Ernie Lively, Actor in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Movies, Dies at 74
He was 74.A representative for Lively confirmed his death to Variety.In the two “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movies, which came out in 2005 and 2008, Lively portrayed the father of Bridget, played by his real-life daughter, Blake Lively.
The “Gossip Girl” star wasn’t the only one to be inspired by her father’s career.
His other children — Jason, Eric, Robyn and Lori — built careers in film in television as well.
Mentorship was a big part of Lively’s life.
From the late ’80s through most of the ’90s, he coached Hollywood’s young working actors, such as Brittany Murphy, Casper Van Dien and Jason Priestley.The Maryland native was born in Baltimore in January 1947 and earned his first acting credit at age 28 with an appearance on “The Waltons.
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