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Ralph Roberts (I) (1918–1999)

Ralph Roberts was born on August 17, 1918 in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for Killer's Kiss (1955), Bells Are Ringing (1960) and Resurrection (1980). He died on April 30, 1999 in Salisbury. See full bio »

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Known For

Killer's Kiss
Killer's Kiss Bouncer #1
Bells Are Ringing
The Rose
The Rose A doorman


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 1989 Prime Suspect
 1980 Resurrection
 1979 The Rose
A doorman
 1969 Cactus Flower
Fourth Waiter (uncredited)
 1969 Hello, Dolly!
Policeman (uncredited)
 1968 The Secret Life of an American Wife
Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Ladies from St. Louis (1967) ... Williams
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Son of a Gypsy (1966) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
 1966 Chamber of Horrors
Merritt - Doorman (uncredited)
 1966 This Property Is Condemned
Boarding House Tenant (uncredited)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Senator Hastings
- The Night of the Glowing Corpse (1965) ... Senator Hastings (uncredited)
 1962-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Driver / Paul Hatfield
- Don't Look Behind You (1962) ... Paul Hatfield
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Willard Pulasky
- One Angry Grindl (1963) ... Willard Pulasky
 1963 Gone Are the Days!
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
 1961 The Misfits
Ambulance Driver at Rodeo (uncredited)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
 1958 Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (TV Movie)
Raff Brinker
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie)
 1955 Killer's Kiss
Bouncer #1
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- The Secret Front (1951)
 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119
Boyd (uncredited)

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"The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" (revival) by Tennessee Williams, produced by David Merrick and directed by Tony Richardson on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater: 5 performances + 2 previews beginning on December 30, 1963. Cast included Tallulah Bankhead as Mrs. Goforth, Ruth Ford as the Witch of Capri, Robert ... See more »

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In the mid-1950s he became a masseur to supplement his income, and this became his primary career. One of his first clients was Susan Strasberg. She introduced him to Marilyn Monroe, with whom he became good friends (she later gave him a part in The Misfits (1961)). Roberts' regular clients included Eddie Albert, Walter Matthau, Ellen Burstyn, Milton Berle, Red Buttons and Judy Holliday.

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