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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:27 PM

Ned Beatty, Who Made Quite the First Impression in 'Deliverance,' Dies at 83

Source: Hollywood Reporter

The actor also had memorable roles in 'Nashville,' 'Network' and 'Homicide: Life on the Street.'

BY MIKE BARNES

Ned Beatty, who made an indelible first impression in Deliverance before turning in noteworthy efforts in Nashville, Network and Homicide: Life on the Street as one of the most respected character actors of his time, has died. He was 83.

Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at his Los Angeles home, his daughter Blossom Beatty told The Hollywood Reporter.

The Kentucky native also portrayed Lily Tomlinís good olí boy hustler-lawyer husband in Robert Altmanís Nashville (1975), was a slippery Miami district attorney in Alan J. Pakulaís All the Presidentís Men (1976) and elicited laughs as Lex Luthorís (Gene Hackman) bumbling sidekick Otis in Superman (1978) and its 1980 sequel.

On television, Beatty was at his best as Det. Stanley ďThe Big ManĒ Bolander on NBCís Homicide: Life on the Street and as the chaplain assigned to an American private (Martin Sheen) in his final hours on the somber 1974 NBC telefilm The Execution of Private Slovik.



Ned Beatty in 1979's 'Wise Blood' NEW LINE CINEMA/PHOTOFEST

Read more: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/ned-beatty-dead-deliverance-1234967321/

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 08:32 PM

1. The Made-for-TV movie "Friendly Fire"... long time ago

and Otis in the Superman movies, and Rudy's dad in "Rudy"

gifted actor.

RIP

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 03:16 PM

11. Plus, Dan's father on Roseanne

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Response to MotorCityBeard (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 05:42 PM

12. Forgot about that one

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 08:36 PM

2. Talented actor.

After Deliverance, he portrayed the "redneck" role just as well.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:20 PM

3. One of the best movies in 1976... Silver Streak he was in and the other great actors....





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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 11:16 PM

4. His role in Network as Arthur Jensen addressing Howard Beale

was a forceful portrayal of how the world really works and what happens to those who don't go along.

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Response to MarcA (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 02:02 AM

7. +1000

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:35 AM

5. The role I'll always remember him in is as Rudy's dad in Rudy. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 01:34 AM

6. Otisburg? OTISBURG???

Itís just a little bitty place.



-Superman, 1978

RIP, Ned.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 05:00 AM

8. Missed this yesterday but heard on the news early this morning

What a loss!

One of his most iconic and seminal monologues -



R.I.P.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:47 AM

9. Saw him on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Ashley Judd and Jason Patrick. He owned the

stage.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 03:07 PM

10. He was in so many great films. in a supporting role

I read that he always hated the infamy he got from his role in Deliverance and how that type cast him in a way, and that it was the only thing that people remembered of his life's work. That he'd get people on the street saying "Squeal like a pig!" to him all the time.

He was great in that role but in many other roles as well.

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