Auto (1977), Splash (1984), Cocoon (1985), Gung Ho (1986), Parenthood (1989), Far and Away (1992), The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Missing (2003), Cinderella Man (2005), Frost/Nixon (2008), Angels & Demons (2009) and The Dilemma (2011).
His father was of German descent, and his mother had English and Scottish ancestry.
As of 2017, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Music Man (1962),Chinatown (1974), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Frost/Nixon (2008) and Nebraska (2013). Of those, A Beautiful Mind (2001) is a winner in the category.

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