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Ned Beatty


Born - 6 July 1937, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died - 13 June 2021

Round-raced, pleasantly portly, versatile American star character actor with receding brown wavy hair, often in sweaty roles. He gained wide-ranging theatrical experience (he played Big Daddy in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at 21) before heading for Hollywood in his mid thirties and landing a good variety of parts following his major-role debut in Deliverance (1972). This plumper version of Dick Powell was an Oscar nominee for Network (1976) and unlucky not win a second nomination for his engaging performance as a refugee singer in Hear My Song (1991). Scores of film credits, following a fleeting debut in The Hustler (1961), include The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973), Nashville (1975), All the President's Men (1976), Silver Streak (1976), Gray Lady Down (1977), Superman (1978), 1941 (1979), Hopscotch (1980), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), The Toy (1982), Stroker Ace (1983), Restless Natives (1985), The Big Easy (1986), The Fourth Protocol (1987), Physical Evidence (1988), Repossessed (1990), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Radioland Murders (1994), Just Cause (1995), The Curse of Inferno (1996), He Got Game (1998), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Where the Red Fern Grows (2000), Thunderpants (2002), Sweet Land (2005), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), In the Electric Mist (2009), The Killer Inside Me (2010), Rampart (2011) and Baggage Claim (2013), his last. Four times married, he had eight children.