Ned Beatty: Guestbook
March 22, 2010
I am deeply touched after just watching your performance in Spring Forward. Beautiful moving work.
March 13, 2010
Hi Mr. Beatty! I just wanted to let you know that I have always enjoyed your talent as an actor! I had no idea your talent as a singer was also just as great! I wanted to tell you that we have the same "home base" and your parents used to live down the street from me!! I hope you and your family are doing well
March 3, 2010
I needed to make another comment about your website, I'm so impressed by this beautiful site, very few famous actors take the time to have a website that is so personable and devoted to love and family. Also, you are a very talented singer much to my delight. I hope you still pursue your acting career, I've always enjoyed watching movies you were in.
March 3, 2010
I've always enjoyed your acting but had no idea you could sing. I'm very impressed by your voice and choice of songs.
Michael J Pisani
February 20, 2010
Dear Mr. Beatty:
I have, to no prevail, been able to find anywhere, the movie you were in, Attack on terror. My dad was good friends with cartha Deke deLoach, who headed up the FBI investigation of the 3 civil rights workers that were killed. I have an autographed book from Mr. deloach of the book. there were, if I remember, actual FBI photos of mr. deloach. and, the movie was well done.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Michael J Pisani
Michael J Pisani
February 20, 2010
Very Nice !
You sing from the heart, and it shows.
Best of luck and Thanks for all that you have contributed to us.
February 11, 2010
Some of your songs here are longtime favorites of mine! You've done a great job on them! I went to high school in Warrenton with your son, Doug (we took French together). Also, my grandmother lived in Berea, KY and my parents went to Berea College. I saw "Wilderness Road" at the outdoor theatre numerous times when I was young. I always enjoyed it tremendously! Did you like performing in it? Small world!
February 9, 2010
Hello Sir. I am an actor and orchestra conductor in New York and right now...Network is on. It got me to thinking about how much I loved you in Superman, etc....and I just wanted to share that. You never know what work will move someone or inspire someone...and you have inspired many. Thank you sir.
Vivian C Long Island
February 9, 2010
I was thinking back on my past and all of the movies and actors I've seen in film and you came to mind. I never knew you sang, especially not that you are a fellow Christian. God bless you. You are a part of my past and a great actor. The world needs more people like you. I enjoy your work.
February 3, 2010
What a wonderful voice. I never knew you sang, or had musical talent except for your guitar stumming in WISE BLOOD as Hoover Shoates. You are very talented. I've enjoyed your movies!
suzanne r yoder
January 31, 2010
As a fellow Louisville native, I want to say how much I appreciate you and your craft. Just yesterday, I watched the first Superman movie for the umpteenth time. What a marvel you are. Otis is the only one who can really stump Lex. This simplistic yet eliptical character is wonderful. As a "Smallville" television series fan, I hope they mention Otis or even better, call you for a cameo.
Thank you, again
January 13, 2010
Hi my name is Silke,
I just want to say that I love your site.
Please go on like this.
I will be back soon.
January 13, 2010
I am also a native of Louisville. Born and raised in St. Matthews also.
I joined the military and traveled the world.
Your family pictures are wonderful. It great to see you are grounded with a belief in keeping family close. Life is too short.
Your acting talents have been great to watch over the years.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.
Mary Knapp - San Antonio
January 11, 2010
Very nice soothing tone. Love that you have choosen a christian mode. God will surly bless your endeavor.
January 11, 2010
I like the softness in your voice. Keep singing!!
December 19, 2009
Saw Law and Order last night with you playing the Judge with dimentia.Wonderful!!!! You looked fabulous and seeing you are only 72....Your performance was outstanding. The whole show was outstanding. The Law and Order series is that way.
Love your singing, too. You might try "Jesus is all the world to me".
Rose Clary - Dahlonega,GA
December 17, 2009
finally a way to thank you after 16 years for stanley bolander!
