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Happy Days? Director Ron Howard Visits Oklahoma Birthplace

actor/director Ron Howard holding a sign in 2017 at the time of completion of the movie he directed, Han Solo

Ron Howard in 2017 announcing production of the Han Solo movie, which he directed, was finished. (Ron Howard/Twitter)

Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:30 AM EST

Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth, AP reports.

Howard this week posted a photo of himself on Instagram posing outside the boarded-up building in Duncan, 75 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Howard says his family lived in Biloxi, Mississippi, but that his mother wanted to give birth in Duncan, her hometown. Howard says he never lived there but feels “a connection to the town and people.”

The family later moved to California where Howard’s father, Rance Howard, was an actor. His mother, Jean Speegle Howard, also acted. Both appeared in their son’s movies “Cocoon” and “Apollo 13.” Jean Howard died in 2000. Rance Howard died in 2017.

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Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth, AP reports. Howard this week posted a photo of himself on Instagram posing outside the...
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