Fred Willard died on May 15, 2020 at the age of 80. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Fans of Fred Willard (Anchorman, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Willard, a cultural icon
Born Frederick Charles Willard in Shaker Heights on September 18, 1939, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Willard was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 2000 he touched the hearts of millions as Buck Laughlin in ‘Best in Show’. His legacy will continue to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
Although Fred Willard is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Fred Willard.
Fred Willard career in pictures
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