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Ken Howard
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Ken Howard in 2014
1st President of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)
In office
2012 – March 23, 2016
Succeeded by Gabrielle Carteris
28th President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
In office
2009–2012
Preceded by Alan Rosenberg
Succeeded by Merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Personal details
Born
Kenneth Joseph Howard, Jr.

(1944-03-28)March 28, 1944
El Centro, California
Died March 23, 2016(2016-03-23) (aged 71)
Santa Clarita, California

Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Howard, Jr. (March 28, 1944 – March 23, 2016) was an American actor. He was best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show The White Shadow. He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in September 2009 and elected to a second term in September 2011.

Howard died in Santa Clarita, California on March 23, 2016 of pneumonia complicated by shingles and prostate cancer at the age of 71.

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