Ned Beatty

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  • Birth Name: Ned Thomas Beatty
  • Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Received a music scholarship to Transylvania University in Lexington.
  • Worked in regional theater in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas, and at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, before making his Broadway debut in 1968 in The Great White Hope.
  • Memorable roles include his 1972 film debut Deliverance, playing a rape victim, and his brief, but Oscar-nominated, role in 1976's Network.
  • Made his TV debut on The Waltons in 1973.
  • Has been so versatile (and in demand) throughout his career that Daily Variety once called him "the busiest man in Hollywood."
  • Released his first CD, In the Beginning Was the Word, in 2006.
  • Received the Master of Cinema award at the 2006 Riverrun International Film Festival.
  • Has suffered from bipolar disorder since he was in his 20s.
  • Father of eight children.

Awards

  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1976, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sandra Johnson — Wife
  • Dorothy Adams Lindsey — Ex-wife
  • Margaret Fortney Beatty — Mother
  • Charles William Beatty — Father
  • Walta Addott — Ex-wife
  • Mary Margaret Gwinner — Sister
  • Belinda Rowley Beatty — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Ned Thomas Beatty
  • Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer