“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Primal Force of Nature…

Posted on June 13, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Ned Beatty was one of the finest character actors in the last half of the twentieth century.  He would have found complete success in any generation of cinema. Appearing in over 160 films, he was nominated for an Oscar, two Emmys, and a Golden Globe; he also won a Drama Desk Award (for his performance as Big Daddy in a revival of Cat on A Hot Tin Roof).  He is best remembered for his role as the head of UBS in Network.

“`Beatty began his career singing in gospel and barbershop quartets in Kentucky and at his local church. He received a scholarship to sing in the a cappella choir at  Transylvania University  in Lexington. A member of the newly founded Actors Theater of Louisville, one of his notable performances was as Willy Loman in  Death of a Salesman in 1966.

“`In 1972, Beatty made a stellar motion picture debut in Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight. A climatic scene ensured stardom for the actor. Other memorable roles include The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, All the President’s Men, 1941Nashville, Back To School, Silver Streak, and Charlie Wilson’s War. He co-starred in three other Reynolds’ vehicles:  White Lightning, Stroker Ace, and Switching Channels. He also had a recurring role in two of the Superman series of movies. On television, he guest-starred in The Waltons, The Rockford Files, Gunsmoke, Hawaii 5-0The Streets of San Francisco, M*A*S*HMurder She Wrote, Kojak, and Roseanne.

“`Ned Beatty (above) was eighty-three…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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