Thank you for this outlet to send condolences and admiration for this wonderful actor. I've admired Ken Howard for decades, especially falling in love with him in his performances in The Thorn Birds and The White Shadow. He was a constant for me over the years. I looked forward to the Screen Actors Guild Awards because I knew he'd come out and address the crowd with his ever-present zeal and zest with relation to SAG-AFTRA and its commitment to the arts and artists. Rest In Peace Ken – we are sad at your passing yet your legacy lives on in us all!
This is a huge loss for the entertainment industry. His numerous contributions to our community are epic. Sincere condolences go out to the family of Ken Howard, along with gratitude for sharing him with all of us. May he Rest in Peace. Ken, you will be missed.
-Elaine Victoria Grey
In the early ‘90s, I appeared in a production of Man of La Mancha, with Ken playing Don Quixote at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. One day, in between a matinee and evening performance, I was playing the piano backstage with some cast members killing time. Someone asked Ken to sing a song from Seesaw. He shyly said, “I’m sure Glenn doesn’t know any songs from Seesaw off the top of his head.” I did indeed, and impromptu, accompanied Ken in a beautiful version of his ballad from that show, “Lovable Lunatic,” to the delight of the cast and crew. It was one of those great moments. RIP.
So sad to hear of Ken Howard's passing. Here's a man who really cared. A few years back, SAG was having a hard time getting residuals out in a timely fashion. I CC’d him on an email regarding the issue. He personally made sure the checks were expedited and made available to me. Over the course of the next couple years, he became my first point of contact over there. I can’t imagine how he'll be replaced. He and his family will be in my prayers tonight. This one stings.
-Ronnie Gene Blevins
The night we were celebrating merger, I told him that it was a pleasure to have worked with him and thanked him for his great leadership during the process. He told me "thank you Raza, and don't give up, stay vigilant." That was a lightning rod for me to move forward and keep heart. God bless Ken, and may he R.I.P. I will miss him. It was a joy for me to work with him and the group for convention. He inspired me to move past my physical limits and I did not miss one day. He was a motivator, mover and shaker. He was a real human person and I looked forward to enjoying his tenure. Love to all.
So sorry to hear of the loss of our great leader. He changed many lives. The White Shadow affected me so much when I was young. His show gave me hope for the future. His words that you so kindly shared, made me truly proud and grateful to be a member of SAG. He was a great-souled man. He will be missed.
-Barbara Mordes Ross
A dear and kind friend, trusted leader, and a great man. My life, and so many others, are so enriched by knowing him, and through his work as an artist and on behalf of so many other artists. Godspeed.
I was saddened today to hear of Ken' passing. He was a man of many skills, a great actor, a passionate leader for SAG-AFTRA and friend to many. Condolences to his family and those closest to him, he will be missed.
Condolences to Ken's Family, friends and SAG-AFTRA. So well liked, sad and sudden! He surely will be remembered fondly for his fine work as an actor and his gallant tribute of long service to SAG and the melding of the unions.
I only interacted with Ken a few times during his time at SAG and SAG-AFTRA. When I had a couple questions and no one else had answers, at a time of frustration I received patience and kindness from Ken in his attempt to resolve my situation. Sometimes, problems can be easily solved, and sometimes not, but knowing someone who cares is on your side is all you can ask for. During those interactions, I knew that speaking with Ken meant he would do his best, and that's all any of us can do. I am saddened to hear of his family’s loss. His family includes the union family too!