Ned Beatty, Who Made Quite the First Impression in ‘Deliverance,’ Dies at 83 (Report)

Ned Beatty, who made an indelible first impression in Deliverance before turning in noteworthy efforts in Nashville, Network and Homicide: Life on the Street as one of the most respected character actors of his time, has died, according to TMZ.

He was 83.Beatty reportedly died Sunday in his sleep at his home.

Further details were not immediately available, but a source told TMZ that his death was not related to Covid-19.

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Beatty’s manager.The Kentucky native also portrayed Lily Tomlin’s good ol’ boy hustler-lawyer husband in Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), was a slippery Miami district attorney in …

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