Ernie Lively, actor and father of Blake Lively, dead at 74.
Ernie Lively, the father of Blake Lively who played her onscreen dad in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and boasted an almost 50-year acting career, has died.
He was 74.
Lively died of cardiac arrest complications last Thursday in Los Angeles, his representative Julie Smith confirms to USA TODAY.
The Hollywood Reporter stated Lively was surrounded by his wife and children.
Born on January 29, 1947 in Baltimore, Lively married talent manager Elaine Lively in 1979.
He is father to Eric Lively, 39, and Blake Lively, 33, and step-father to Lori Lively, 54, Jason Lively, 53, Robyn Lively, 49, all of who followed in his footsteps to become actors.
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Across his long career Lively appeared in such films such as 1989’s “Shocker,” 1991’s “The Man in the Moon,” 1992’s “Passenger 57,” 2018’s “Looking Glass,” in addition to TV appearances on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The X-Files,” “Renegade” and “The West Wing.” One of his first credited roles is on a 1975 episode of “The Waltons.”
In 2005, Lively starred as Mr.