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Actor Ken Howard Dies at 71

Ken Howard, best known for his groundbreaking CBS drama The White Shadow, is dead at 71.

The Tony and Emmy Award winner also starred as Thomas Jefferson in the 1972 film 1776, was featured in the 1995 Sandra Bullock thriller The Net, and guest-starred as Kabletown CEO Hank Hooper on 30 Rock. Just last year, he appeared in Kevin Hart‘s The Wedding Ringer and the Jennifer Lawrence hit Joy.

Howard was elected president of the Screen Actor’s Guild in 2009 and was a guiding force in the union’s 2012 merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He was elected co-president upon the merger. In 2013, became the first elected president of SAG-AFTRA and was reelected in 2015.

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Posted on March 24, 2016 by Editor

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