Oscar-nominated actor Ned Beatty dies, aged 83

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The prolific and Oscar-nominated character actor Ned Beatty, known for roles in “Network,” “Superman” and “Toy Story 3,” died on Sunday aged 83.

“Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” Shelter Entertainment Group talent manager Deborah Miller said.

“Ned was an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend, and he will be missed by us all.”

The Kentucky native made his big-screen debut in the 1972 film “Deliverance.”

That film, in which Beatty won attention for his performance in a humiliating rape scene, started a film career which would continue until 2013.

Other productions on his long list of credits include “Superman,” “All the President s Men,” and the acclaimed TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street.”

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