Character actor Ernie Lively, who collected more than 100 credits during his 45-year film and television career and was the father of Blake Lively, has died. He was 74 years old. A spokesperson for the actor confirmed that he died of heart complications on June 2 in Los Angeles.
In 2005, he played Blake Lively’s father in The Traveling Pants and its sequel, Sisterhood.
Ernie Lively began his film career with guest roles on popular TV series The Waltons, Fantasy Island, and recurring roles in Hazzard Dukes. During the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in TV series and TV series such as Hill Street Blues, Falcon Crest, Newhart and later Murder, She Wrote, and The West Wing. He has also appeared in hit shows like Seinfeld, Fame, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Remington Steele, and Thirty Things.
Ernie Lively Dies at 74:
Turner & Hooch, Shocker, Kill to Hard, Air America, The Man in the Moon, Passenger 57 and Stop! He began to play small roles in films made in his own films. Or my mom will draw among others.
Ernest Brown Jr. was born on January 29, 1947, in Baltimore and served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam before becoming an actor. He was also an actor, coach, and mentor who helped shape the careers of clients including Alyson Hannigan, Brittany Murphy, Scott Grimes and boys Blake and Eric Likely, and stepchildren Lori, Jason, and Robyn Lively.
What remains of his wife of 41 years, Elaine Lively; all five children and son-in-law Ryan Reynolds; sister Judith; and several grandchildren.
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