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Ned Beatty, Famous For Film Roles In ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Network,’ And ‘Superman’ Among Others, Dies At The Age of 83

WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 08: Actor Ned Beatty (R) and wife Sandra Johnson (L) arrive at the Paramount Pictures premiere of the film "Shooter" at the Mann Village Theatre on March 8, 2007 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Beloved movie and television star, Ned Beatty, known for his roles in “Deliverance,” “Network,” and “Superman,” has passed away at the age of 83.

TMZ received news from Ned’s manager that the veteran actor died in his sleep early Sunday morning (June 13).

Beatty was nominated for an Oscar for a stand-out speech he gave in the 1976 movie, “Network.” He also played Lex Luthor’s sidekick, “Otis” in the 1976 version of “Superman.”

Other notable performances from Beatty include “All the President’s Men,” “The Big Easy,” “The Toy,” and “Toy Story 3,” in which he played “Lotso,” the evil pink bear.

His television credits include, “Law & Order,” “Roseanne,” “The Rockford Files,” “M*A*S*H*,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” ‘CSI,’ “Murder, She Wrote” and countless others. He’s survived by his wife Sandra Johnson, eight children, and grandchildren. He was 83.

What is your favorite Ned Beatty role?


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