December 15, 2009
luv your acting and saw you on rockford files 2 weeks back.you were not too trustworthy in it.neither in supermans.whats going on there?deliverance was pivotal and that must have been something else ned!as long as you never squeal like a pig while singing ill check it out.ok if you do but just tell us first and ill hear a song sample.a superb actor you are and meanwhile take care,eddy
Stobbe-Wan - Penguinita ~ Julie Stobbe
December 10, 2009
Desperado, I will forever remember the fun we had in ShowBoat. So glad to see you so very happy and singing again!
December 10, 2009
I think your one of the best actors in the industry
December 8, 2009
Always been a fan of you as an actor! Bumped into this website and could not believe the picture on top looks so much alike a place in my home Bavaria that I like so much!! Wonder where it was taken!
November 20, 2009
Dear Ned and Sandy,
Happy 10th anniversary!! We were together at Fort Beatty a decade ago
and we've been happy ever since!
I miss you "kids", Love,MOM
November 17, 2009
Who would have known? You have a great voice and I was very pleasantly surprised to hear you sing. Great work!
November 12, 2009
Wow you have a beautiful voice. Why aren't you out there singing?
November 1, 2009
Jackie and Dunlap at Red State Update told me about this site - nice singing voice - I feel closer to God, just having stopped by. Take care and God Bless.
Gary Shay, Jr.
September 21, 2009
Hi, Mr. Beatty. Thanks for all the years of work. I have a question that I hope you can answer - I think I have a photograph from when I was a small child (ca. 1968) with you. My parents actually have the photo. I had won a contest on a child's show and had my picture taken with you. I thought it was the Bozo the Clown show, but can't corroborate that via the internet. Do you remember working on a children's show in the late 60's?
Thanks in advance for your reply, if you have the time. Wishing you continued success,
Keith Carter Jr.
September 3, 2009
Hello Mr. Beatty-Just want to say thinks for the years of entertainment. As a guy from the south, i think you should won a oscar for White Lighting. Would like to meet you one day. You are one of the great ones
August 28, 2009
Hello! I want to say - thank you for this!
August 24, 2009
I just saw "Spring Forward" on IFC, you were brilliant! Could have gone over the top, but no, you played it straight down the center. Thanks Ned. That was a real treat to watch.
August 15, 2009
I'm watching Switching Channels right now and I realized how much I have enjoyed your work through the years. I just wanted to say that you truely are an American treasure.
Thank you for making us laugh for so many years and many more to come.
August 13, 2009
Hey Papa, love the album - it's on my mp3 player. Hope you get back to the right coast soon. Love,
August 11, 2009
We made sound clips of you in the Deliverance and play them over and over. Speed them up, then mix in other sound clips. It brings so much joy to me.
The Old Thespian
August 3, 2009
Whoever that 'chick' is saying this is her birthday...She is Hot !!!
July 29, 2009
Will you be playing with the WoodPicks anywhere this summer?
July 6, 2009
Love that song on the coal miner CD, good on ya!
July 6, 2009
Happy Birthday - We lived corner of Hycliffe & Fairfax across from the Ellingers
Sister - Marla
Friend - Don Purvis
Beargrass Christian Church - growing up
Knew Mary Margaret and your Mom
Greathouse school 4th - 8th
Knew June Hover, next door to you.
Keep up the good work!!!
July 4, 2009
Wishing you both a very "
Happy Birthday Week!"
Pssst- new photos in the gallery ;)
June 30, 2009
I just heard you were in Tulsa. I've lived here since 1980. Sorry I'm not able to contact you while you're here. I'd love to see an old friend.
John and Bobby Lou Williams
June 13, 2009
Our son, Brad Williams, just called after a full day of filming in Okla. City "The Killer Inside Me". Said he had lunch with you and what a nice guy you were. Told us about your singing career. We are listening to your music tonight. What a blessing you are vocally as well as just a good guy. We also enjoy the Gospel Quartet Convention in Louisville every year. Hope your stay in Okla. has been pleasant.
John and Bobby Lou Williams
May 22, 2009
We have followed your career for a long time, and always enjoy your work.
Deb and Frank
May 17, 2009
I heard your songs here and they are great! Your site is wonderful and it should include more on your acting career as well. You are the 1st ever Academy Award-nominated gospel singer ever, and I hope you get a Grammy nomination in the near future. You are one of the best actors out there, keep it up.
