Ned Beatty

Beatty in 2007, photo by

Birth Name: Ned Thomas Beatty

Date of Birth: July 6, 1937

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Death: June 13, 2021

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and German, distant Dutch and French

Ned Beatty was an American actor. He appeared in more than 160 films, including Deliverance, Superman, Back to School, and All the President’s Men.

Ned was the son of Margaret “Maggie” (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He was married to Sandra Johnson, until his death. He had four children with his former wife Walta Chandler; two children with his former wife, actress Belinda Rowley; and two children with his former wife Dorothy Lindsay.

Ned’s paternal grandfather was William Cicero Beatty (the son of Miles Marion Beatty and Lydia Berry Conklin). Cicero was born in Kentucky. Miles was the son of John P. Beatty and Elmina McGrew. Lydia was the daughter of David Conklin and Lydia Cunningham.

Ned’s paternal grandmother was Minnie S. Day (the daughter of Squire J. Day and Amanda C. Kirtland/Kirkland). Minnie was born in Kentucky. Squire was the son of Elijah Day and Margaret Hartman.

Neil’s maternal grandfather was Broandus/Broaddus/Braddus Brock Fortney, Sr. (the son of Eli Alexander Fortney, Jr. and Margaret Caroline “Mag” Clemmons/Clemons). Broandus was born in Kentucky. Eli was the son of Eli Alexander Fortney and Cynthia H./Nancy/Fort Scott. Margaret was the daughter of Comodore/Commodore Perry Clemmons/Clemons and Lucinda/Bodine Guillam.

Neil’s maternal grandmother was Lennis/Lenis Wade “Ellen” Tuck (the daughter of John Piercy/B. Tuck and Lennis Wade Porter). Lennis was born in Kentucky.

Sources: Genealogies of Ned Beatty –

Genealogy of Ned’s father –

Ned’s maternal grandmother, Lennis/Lenis Wade “Ellen” Tuck, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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