Ned Wertimer, from The Jeffersons Tv Show Played Ralph the Doorman, Dies at 89
|Ned Wertimer, from The Jeffersons Tv Show Played Ralph the Doorman, Dies at 89|
BHR HollyWood Reports TV has lost one of its most familiar character actors: Ned Wertimer, best known as the tip-hungry Ralph the doorman on The Jeffersons, died Jan. 2 at a nursing facility outside Los Angeles, the result of a fall in his Burbank home last November, his manager announced late Tuesday. He was 89.
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But it was on all 11 seasons of The Jeffersons, from 1975 to 1985, that he made his strongest mark.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Wertimer held a business degree from Wharton, which he earned after service as a pliot in World War II. But he also got the performing bug while in school, and starting in the late '40s began landing roles on Broadway.
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By the mid-'60s he moved to Hollywood, as had most of TV production. Besides his acting, he was also heavily involved with his unions, SAG and AFTRA, and served as a longtime member of the board of directors of their Federal Credit Union, according to the Reporter.
Among his survivors, the trade paper also reports, are his wife Skyne, a professor emerita at California State University Long Beach; his sister-in-law Eleanor; and a niece and three nephews.
Rest In Peace...Ned Wertimer
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