Ned Beatty, an Oscar-nominated actor, has died at the age of 83. He appeared in films such as “Deliverance” and “Superman.”

According to sources, Ned passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning. He was with his family and near ones during his last hour.

Ned was born and raised in Kentucky. Before rising to stardom, he was fishing and working on farms. Since the age of ten, he has been a professional performer, earning pocket money performing in gospel quartets and barbershop teams.

Despite this, the environment in his hometown, St. Matthews, Kentucky, is hardly conducive to encouraging a career in show business. Beatty was asked, “How did you get into show business?” Beatty responded, “By hanging out with the wrong crowd.”

The “crowd” includes some of the industry’s most influential figures, such as Richard Burton, Steve Spielberg, Robert Redford, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, John Huston, Robert Altman, and Paul Newman.

However, the big city and bright lights did not come easy. Beatty spent the first ten years of his career at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia.

Following that, he appeared at the Erie Playhouse in Pennsylvania and the Playhouse Theater in Houston, Texas, as well as the prestigious Arena Stage Company in Washington, DC.

Additionally, he was a member of Shakespeare in Central Park in Louisville, Kentucky. He subsequently appeared on Broadway in “The Great White Hope.”

“The Accidental Death of an Anarchist” won rave reviews at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

After performing on Broadway and in Washington D.C., Beatty was selected by film director John Boorman to play Bobby Trippe. His role in the thriller “Deliverance” was of a character who was sexually assaulted.

It was his debut role in the 1972 film “Deliverance” that made him famous. He played as one of four Georgians who went on a harrowing canoe trip.

In the past, Hollywood’s Daily Variety called him the “busiest actor.”

Ned Beatty won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his 1976’s “Network” and played the bumbling Otis in 1978’s “Superman.”

He also received Best Supporting Actor nomination for Family Channel’s Last Train Home (1989) and earned an Emmy nomination for Friendly Fire (1979) opposite Carol Burnett.

Furthermore, he has made appearances in several movies, TV shows, and theater productions.

His previous films include- The Execution of Private Slovik (1974), Pray TV (1982), A Woman Called Golda (1982), Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985), Roseanne (1988), T Bone N Weasel (1992), Lockerbie: A Night Remembered (1998) and The Wool Cap (2004). Additionally, he performed on television specials for Dolly Parton and The Smothers Brothers.

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