Marie-France Ward Biography


Marie-France Ward Biography

Marie-France Ward born Marie-France Boisselle is the third wife and widow of the late American actor and producer Fred Ward. Beginning with a role in an Italian television film in 1973, he had a long and diverse career, including such films as Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift, and Short Cuts. He passed on on May 8, 2022, aged 79. The cause of his death was not revealed.

Marie-France Ward Biography
Marie-France Ward Biography

He made his first American film appearance playing a cowboy in Hearts of the West (1975). His first major role came in the Clint Eastwood vehicle Escape from Alcatraz (1979) as fellow escapee John Anglin. He was also notable as a violent National Guardsman in Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort (1981). His first starring role in a motion picture was Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982). He then starred as astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff, in the action movie Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman, and in the drama Silkwood (all 1983).

Fred also played a number of dads, in comedies like 2000’s “Road Trip,” 2001’s “Summer Catch” and 2011’s “30 Minutes or Less” as well as the 2002 revenge thriller “Enough” where he was Jennifer Lopez’s on-screen father. Also an artist, in recent years her husband Fred directed some of his creative talents to paint.

Marie-France Ward Age

Marie’s age is unknown. Her late husband was born on December 30, 1942, in San Diego, California, United States. He died on May 8, 2022. He was 79 years.

Marie-France Ward Husband

She was married to her husband Fred Ward from 1995 until May 8, 2022, when he passed on. She had previously filed for divorce in August 2013, but they reconciled later that year. Until his death, the couple had been married for 27 years. Prior to that, her husband had been in two marriages that ended in divorce.

Marie-France Ward Children

She has no children of her own. However, she is the stepmother of Django Ward who is Fred’s son from his second marriage.

Fred Ward Death

Her husband Fred, died on Sunday, May 8, 2022, aged 79. No cause of death was given. His publicist Ron Hofmann confirmed to The Cardinal Facts that Ward died Sunday. The statement released said it was his wish for donations to be made to the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.

Fred Ward Cause of Death

Her husband Fred died on May 8, 2022. He was 79. No cause of death was given.


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