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Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Americanmarker actor. He now lives in the Springville, Californiamarker area.

Early life

Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentuckymarker, the son of Margaret Fortney (née Lennis and Charles William Beatty. He has a sister, Mary Margaret, and a brother. In 1947, Beatty began singing in gospel and barbershop quartets, in St. Matthews, Kentuckymarker, as well as at his local church. He made his stage debut at age 19, appearing in Wilderness Road, an outdoor-historical pageant. He attended college at Transylvania Universitymarker in Lexingtonmarker, although he did not graduate. Beatty found work in the Louisville area through the mid-1960s, at the Clarksville Little Theater (INmarker) and the recently founded Actors Theater of Louisvillemarker. His time at the latter included a run as "Willy Loman" in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, in 1966.

Career

Beatty has appeared in more than 100 films, but is perhaps best-remembered for his role as rape victim Bobby Trippe in his debut film, Deliverance (1972). Later films include Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), as Tennesseemarker lawyer Delbert Reese; Superman (1978), as Lex Luthor's henchman Otis; and the 1993 biopic Rudy, as Rudy Reuttiger's father.

Beatty was a member of the original cast of the television police drama Homicide: Life on the Street, playing "Detective Stanley Bolander," in the show's first three seasons. He also had a recurring role as "Dan Conner's" (John Goodman) philandering father, "Ed," on the television show, Roseanne.

Beatty was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Network (1976). He has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards, first for 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special' in Friendly Fire and second for 'Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special' in Last Train Home. In the 1991 British film, Hear My Song, he portrayed Irish tenor Josef Locke, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture.

In March 2006, Beatty received the RiverRun International Film Festival's "Master of Cinema" Award (the highest honor of the festival), in Winston-Salem, North Carolinamarker. In 2007, Beatty played U.S. Congressman Clarence Long in the film Charlie Wilson's War.

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References

  1. Ned Beatty Biography (1937-)
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