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Actor Rance Howard dead at 89

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(CNN) Movie fans are bidding goodbye to actor Rance Howard.

He passed away at the age of 89, according to a Tweet from his son, director Ron Howard.

Rance Howard kicked off his career in a touring theater as a child.

He later landed roles in popular TV shows and several Oscar-nominated movies.
They include "The Music Man", "Chinatown", "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind", that took the Best Picture award in 2001.

"A Beautiful Mind" was directed by Ron Howard, just like several other films featuring Rance Howard.

In his Tweet, Ron Howard praised his father for being able to balance his ambition with personal integrity.

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