Variety

Actor Ned Beatty Dead At 83

Beatty’s manager has said that his client died at around 7:30 am of natural causes, according to TMZ

Ned Beatty starred in several movies that included “Deliverance”, “Superman” and “Deliverance” to name a few. 

The actor has appeared in a variety of different movies and an even bigger variety of roles over his five-decade-plus career … giving us memorable characters and even better performances. He’ll perhaps best be remembered for his standout monologue in 1976’s “Network,” in which he played a TV/communications chief, who tries convincing the protagonist to stop resisting a major merger deal that will adversely affect the masses.

It’s an epic 5 to a 6-minute speech he gives to the fictional truth teller, Howard Beale — one of the only times Beatty appeared on screen in this flick, and it earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars that year. That’s how great it is.

He’s survived by his wife, Sandra Johnson, and his eight children and grandchildren. Ned was 83.

 

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