Monday, June 14, 2021

Ned Beatty, “Deliverance” And “Superman” Actor, Dies At 83

 US actor Ned Beatty, known for his roles in “Deliverance” and “Superman”, has died at the age of 83.


Beatty was one of the top character actors in film, particularly during the 1970s, and appeared in more than 160 films. One of Beatty’s most iconic roles is from the 1972 film Deliverance, where he played an executive named Bobby Trippe who was forced to strip at gunpoint by two mountain men who humiliate and rape him – a scene so shocking at the time that it is still referred to as a screen milestone.

Born Ned Thomas Beatty in Louisville, Ky. Beatty began singing with professional gospel quartets at the age of 10. He spent the early years of his acting career at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Va., followed by the Erie (Penn.) Playhouse, Houston’s Playhouse Theater and Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage Company.

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