Office of University Communications & Marketing


Feb. 18, 2009

FLORENCE, Ala. — Veteran actors Lee Majors and Rance Howard will appear together at two venues of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival March 6.

Their first appearance will be at a question-and-answer session, emceed by filmmaker and UNA professor Jason Flynn, at 2 p.m. in UNA’s GUC Performance Center. The second event, “An Evening With Rance Howard and Lee Majors,” a retrospective of the actors’ distinguished careers, will be that evening at 7 at the Shoals Theatre in downtown Florence. Local filmmaker Tonya Holly will emcee.

The question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Tickets to “An Evening With Rance Howard and Lee Majors” are $5. Tickets go on sale Feb. 23 and are available at the UNA Bookstore, Coffee-ol-ogy, Rivertown Coffee and McGraw’s Coffee House. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Howard’s extensive resume includes roles in the films “Cool Hand Luke,” “Ed Wood,” “Independence Day” and Grand Theft Auto,” which he co-wrote with his son, Oscar-winning director/producer Ron Howard. He has also appeared in many notable programs, including “The Virginian,” “Bonanza,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Babylon 5.” He appeared with his son Clint in the 1960s family favorite “Gentle Ben” and worked with son Ron in many episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days.” Howard is currently working on five films slated for release in 2009. He will also have a major role as Henry Barrow in Holly’s upcoming film, “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.”

Majors has performed on a variety of television programs, including “The Big Valley,” “Men From Shiloh,” “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” “The Fall Guy” and “Raven.” It was his starring role as Steve Austin on “The Six Million Dollar Man” that made him a television icon. Majors has performed in more than 30 motion pictures, the most recent being “Conflict of Interest” with Michael Madson. He is now looking forward to his next project, “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” with his friend Tonya S. Holly, who is producing and directing. He also has two television pilots for series that are in development.

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey’s own film career has included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

For more information on the 2009 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, visit, or contact the film festival staff at or 256-765-4592.