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



The Hiding Place2000
Norm1999TV SeriesMom
Two of a Kind1998TV SeriesMrs. Baker
Unhappily Ever After1996-1998TV SeriesMrs. Neezballs / Miss Mugglesworth / Mrs. Lewcowitz / ...
Mr. Murder1998TV MovieElaine
Spoiler1998Jillian / Jennifer
The Night Caller1998Olivia
Express: Aisle to Glory1998ShortGrandma Gillespie
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998TV SeriesMrs. Wexler
Hundred Percent1998
Fired Up1997-1998TV SeriesMrs. Morton
Sparkle and Charm1997Patricia
Los Locos1997Mother Superior
Total Security1997TV SeriesNeighbor
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1997TV Series segment "The Viewing"
- The Viewing 1997
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1997TV SeriesReal Natalie French
Traveller1997Bokky's Grandmother (as Jean Howard)
Ellen1997TV SeriesBernadette
Meego1997TV SeriesEdith
My Fellow Americans1996Asthmatic Woman on Tour
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993-1996TV SeriesBertha Emory / Elderly Woman
Grace Under Fire1994-1996TV SeriesMrs. Boudreau
Homeboys in Outer Space1996TV SeriesErnestine
Malcolm & Eddie1996TV SeriesGladys
Matilda1996Miss Phelps
Where Truth Lies1996Mrs. Gloria Smith
Land's End1996TV SeriesDorothy Dunleevy
Married with Children1994-1996TV SeriesClaire / Ceil / Sylvia / ...
The Louie Show1996TV SeriesCheating Husband's Wife
Black Sheep1996Elderly Woman
Runway One1995TV MovieWoman at Homestead
Deadly Games1995TV SeriesOlive Fox
MADtv1995TV SeriesElderly Woman
The Power Within1995VideoDr. Richman
Live Shot1995TV Series
Apollo 131995Blanch Lovell
Pig Sty1995TV SeriesGrandma Fitzgerald
Roseanne1995TV SeriesIrene Cornelli
Good Advice1994TV SeriesMrs. Coulson
Search and Rescue1994TV Movie
The Paper1994Hospital Volunteer
Empty Nest1994TV SeriesMildred
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesDolly
The Wonder Years1993TV SeriesJane Gustafson
I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore1992Elderly Woman
The New Adam-121990TV SeriesOld Lady
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake1990TV MovieWoman on Street
Dream On1990TV SeriesMrs. Donner
We'll Take Manhattan1990TV MovieMrs. Feinberg
Fall from Grace1990TV MovieLeota Doyle
Equal Justice1990TV SeriesRose Heckl
Life Goes On1989TV SeriesMiss Pith
Scrooged1988Mrs. Claus
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesMrs. Cousins
Matlock1987TV SeriesMrs. Wilson
A Smoky Mountain Christmas1986TV MovieOld Lady Jezebel (as Jean Speegle)
Gung Ho1986Lady in Market (as Jean Speegle)
Cocoon1985Woman (as Jean Speegle)
Huckleberry Finn1975TV MovieWidow Douglas
Old Paint1969ShortMother (as Jean Howard)



How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000dedicatee



The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself

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Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself

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