April 16, 2009
I happened to catch you on an episode of Law & Order tonight and was reminded, once again, of a wonderful memory my son has of you. We were vacationing in KY many years ago when you were there filming a coal mining story. My son, now a 34-year-old airman but then about 6, had gone with friends to see "ET" at the local theatre. Of course, when ET died, he began to cry and you came up, knelt beside him and put your arm around him. Needless to say, you have been on the top of our list ever since . . not only as a superb actor, but a warm and gracious human being. It is so good to still see you on the screen. . and now sharing your beautiful singing voice, as well!
April 15, 2009
Hey Darlin Ned, Remember me? I played your daughter (Magnolia) in SHOW BOAT...just saw your performance on Law and Order....beautiful work. Looks like you are happy and i adore your singing. bless you and peace. Teri Hansen
April 15, 2009
Here at sea - when we're not fighting pirates - we watch a lot of movies. I host a Popcorn Theatre on Friday nights and we show classics. You have a whole generation of new fans in their 20s! I Just showed "White Lightning", my favorite. Everyone knows who you are. I swear I know J.C. Connors! This is one of my favorite performances. (I'm 43.) It was great to see you in "The Shooter." In May, we are hosting NED BEATTY month on Popcorn Theatre. I look forward to seeing your latest project.
MC1 T.S. HALL
USS BOXER (LHD 4)
P.S. Any chance we could add an autographed photo to our wardroom or display of Stars?
April 13, 2009
Mr. Beatty, you came into the furniture store that I work in today, and I just realized it was you. I'm such a dummy. Well, anyway, I didn't help you out, but I wish I could've. God bless you and your wife.
April 12, 2009
We just watched Charlie Wilsons war and you were great. Rudy was on last week and you were great in it. i listened to one of you songs and your not too bad. keep up the good work. Don in Nebraska
March 15, 2009
My daughter (age 10) are watching "The Toy" and with the wonderful world of computers. I look up actors as I watch. Obviously Ive seen other movies with you in. You are so funny. Just wanted to congratulate you on a great carreer. Looks like you have a great family. Kurt from Green Bay WI.
Harry Marion Killinger
March 11, 2009
I didn't realize you are from Kentucky. I was born in Corbin but grew up in Alabama. I was actually an actor for a number of years - my one claim to fame is as "Roland Kirk" in the Law and Order episode "Volunteers". Kirk was the homeless man who terrorizes a Greenwich village neighborhood and then sues them for beating him up!
I especially appreciate the picture of Fort Beatty! Good fer you, partner!
I live right on the ocean now in a wilderness area in Nova Scotia in the South Shore area with my wife and five labrador retrievers.
You are one fine actor, brother. Peace and love to you and your family.
February 28, 2009
You were AMAZING tonight on "Law And Order!!!" You captured every nuance of someone in the early stages of dementia, down to your detailed "in-the-moment" recall of old memories. The script was very good, but you absolutely made it come alive. Congratulations on yet another unforgettable role. All the best, Dave Tanner, Alzheimer's Association volunteer
Sandy and Charles
February 24, 2009
Hi Ned, we have a house @ Pierpoint Springs in the mountains which is near you. You would not remember us as we have only said hello in passing. Just wanted you to know we enjoy all of your movies and your music is great. You have always impressed us as being a real down to earth and very nice person. Hope all is well with you and your wife. We miss you in our part of the woods and hope you return for a visit soon.
February 13, 2009
I've just seen you featuring in "Silver Streak" picture. I asked myself where you were, then. Finally I've found you after surfing internet ... and I discovered an other Ned ... it's wonderful! You are great! Thank you for singing Ned! I promise I will visit again your website! Alberto from Italy
February 9, 2009
I've just seen "Network" for the third time and wanted to tell you that your board room speech to Howard Beal is one of the most memorable by anyone, at any time. And on top of that, and your remarkable career, to learn that we'll see each other at His throne, well, it just keeps getting better!
January 29, 2009
I have always enjoyed your performances and have followed your career. I lived in Louisville 1964-1969 while in graduate school and working, but I became aware of you after Deliverance, as I had run the Chattooga River in college. I have always thought you would be an interesting person to spend an evening with talking.
