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RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 13, 2021 05:59PM
Veteran character actor Ned Beatty, famous for roles in movies like Network and Superman, died Sunday at the age of 83.

Throughout his five-decade career, Beatty played heaps of memorable movie characters, such as Gene Hackman’s sidekick Otis in 1978’s Superman and its 1980 sequel. In 1977, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Arthur Jensen in Network. His other credits include All the President’s Men, Back to School, The Toy, Deliverance, Shooter, Rudy, 1941, Charlie Wilson’s War and many more. He even held a handful of voice-acting roles such as Toy Story 3, taking on the role of Lotso, the evil pink bear, and Rango, where he voiced the Mayor.



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 13, 2021 06:04PM
Det. Stanley Bolander on Homicide: Life On The Street, seasons 1-3.
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RIP Ned and thank you.



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 13, 2021 06:09PM
......passed away in his sleep surrounded by loved ones at his home......



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: davester
Date: June 13, 2021 06:12PM
I guess he decided he wasn't going to take it any more.



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 13, 2021 06:39PM
Raising a glass to Dean Martin, the Mayor of Otisburg. Hell of a run. RIP.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 13, 2021 06:46PM
Aw! I always enjoyed his work.

R.I.P. big guy!



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: hal
Date: June 13, 2021 07:06PM
Hear My Song - a very small movie was his best roll. Everyone should see it. One of those magical movies like Local Hero. Read Roger Ebert's review: [www.rogerebert.com]
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 13, 2021 07:21PM
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hal
Hear My Song - a very small movie was his best roll. Everyone should see it. One of those magical movies like Local Hero. Read Roger Ebert's review: [www.rogerebert.com]

First time I’ve ever heard of it, and I consider myself a movie buff. Will go find it now, thanks Hal.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 13, 2021 07:23PM
RIP.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Gilbert
Date: June 13, 2021 08:46PM
Years ago right after high school I got a job with a catering company in Florida cooking breakfast for the cast and crew of a Burt Reynolds TV show. Each episode featured a different special guest who was on set for about a month. Most of the guest stars stayed to themselves in their trailer. One morning as I am in the kitchen truck, I hear someone enter the truck and say “Morning chef, can I get an apron?” I turned around to find Ned Beatty standing there with a big smile. It was his first day on set. I handed him an apron which he put on as he explained that he found helping to feed the cast and crew was the best way to meet everyone. So he took the breakfast orders as I cooked them and then he served the food. When it came time for dinner service, he again asked for an apron and helped serve everyone as they came through the buffet line. Once everyone was served, he got himself a plate and sat down with the crew. Each day he joined the crew for the meals instead of taking it back to his trailer. He made a lasting impression on me at 18 years old of the importance of not taking oneself too seriously and the importance of putting others first. He was a class act in my book.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 13, 2021 09:04PM
Gilbert, that is an awesome story. RIP Mr Beatty.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 13, 2021 09:24PM
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mrbigstuff
Gilbert, that is an awesome story. RIP Mr Beatty.

agree smiley



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 13, 2021 11:21PM
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Will Collier
Raising a glass to Dean Martin, the Mayor of Otisburg. Hell of a run. RIP.

It was "Otisville" in Superman...Thats how I knew him.


Then I saw "Deliverance" on cable as a teenager.....

Accipere facile



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 14, 2021 06:48AM
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Rolando
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Will Collier
Raising a glass to Dean Martin, the Mayor of Otisburg. Hell of a run. RIP.

It was "Otisville" in Superman...Thats how I knew him.


Then I saw "Deliverance" on cable as a teenager.....

Accipere facile

Otisburgh...one of my favorite scenes ever. For some reason.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2021 06:48AM by bazookaman.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 14, 2021 10:54AM
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bazookaman
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Rolando
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Will Collier
Raising a glass to Dean Martin, the Mayor of Otisburg. Hell of a run. RIP.

It was "Otisville" in Superman...Thats how I knew him.


Then I saw "Deliverance" on cable as a teenager.....

Accipere facile

Otisburgh...one of my favorite scenes ever. For some reason.

I stand corrected! Was proceeded with "Luthorville"!

