- Dec 12, 2008
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RIP Fred Ward, portrayed Virgil "Gus" Grissom in The Right Stuff. He also had memorable roles in some Robert Altman movies including The Player. Both of those are unquestionably in my All Time Top 5.I love the Right Stuff. One of the great movie scores.
And I just love Levon Helm's narration. "There was a demon that lived in the air...."
Levon was a really good actor - when he wasn't being one of the greatest drummers and singers of all time.
Speaking of movies that hold up, "The Last Waltz" is still one of the best concert films of all time, while also serving as a mini-documentary on The Band.
Fred Ward, Star of ‘The Right Stuff,’ ‘Tremors,’ Dies at 79
Fred Ward, who starred in films including “Henry and June,” “Tremors,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Player,” died May 8, his publicist confirmed to Var…