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Ken Howard, Known for Crossing Jordan and White Shadow, Dead at 71

23 March 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ken Howard, who played the title character’s dad on Crossing Jordan, died Wednesday. He was 71.

The Emmy and Tony-winning actor, who also served as president of SAG-aftra, passed away near his home in Los Angeles, according to the organization. No cause of death was cited.

Howard starred in White Shadow, CBS’ late-1970s sports drama. His nearly 50-year acting career also included several other TV gigs, including DynastyThe Thorn Birds, Murder She Wrote and Melrose Place. More recently, he played Jack Donaghy’s Kabletown boss Hank Hooper on 30 Rock.

He took home an Emmy in 2009 for his portrayal of Phelan Beale, »

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