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"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 14, 2021 01:04PM
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Gilbert
Years ago right after high school I got a job with a catering company in Florida cooking breakfast for the cast and crew of a Burt Reynolds TV show. Each episode featured a different special guest who was on set for about a month. Most of the guest stars stayed to themselves in their trailer. One morning as I am in the kitchen truck, I hear someone enter the truck and say “Morning chef, can I get an apron?” I turned around to find Ned Beatty standing there with a big smile. It was his first day on set. I handed him an apron which he put on as he explained that he found helping to feed the cast and crew was the best way to meet everyone. So he took the breakfast orders as I cooked them and then he served the food. When it came time for dinner service, he again asked for an apron and helped serve everyone as they came through the buffet line. Once everyone was served, he got himself a plate and sat down with the crew. Each day he joined the crew for the meals instead of taking it back to his trailer. He made a lasting impression on me at 18 years old of the importance of not taking oneself too seriously and the importance of putting others first. He was a class act in my book.

That’s fantastic. Gilbert, do you mind if I share that?
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Gilbert
Date: June 14, 2021 04:04PM
Hi Will,

Feel free to share. I have only this shared previously to a couple of people but when I read about his passing posted here, I thought I would share my experience.


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Gilbert
Years ago right after high school I got a job with a catering company in Florida cooking breakfast for the cast and crew of a Burt Reynolds TV show. Each episode featured a different special guest who was on set for about a month. Most of the guest stars stayed to themselves in their trailer. One morning as I am in the kitchen truck, I hear someone enter the truck and say “Morning chef, can I get an apron?” I turned around to find Ned Beatty standing there with a big smile. It was his first day on set. I handed him an apron which he put on as he explained that he found helping to feed the cast and crew was the best way to meet everyone. So he took the breakfast orders as I cooked them and then he served the food. When it came time for dinner service, he again asked for an apron and helped serve everyone as they came through the buffet line. Once everyone was served, he got himself a plate and sat down with the crew. Each day he joined the crew for the meals instead of taking it back to his trailer. He made a lasting impression on me at 18 years old of the importance of not taking oneself too seriously and the importance of putting others first. He was a class act in my book.

That’s fantastic. Gilbert, do you mind if I share that?
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 14, 2021 04:42PM
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mrbigstuff
Gilbert, that is an awesome story. RIP Mr Beatty.

agree smiley

And Rest in peace Mr. Beatty.



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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 14, 2021 05:02PM
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Gilbert
Hi Will,

Feel free to share. I have only this shared previously to a couple of people but when I read about his passing posted here, I thought I would share my experience.


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Will Collier
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Gilbert
Years ago right after high school I got a job with a catering company in Florida cooking breakfast for the cast and crew of a Burt Reynolds TV show. Each episode featured a different special guest who was on set for about a month. Most of the guest stars stayed to themselves in their trailer. One morning as I am in the kitchen truck, I hear someone enter the truck and say “Morning chef, can I get an apron?” I turned around to find Ned Beatty standing there with a big smile. It was his first day on set. I handed him an apron which he put on as he explained that he found helping to feed the cast and crew was the best way to meet everyone. So he took the breakfast orders as I cooked them and then he served the food. When it came time for dinner service, he again asked for an apron and helped serve everyone as they came through the buffet line. Once everyone was served, he got himself a plate and sat down with the crew. Each day he joined the crew for the meals instead of taking it back to his trailer. He made a lasting impression on me at 18 years old of the importance of not taking oneself too seriously and the importance of putting others first. He was a class act in my book.

That’s fantastic. Gilbert, do you mind if I share that?

Appreciate it, and thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: RIP: Ned Beatty
Posted by: hal
Date: June 14, 2021 05:02PM
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Will Collier
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Gilbert
Years ago right after high school I got a job with a catering company in Florida cooking breakfast for the cast and crew of a Burt Reynolds TV show. Each episode featured a different special guest who was on set for about a month. Most of the guest stars stayed to themselves in their trailer. One morning as I am in the kitchen truck, I hear someone enter the truck and say “Morning chef, can I get an apron?” I turned around to find Ned Beatty standing there with a big smile. It was his first day on set. I handed him an apron which he put on as he explained that he found helping to feed the cast and crew was the best way to meet everyone. So he took the breakfast orders as I cooked them and then he served the food. When it came time for dinner service, he again asked for an apron and helped serve everyone as they came through the buffet line. Once everyone was served, he got himself a plate and sat down with the crew. Each day he joined the crew for the meals instead of taking it back to his trailer. He made a lasting impression on me at 18 years old of the importance of not taking oneself too seriously and the importance of putting others first. He was a class act in my book.

That’s fantastic. Gilbert, do you mind if I share that?

That really is a great story gilbert - just the kinda thing you'd hope to read in an obit.
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