Jean Speegle Howard
Name: Jean Speegle Howard
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Birth Day: January 31, 1927
Death Date: Sep 2, 2000 (age 73)
Age: Aged 73
Birth Place: Duncan, United States
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Jean Speegle Howard

Jean Speegle Howard was born on January 31, 1927 in Duncan, United States (73 years old). Jean Speegle Howard is an Actor, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $6 Million (Approx.).

Brief Info

Ron Howard's mother who had many TV appearances and played a role in Married... with Children. She also appeared in the 1996 film Matilda.


She had what's probably the second most popular line in Apollo 13: "If they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it."

Net Worth 2020

$6 Million (Approx.)
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 William Allen Speegle Father N/A N/A N/A
#2 Jocelyn Howard Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#3 Paige Howard Paige Howard Granddaughter $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 35 Actor
#4 Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard Granddaughter $25 million (2020) N/A 39 Actor
#5 Reed Howard Grandson N/A N/A N/A
#6 Louise Speegle Mother N/A N/A N/A
#7 Clint Howard Clint Howard Son $4 Million N/A 61 Actor
#8 Ron Howard Ron Howard Son $200 Million N/A 66 Director
#9 Rance Howard Rance Howard Spouse $6 Million N/A 89 Actor
#10 Beatrice Jean Howard- Gabel N/A N/A N/A
#11 Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel N/A N/A N/A

Does Jean Speegle Howard Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Jean Speegle Howard died on Sep 2, 2000 (age 73).


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Before Fame

She appeared on stage and toured with a children's theatre company. 


Biography Timeline


She married actor Rance Howard, also from Duncan, Oklahoma, in 1949. Their sons are actor and filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard. Among her grandchildren are actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard, Paige's twin Jocelyn Carlyle, and their brother Reed Cross.


In the 1986 Christmas film A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Howard appears as Old Lady Jezebel alongside her husband who plays Dr. Jennings. In a 1995 episode of Roseanne, Howard appeared as an elderly neighbor who prefers to be nude while in her own home, much to the chagrin of Dan and Roseanne, who often see her from their own bedroom window. She acted in the 1996 film Matilda as the librarian, Mrs. Phelps. Howard also starred in Two of a Kind alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. One of her last on-camera speaking roles, Howard portrayed astronaut Jim Lovell's mother in the 1995 motion picture Apollo 13. When circumstances appear bleak for the crew, Howard's character says confidently, "If they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it."


On September 2, 2000, Howard died in Los Angeles, California of heart and respiratory illness. She was 73 years old. She is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

The 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, directed by her son Ron, includes a dedication to her at the beginning of the end credits, saying that she "loved Christmas the most." The film includes performances by her son Clint (as Whobris), her husband Rance (as the Elderly Timekeeper) and her granddaughter Bryce (as the Surprised Who).

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Currently, Jean Speegle Howard is 94 years, 5 months and 28 days old. Jean Speegle Howard will celebrate 95th birthday on a Monday 31st of January 2022.

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