Acclaimed character actor Ned Beatty died Sunday in his Los Angeles home at age 83.
Beatty’s manager, Deborah Miller, said the actor died Sunday of natural causes surrounded by friends and loved ones.
Beatty appeared in more than 160 films and was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Arthur Jansen in the 1976 film “Network.” He also earned critical acclaim for his role as Bobby Trippe in the 1972 film, “Deliverance,” and gave memorable performances in “All the President’s Men” and “Superman: The Movie,” among many others, garnering three Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nom along the way.
Beatty worked on-screen consistently — both in film and television — from the 1970s well into the 2010s, including voicing a villainous teddy bear in 2010’s “Toy Story 3.”
In 2004, Beatty won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Ned Thomas Beatty was born July 6, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky to Margaret and Charles William Beatty. He had a sister, Mary Margaret.
He made his stage debut at age 19 and spent his early career in theater.
He was married four times and fathered eight children from his first three marriages.
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