Ken Howard, American actor, Died at 71


Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Howard, Jr. was born on March 28, 1944, and died on March 23, 2016.

He was an American actor.

He was popularly known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as a basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show The White Shadow.

He was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1970 for his performance in Child’s Play.

He later won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his work in Grey Gardens.

Ken was elected president of the actors’ union, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in September 2009 and reelected to a second term, in September 2011.

Ken Howard was the last president of the Screen Actors Guild and the first president of the newly formed union, SAG-AFTRA, after the Screen Actors Guild and another union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), voted to merge in 2012.

Ken Howard was reelected in 2015.

Ken Howard was married to former stuntwoman Linda Fetters from 1992 until his death in 2016.

Ken Howard passed away at 71 yrs old.