02:15 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 07/06/2012 07:50AM
It was a heart attack on Monday that took the life of Andy Griffith the following day, his death certificate states.
According to the certificate filed Thursday in Dare County, N.C., and obtained by PEOPLE, the iconic TV star, 86, suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island in his native North Carolina.
In addition, the document says that he suffered for years with a variety of illnesses that included coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, a form of high cholesterol.
Originally posted 01/22/2012 11:05AM
Looks like big brother Theo guessed right!
Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel welcomed a daughter on Thursday, Bryce's proud father, movie director Ron Howard, Tweeted on Sunday.
"Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-) " the filmmaker announced Sunday.
In August, The Help star, 30, told Jay Leno that her 4½-year-old son predicted that his new sibling was going to be a girl, but she and Gabel kept mum even after finding out the sex of the baby in September.
Originally posted 10/19/2010 04:20PM
The death of Happy Days star Tom Bosley left many saddened – and director Ron Howard without his onscreen dad.
"Tom's insight, talent, strength of character and comic timing made him a vital central figure in the Happy Days experience," says Howard, who played Richie Cunningham on the sitcom.
"A great father and husband, and a wonderful artist, Tom led by example, and made us all laugh while he was doing it," Howard adds. "My last conversations with Tom reflected the love of life and peace of mind that he always maintained throughout his full and rewarding life."
Originally posted 03/09/2010 09:40AM
A jaw-dropping 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day may have made The Hills star Heidi Montag the happiest she's ever been, but it also made her fodder for some comics. Now Montag is joining the laugh brigade, with the help of Funny or Die and Oscar-winning Ron Howard, who's directed a new video in which Montag stars.
Its mission: To urge Congress to enact financial reform.
"I was honored to work with the amazing Ron Howard," Montag, 23, tells PEOPLE. "He was even more incredible than I could have imagined – kind, generous and made me feel so comfortable – he made me feel confident in my talent."
Originally posted 05/27/2009 10:15AM
He may have made his first splash as adorable Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, but the first and last love of Ron Howard's life is making movies, and you can expect him to be doing it until the very end.
"I want to do this until I drop," he tells AARP The Magazine in the July/August issue. "When John Huston was directing his last movie, he was in a wheelchair and on oxygen. That's my idea of a good goal."
The 55-year-old director of Angels & Demons, who says he fell in love with movies when he saw 1967's The Graduate, fesses up to being a homebody despite being the man who helmed the astronaut epic Apollo 13.
"I'm not a very adventuresome person," he says. "People say, 'You love space. Would you want to go on the shuttle?' Well no, I wouldn't. At the end of my life, I'd rather have made another film or spent time with my family."
– Michael Y. Park
Originally posted 01/21/2005 09:00AM
ADDED: Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross will each spend a day during the week of Feb. 7 co-hosting ABC's The View while the show broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. The Wisteria Lane residents will be filling in for show moderator Meredith Vieira, who will not be making the trip out West from New York because of family obligations, says the network.
Originally posted 01/12/2005 09:00AM
ALTERED: Star Jones Reynolds, who worked as an assistant district attorney for six years before turning to TV work in 1992, for the first time listed her profession as TV personality instead of attorney while filling out customs forms during a European trip. "I guess I've crossed over to the dark side," she tells the Associated Press. "It felt truthful. I'm sure it's strange for my father, who wants to know where all the money went for law school."
Originally posted 03/11/2002 11:00AM
The director of "A Beautiful Mind" takes the highest prize from his peers in the Directors Guild of America, bringing the Oscar buzz around the film to a roar.
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