Ward, known for The Right Stuff role, dies

By Rich McKay
Updated May 13 2022 - 6:01pm, first published 5:56pm
Fred Ward's breakthrough role came when he played in the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz.

Veteran US film and television actor Fred Ward, 79, best known for playing gruff tough-guy roles in movies such as Tremors, Escape from Alcatraz and The Right Stuff, has died, his publicist says.