January 26, 2009
One of my favorite actors, my favs of your are Judge Roy Bean and Gray Lady Down.
Keep up the great acting and good luck with the singing.
Marilyn Johnson (aka) MOM
January 19, 2009
I am so proud of you! You do such good work!
I feel I'm so lucky to hear you play your guitar and sing at home! Since you are married to my daughter, Sandy.
Thank you for letting me be MOM to you too.
And you like my homemade bread)
January 18, 2009
Ned Ned Ned. What a wonderful way to way find you again. Your voice is lovely, and brings back memories of you singing at St. Thomas, Hollywood. I have missed you and would love to hear news when you get a chance. Love to Thomas and Dorothy with hopes they remember me! God bless and happy new year.
January 12, 2009
I think you're an amazing entertainer. You have blessed us with not only your acting but your voice as well. You have been blessed Mr. Beatty. I hope you have more to give to us that love to watch and listen. God Bless you and your family.
December 26, 2008
I "LOVE" your singing! What a beautiful gift you have. I plan on buying your CD soon and hope you will continue making Spiritual music that glorifies God. THANK YOU
December 24, 2008
Just stumbled upon the site and listened to the tunes. You've always had a great acting voice, and what a pleasant surprise to hear you also have a lovely warm singing voice also! I wish you the best with your music and hope that perhaps your celebrity will help expose more people to these great gospel songs.
Merry Christmas Ned!
November 19, 2008
I enjoyed the music.
Is it true you once appeared on stage at Clarksville Little Theatre?
November 8, 2008
Great tunes, very enjoyable.
I've been re-watching early Homicide recently as well and I have to say I'd forgotten brilliant this series and especially your performance was. You seem to create a 'stillness' at the centre which allows the other characters to breathe.
After watching The Wire recently I have to say I suspected that Homicide might pale in comparison. It really doesn't - if anything it's better than The Wire.
Diane Lenay Black
October 30, 2008
Great Actor! Great Voice!
Lori Smith, MD
October 14, 2008
What a wonderful, rich, soothing singing voice you have! I would love to hear you sing some upbeat folk / bluegrass music. Please keep the tunes coming!
October 11, 2008
Just a short note from Ireland where you came to film 'Hear My Song'. I saw the film in the cinema - yours was a great performance as Josef Locke. I hope you had a good time in Ireland making the film.
I wish you success and good health.
October 8, 2008
I was just watching an old episode of Roseanne and you were in it which led me to look you up and see if you were still around! That led me to your music and you have a beautiful voice. I was quite inspired by it. You should keep it up. If you are ever on the Outer Banks of North Carolina come and sing for us!!
October 4, 2008
I love your movies, TV shows and singing. But I miss golfing with you. You taught me a lot. When you and Sandy come back to California we'll have to get Cheryl out for a foursome. I love you guys. Your bro, Tom
September 30, 2008
Great website you have and photo's too. I"m a fan, and love your acting. I just recently saw the superman films, one of my favorite characters you played in the movies you been in was otis and 1941 when you yelled invasion. and trying to shoot at the japanese with the big gun. I was also an extra in the movie rudy back in the early nineties, and in some little scenes in the film. Me and my family know rudy ruetigger. During the making of rudy, they put me in a scene asking for tickets, and you walked by me and I asked you if you had tickets for the game something like that. Other than that I think your a great actor and enjoyed the films you've been in. Keep up the good work. Joe Roman.
September 24, 2008
I just viewed "Spring Forward" and was moved. Thanks for putting it out there!
September 16, 2008
Greetings... Any chance that "Hear My Song" will ever be available on DVD. My hands down favorite movie. It is from 1991 when my now husband & I met. Now we would love to share with our 7 year old... but it is not available!!!
September 9, 2008
So GLAD to see all of the ACTION on the website and the pictures, I enjoy them!! What BEAUTIFUL grandbabies!! and (family-Gracie!!) We love you both lots and miss you !) Love, Marc, Kim, Indiana &Tristan
August 29, 2008
Mr. Beatty, thank for your role in "Homicide: Life on the Street". It's great serial.
