Ned Beatty, who is best known to Superman fans as the actor who played Otis in two Superman films, has died, aged 83.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at his Los Angeles home. He is survived by his fourth wife, Sandy, and children Blossom, Doug, twins Charles and Lennis, Wally, Jon, Thomas and Dorothy.
Beatty played Otis, Lex Luthors bumbling sidekick in two films, “Superman: The Movie” (1978) and “Superman II” (1980). Our condolences to his family and friends.
On June 14, 2008 I was lucky enough to conduct a quick video interview with Ned Beatty during the 2008 Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois.