Is Ned Beatty related to Warren Beatty?

FANS are paying tribute to legendary actor Ned Beatty, who has died at the age of 83.

Many have been wondering whether there is any relation between Ned and famed director Warren Beatty. Here’s your answer…

Ned Beatty has died at the age of 83


Ned Beatty has died at the age of 83Credit: EPA

Is Ned Beatty related to Warren Beatty?

The fact that Ned and Warren are in the same industry has caused many to question how they could be related, but there is no blood connection between the famous pair.

But, their shared name is only an illusion as one of them changed their surname.

Actor Ned was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret and Charles Beatty in 1937.

Warren was born the same year in Richmond, Virginia, but his parents were Ira and Kathlyn BEATY.

Warren added the extra t to his surname from Beaty to Beatty in 1957, and although he’s not related to Ned he does have a famous sibling, sister Shirley MacLaine.

Industry stalwart Warren is an Oscar-winning director, known for his movies Heaven Can Wait, Reds and Bonnie And Clyde.

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Warren Beatty is an Oscar-winning director


Warren Beatty is an Oscar-winning directorCredit: Getty Images

What did Ned Beatty say about Warren Beatty?

In interviews, Ned would joke that he was Warren’s “illegitimate uncle”.

Whereas Ned was married four times, Warren only wed once to Annette Bening, but before settling down he was known for his large number of romantic relationship.

Ned would joke that he was Warren’s 'illegitimate uncle'


Ned would joke that he was Warren’s ‘illegitimate uncle’Credit: Rex

What was Ned Beatty’s cause of death?

Beatty’s manager Deborah Miller revealed that the actor died on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

He died in his sleep, surrounded by his loved ones in his Los Angeles home.

his family said in a statement: “Ned is an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend, and he will be missed by us all.”

Many well-known American actors, including Ralph Macchio and Jon Cryer paid tribute to the iconic actor.

Beatty played businessmen Bobby Trippe in Deliverance


Beatty played businessmen Bobby Trippe in DeliveranceCredit: Rex

Raised in a small town in Kentucky, Beatty kicked off his acting career aged 19 after a childhood of singing on small stages with a barbershop quartet.

His first roles were in theatre productions, but his debut 1972 film Deliverance made waves when he played businessmen Bobby Trippe, who is brutally sexually violated by two mountain men.

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He rose to further fame in Robert Altman’s Nashville and Network, for which he received an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor.

Beatty is also known for his roles in All The President’s Men and Superman: The Movie.

He is known to younger viewers for being the voice of Lotso in Toy Story 3.

Ned Beatty plays Lex Luthor’s henchmen Otis in the 1978 version of Superman

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