August 22, 2008
What a beautiful voice and choice of songs. I love Gospel music. In fact that's all I listen to. How do I buy??
August 6, 2008
Hi Ned - Just caught your performance in "Shooter". As always, solid! I especially enjoyed your work in "Hear My Song". My VHS tape is almost worn out. You are a gift. Thank you.
Richard Estacio / Milpitas, CA
July 27, 2008
Dear Ned Beatty,
It is a sincere pleasure to have a
very talented actor / musician as
yourself. For all the enjoyable films
which made me admire, " Cheers "
are in order. Wishing continued
success throughout the many years.
Best wishes !
July 15, 2008
I was thinking of you recently and wondered what you are up to. Very nice site . Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
July 7, 2008
Hi Mr Beatty,
i just heard your songs and i'm stunned,so beautiful!!Your not only a wonderful actor but also a great singer songwriter!Also beautiful site!
I'm wishing you and your family all the best,
July 6, 2008
Ned, just a note of wishing you a happy birthday. You and I met briefly in Richmond about 25 years ago before your appearance at a movie debut. We talked about your being in the quartet with brother Keith, and living in Kentucky. I always enjoy seeing you in the various movies,TV shows you were a part of. My best wishes to you.
Rainer M. Becker
July 6, 2008
Dear Mr. Beatty,
from germany I would like to wish you a very happy birthday!
All the best, Rainer Becker
July 3, 2008
If it weren't for you, many of the movies in the past wouldn't have been complete. You helped add to the nostalgia. :)
June 26, 2008
Many years ago at Greathouse School, in St. Matthews, my luchroom lady was Mrs. Beatty. I know this was you Mother, because we went to the same church, (Beargrass Christian).
I remember that you sung in the choir.
I always tell people that you and I went to the same church.
June 24, 2008
I'm watching a Murder, She Wrote episode, and there you are. I'm from Louisville too, and I just thought I'd "google" you and discovered this wonderful web site with your CD. You are a wonderful singer and a great actor. I'm gettng ready to order a CD now.
June 22, 2008
Over 30 years ago you chaired a barbershop show in Georgia and afterwards you sang with the Fun Addicts Quartet in which I sang lead. You also played the guitar and sang. You are one of the greatest character actors of our time and I love your singing. Thanks for sharing your exceptional talent. Forrest
June 22, 2008
just want to let you know i met you in metropolis,il.i was the one wearing the i love ned beatty shirt.i was so happy to meet you. it was like a dream come true.i just hope that someday i see you again,your the best! love ya always and thanks for being you.
June 22, 2008
It has been a long time. I was the construction coordinator on "Shadows in the Storm". I stumbled onto your site and wanted to say hello. I still have a photo of you playing gut bucket bass with me at Pierpoint and am happy that you decided to build Fort Beatty in Camp Nelson. It is a place near and dear to my heart.
See what I am doing at www.tourtvonline.com CHEERS!
June 14, 2008
Dear Mr. Beatty,
I just wanted to thank you for your kindness at the recent Superman Festival. My 5 year old daughter talked about you the entire way home. I am not certain that you will remember us, but during one of the final sessions she spent some time playing peek-a-boo with you while you both discussed schooling and her age. You are truly one of the kindest men I have ever met. Thank you again and God Bless.
The Brown Family
Bryan, Angela and Lily
June 13, 2008
Top of the day, Ned! I've heard it rumored for years that you are a Barbershopper. Any truth? From listening to some of your music you gotta be a bass. Nice bright sound, good voice.
If you ever get to Sarasota Florida please let me know. I belong to the "Chorus of the Keys" and sing lead. I'd love to ring a few chords with you.
Our chapter is about 100 plus strong during seaon. We meet on Tuesday nights at 7 PM then go to afterglow and sing tags and other songs till about midnight.
Oh! by the way you may know the name Don Clause? He is our director along with Don Gipps. Great fun! Hope to hear from you if you come our way. Stay well and "COME ON DOWN"
June 5, 2008
My husband saw you today, when you were having your car worked on...I just wanted to stop by and tell you that you made his day, he is a fan!
