Apr 8, 2015 4:27 PM

Actor Geoffrey Lewis, father to Juliette Lewis, dies at 79

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.

Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, confirmed the news Wednesday.

The veteran character actor's credits alongside Eastwood include "High Plains Drifter," ''Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," ''Every Which Way But Loose," and its sequel, and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," among others.

He received a Golden Globe nomination for the television series "Flo," and also appeared in shows that include "Murder She Wrote," ''The A-Team," and "Mission: Impossible."

Juliette Lewis on Wednesday morning posted a photo of her and her father to her Instagram account, writing that she is forever his daughter and that he will never be gone.


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