Ernie Lively Dies, Blake Lively’s Dad and Co-Star in ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Was 74

Ernie Lively Dies, Blake Lively's Dad and Co-Star in ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Was 74

Ernie Lively, an actor finest identified for taking part in the daddy of his daughter Blake Lively’s character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, has handed away. Lively, whose profession as an actor spanned 50 years, reportedly died on Thursday of cardiac problems in Los Angeles whereas surrounded by his spouse and all of his kids. He was 74 years outdated.

In response to the information, actor and Ernie’s pal Jim Beaver posted to Twitter: “My buddy, fellow actor, fellow Marine Vietnam vet Ernie Lively has died at 74. I hadn’t seen much of him since he moved away from LA, but I treasure all my memories of working and hanging out with him. Welcome home, Marine.”

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Ernest Wilson Brown Jr., aka Ernie Lively, was born on Jan. 29, 1947. In 1979, he married expertise supervisor Elaine Lively, with whom he fathered actors Blake and Eric Lively. Ernie additionally adopted Elaine’s three kids from her earlier marriage. Along together with his performing endeavors, Lively additionally labored as an English professor and served as a lieutenant in Vietnam, returning as a captain within the U.S. Marine Corps. The actor was also called a mentor for a lot of budding actors seeking to make it in Hollywood.

After serving within the army, Lively took up performing. Some of his earliest work consists of roles on exhibits like The Waltons, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Misfits of Science. The actor would later have roles in different well-known applications equivalent to The X-Files, Seinfeld, Murder, She Wrote, and The West Wing. He has additionally appeared in films like Air America, Showdown in Little Tokyo, The Man within the Moon, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mulholland Falls, and Wes Craven’s horror flick Shocker. In the late 70s and early 80s, Lively appeared often in commercials for Hardee’s alongside Phil McHale.

Perhaps the perfect identified function for Lively is as Mr. Vreeland in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, the daddy of Blake Lively’s character Bridget Vreeland. He reprised the function for the sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Lively additionally had a memorable function as Chief Leonard Biggs within the 1992 motion film Passenger 52 with Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Elizabeth Hurley, and Tom Sizemore. The actor’s ultimate credit score was for final 12 months’s thriller thriller Phobic.

Enrie Lively can also be the patriarch of a household of actors. As famous above, he’s the daddy of Blake Lively, who made her skilled performing debut in Ernie’s film Sandman. Other actors within the household embody Ernie’s sons Jason Lively (National Lampoon’s European Vacation) and Eric Lively (So Weird, The L Word) and daughters Robyn Lively (Twin Peaks, Doogie Howser, M.D.) and Lori Lively (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, ER).

Ernie’s additionally embody his spouse, Elaine; kids Bart, Lani, and Ryan; 9 grandchildren; and a sister, Judith. Our ideas exit to the Lively household at this tough time. Ernie will all the time be remembered and he will surely be proud to see his legacy residing on by way of his household. May he rest in peace. This information involves us from The Hollywood Reporter.

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