Robin and Linda Williams
May 28, 2008
We just watched "Sweet Land" and thoroughly enjoyed your performance. What a great, sweet movie. We are also included on "Music Of Coal." Don't know if "Blue Diamond Mines" matches up to "16 Tons," but we tried. Good for you. Thanks for the good work.
Tom in WV
May 19, 2008
When I was 11 I met you in Whitesburg Ky. I believe you were filming Fat Monroe. You were so kind. I have enjoyed your characters, but I am especially glad to hear your Godly music. It sounds great. Thanks and God Bless.
Tom In WV
April 22, 2008
Well buddy ole buddy.
I never knew you could sing. What a voice. It reminds me of a cross between Tennessee Ernie Ford and Jim Reeves. Smooth and Rich.
In the picture “Maddie’s First lesson” what kind of old guitar is that?
Nice family oriented web site.
Take care and may God bless and keep you and your family.
April 15, 2008
I just wanted to thank you for bringing me so much enjoyment through your characters. I am watching, "The Rockford Files," right now and am thoroughly enjoying your performance. I also liked you in M.A.S.H. as the Colonel Chaplain. Your best performance, however, I feel, was in "Silver Streak."
Thank-you so very much once again for sharing your self.
March 18, 2008
Thank you for your wonderful characters over the years. They brought me a lot of pleasure, especially Otis. Wishing you the best.
March 10, 2008
I've always enjoyed your work. I was a friend and co-worker of your son, Jon when he was in Virginia. I have lost touch with him and was hoping you or someone could pass my email along to him. Hoping you and your family are well.
Stephanie in VA
March 8, 2007
Please say Hi to Sandy & Tom. knew them both when they lived in Hanford, ca. Tell Tom I can't believe he's a cop :) Thks
John Henry Canavan
March 1, 2007
I am an actor/writer and I have always been a fan of your work. You remind me of my own father and I would hope that one day I may actually convince you to play him. Ironically I ran into Bruce D some months back and he mentioned that I reminded him of you. Crazy world. I hope we have an opportunity to connect at some point and until then keep singing, keep acting and know that there is a whole generation of performers that you have had a tremendous impact on.
Love Always, John
February 9, 2007
I loved you in the Superman movies Every thing you did was great is good ! I met you a quite a few years ago at your sisters I was a teen ager I had my pic taken with you I will never forget that thank you Cindy :)
February 6, 2007
NED YOU AND I SPENT A LOT OF TIME SINGING TOGETHER AT THE BAREGRASS CHRISTEN CHURCH AND AT EASTERN HIGHSCHOOL. I THINK OUR FINEST HOUR WAS AT EASTERN WHEN SANG "CRYING IN THE CHAPEL". WHEN I SAW THE WEB SITE I HAD TO SAY HI AND MAYBE BRING BACK VERY NICE MEMORIES STAY WELL MY FRIEND DICK
Raymond Dowd (Bud)
February 5, 2007
Mr beatty I was a friend of your nephews ned and ken when i lived in savannah way back in the 60's we met 1 time and even then you were very nice to me i heard some of your songs and was very impressed ... thanks Ray
December 6, 2006
I think you're a wonderful actor. I always am happy when I see you credited in a movie, or a television program, because I know there is going to a standard of fine acting quality in what I am about to see. I just wanted to thank you for entertaining me as a child when you took part in Shelley Duvall's FAERIE TALE THEATRE. Nobody could play a wealth obsessed monarch like you, and I am glad you were part of the vast talent that went into that anthology. NASHVILLE was great too, and of course SUPERMAN and the LAST DAYS OF POMPEI! Long may entertain us!Regards,
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November 22, 2006
Hi Ned. I am the Manager of the Kittson County Soil and Water Conservation District in Hallock. We have an annual convention coming up in Bloomington and I would like to bring your CD to the auction held to raise money for conservation. I was wondering if you would be willing to sign the CD? Sorry to contact you this way. I couldn't figure out another way to reach you. I think the rest of the State will be impressed to see that you call Kittson County home. Thanks. Holly Anderson, Kittson SWCD Manager