Screen Junkies » alice ward http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:22:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 R.I.P. Alice Ward aka ‘The Fighter’ Mom http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-alice-ward-aka-the-fighter-mom/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-alice-ward-aka-the-fighter-mom/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 02:45:19 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209433 Melissa Leo won an Oscar, and got to drop an Academy Award winning f-bomb, for her portrayal of boxing manager mom Alice Ward in 'The Fighter'.

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Melissa Leo won an Oscar, and got to drop an Academy Award winning f-bomb, for her portrayal of boxing manager mom Alice Ward in The Fighter. In January, Ward had a cardiac arrest, and after a long bout with illness, died today at theĀ age of 79 in a Boston hospital.

Ward was the fiesty mother of nine children, including boxers Dicky EklundĀ and “Irish” Mickey Ward, portrayed in the movie by Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. Both Bale and Leo gave Ward shout-outs in various awards speeches. Bale described her as “one tough cookie,” which is the nicest way possible to describe a fiery older woman. Science has proven this in several studies. (TheWrap)

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