In addition to films like Deliverance and Network, the actor also turned in a great deal of excellent work on television, drawing an Emmy nomination in 1979 for the topical telepic Friendly Fire, in which Beatty and Carol Burnett starred as a couple who, while mourning the death of their son, uncover the ugly realities of the war in Vietnam. He was also nominated in 1989 for his work in the family film Last Train Home. Most memorable of his TV efforts, however, was his performance as the acerbic Detective Stanley Bolander on NBC’s ensemble police drama Homicide: Life on the Street in the early 1990s.
September 27, 2023
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