Rance Howard

1928 - 2017

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Rance Howard (born Harold Rance Beckenholdt; November 17, 1928 – November 25, 2017) was an American actor who starred in film and on television. He was the father of actor and filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard, and grandfather of the actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard. Howard appeared in many notable films such as Cool Hand Luke (1967), Chinatown (1974), Splash (1984), Ed Wood (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Independence Day (1996), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Cinderella Man (2005), Frost/Nixon (2008), Nebraska (2013), and Max Rose (2016). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rance Howard has received more than 2,353,721 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Rance Howard is the 3,349th most popular actor (down from 3,156th in 2019), the 5,317th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,079th in 2019) and the 1,654th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Rance Howard ranks 3,349 out of 10,030Before her are Olive Thomas, Chris Farley, Betty Buckley, Estelle Parsons, Park Min-young, and Kevin Richardson. After her are Clive Swift, Ian Abercrombie, Gérard Lanvin, Jack Colvin, Matthew Garber, and Joe Manganiello.

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Among people born in 1928, Rance Howard ranks 318Before her are Koko Taylor, Amotz Zahavi, Lucho Gatica, Ennio de Giorgi, Chung Won-shik, and Sven Davidson. After her are Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Flóra Kádár, Simón Díaz, Judith Krantz, Mary Daly, and Danuta Siedzikówna. Among people deceased in 2017, Rance Howard ranks 271Before her are Halit Akçatepe, Shyla Stylez, Amotz Zahavi, Lil Peep, Chiquito de la Calzada, and Carlos Humberto Romero. After her are Ludvig Faddeev, Alois Mock, Margot Hielscher, Robert Taylor, Hubert Dreyfus, and András Kovács.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rance Howard ranks 5,317 out of 15,968Before her are Estelle Parsons (1927), Greg Bear (1951), Linda Perry (1965), Edward Lawry Norton (1898), Todd Haynes (1961), and Kevin Richardson (1971). After her are Bob James (1939), Lester del Rey (1915), Buckethead (1969), Malcom McLean (1913), Jack Colvin (1934), and Xzibit (1974).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Rance Howard ranks 1,654Before her are Gregory Hines (1946), Olive Thomas (1894), Chris Farley (1964), Betty Buckley (1947), Estelle Parsons (1927), and Kevin Richardson (1971). After her are Jack Colvin (1934), Joe Manganiello (1976), Robert Preston (1918), Emily Procter (1968), Agnes Ayres (1898), and Gene Reynolds (1923).

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