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Jean Speegle Howard


Ron Howard’s mom who had many Television appearances and played a job in Married…With Children. She also made an appearance within the 1996 film Matilda. She made an appearance on stage and toured having a children’s theater company. She experienced what’s most likely the second most widely used collection in Apollo 13: “If indeed they could easily get a washer to take flight, my Jimmy could property it.” She experienced kids Ron Howard and his sibling Clint with her spouse Rance Howard. She was on many episodes of Wedded…With Children, which starred Ed O’Neill.

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Full Name Jean Speegle Howard
Date Of Birth January 31, 1927
Died September 2, 2000, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Duncan, OK
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Rance Howard
Children Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Parents William Allen Speegle, Louise Speegle
Movies Apollo 13, Matilda, Scrooged, The Paper, Gung Ho, Traveller, Black Sheep, Los Locos, Huckleberry Finn, Express: Aisle to Glory, Hundred Percent, Frontier Woman, Spoiler, The Hiding Place
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 Grandmother of actress Bryce Dallas Howard, Paige Howard, Jocelyn Howard and Reed Howard.
2 Mother-in-law of actress Cheryl Howard.
3 Mother of director Ron Howard and Clint Howard.



The Hiding Place 2000
Norm 1999 TV Series Mom
Two of a Kind 1998 TV Series Mrs. Baker
Unhappily Ever After 1996-1998 TV Series Mrs. Neezballs / Miss Mugglesworth / Mrs. Lewcowitz / ...
Mr. Murder 1998 TV Movie Elaine
Spoiler 1998 Jillian / Jennifer
The Night Caller 1998 Olivia
Express: Aisle to Glory 1998 Short Grandma Gillespie
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1998 TV Series Mrs. Wexler
Hundred Percent 1998
Fired Up 1997-1998 TV Series Mrs. Morton
Sparkle and Charm 1997 Patricia
Los Locos 1997 Mother Superior
Total Security 1997 TV Series Neighbor
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 1997 TV Series segment "The Viewing"
- The Viewing 1997
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 TV Series Real Natalie French
Traveller 1997 Bokky's Grandmother (as Jean Howard)
Ellen 1997 TV Series Bernadette
Meego 1997 TV Series Edith
My Fellow Americans 1996 Asthmatic Woman on Tour
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993-1996 TV Series Bertha Emory / Elderly Woman
Grace Under Fire 1994-1996 TV Series Mrs. Boudreau
Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 TV Series Ernestine
Malcolm & Eddie 1996 TV Series Gladys
Matilda 1996 Miss Phelps
Where Truth Lies 1996 Mrs. Gloria Smith
Land's End 1996 TV Series Dorothy Dunleevy
Married with Children 1994-1996 TV Series Claire / Ceil / Sylvia / ...
The Louie Show 1996 TV Series Cheating Husband's Wife
Black Sheep 1996 Elderly Woman
Runway One 1995 TV Movie Woman at Homestead
Deadly Games 1995 TV Series Olive Fox
MADtv 1995 TV Series Elderly Woman
The Power Within 1995 Video Dr. Richman
Live Shot 1995 TV Series
Apollo 13 1995 Blanch Lovell
Pig Sty 1995 TV Series Grandma Fitzgerald
Roseanne 1995 TV Series Irene Cornelli
Good Advice 1994 TV Series Mrs. Coulson
Search and Rescue 1994 TV Movie
The Paper 1994 Hospital Volunteer
Empty Nest 1994 TV Series Mildred
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series Dolly
The Wonder Years 1993 TV Series Jane Gustafson
I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore 1992 Elderly Woman
The New Adam-12 1990 TV Series Old Lady
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 TV Movie Woman on Street
Dream On 1990 TV Series Mrs. Donner
We'll Take Manhattan 1990 TV Movie Mrs. Feinberg
Fall from Grace 1990 TV Movie Leota Doyle
Equal Justice 1990 TV Series Rose Heckl
Life Goes On 1989 TV Series Miss Pith
Scrooged 1988 Mrs. Claus
Moonlighting 1987 TV Series Mrs. Cousins
Matlock 1987 TV Series Mrs. Wilson
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 TV Movie Old Lady Jezebel (as Jean Speegle)
Gung Ho 1986 Lady in Market (as Jean Speegle)
Cocoon 1985 Woman (as Jean Speegle)
Huckleberry Finn 1975 TV Movie Widow Douglas
Old Paint 1969 Short Mother (as Jean Howard)



How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 dedicatee



The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Herself

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Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Herself

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