Who are Ned Beatty's children? Inside family of Hollywood's 'busiest actor'

Ned Beatty was married four times and had eight children, but he didn't have any children with his fourth wife Sandra Johnson


                            Who are Ned Beatty's children? Inside family of Hollywood's 'busiest actor'
Actor Ned Beatty is survived by eight children (Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Ned Beatty was often known as the busiest actor in Hollywood, juggling projects in television, film and on stage simultaneously. His personal life was a rather busy one too. Beatty, who is remembered for his films such as 'Network', is survived by a large family after his death and this includes his eight children — Douglas, twins Charles and Lennis, Walter, John, Blossom, Thomas and Dorothy. It was in fact his daughter Blossom Beatty who shared with 'The Hollywood Reporter' that the actor died from natural causes in his Los Angeles home. The actor who died in his sleep at the age of 83 was surrounded by family and friends in his last moments.

Beatty was married four times. He was first married to Walta Chandler in 1959 and the couple had four children — Douglas Beatty, Charles Beatty, Lennis Beatty and Walter Beatty. They, however, divorced in 1968. Beatty's second wife Belinda Rowley, who he married in 1971, was the mother of his children John Beatty and Blossom Beatty. His third wife was Dorothy Adams "Tinker" Lindsay, who Beatty was married to from 1979 till March 1998 and had two children — Thomas Beatty and Dorothy Beatty — with. After almost 20 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1998. Beatty's fourth wife was Sandra Johnson who he married in 1999 and he was married to Sandra till his last breath. Beatty is among other celebrities such as 'Wahlburgers' fame Henry ‘Nacho’ Laun, ‘School of Rock’ actor Kevin Clark, ‘Love Boat’ actor Gevin McLeod and ‘The Wire’ actor Robert Hogan who also died recently.

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Actor Ned Beatty and wife Sandra Johnson. Johnson was Beatty's fourth wife who he didn't have children with (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) 

Interestingly, only one of Beatty's eight children seemed to share his passion for show business — his son Thomas Beatty who is an aspiring writer, director and producer. Thomas' IMDb bio however doesn't make use of his father's famous surname and just describes him as being the son of an actor and a producer who has spent his time in the production trenches. There is not much information available on what the rest of Beatty's children are involved in. Either way, we are sure that Beatty's large family will now come together to mourn the loss of a true talent, just like the rest of the world.  

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