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Jeffersons Actor Ned Wertimer, aka Ralph the Doorman, Dies at 89

9 January 2013 9:01 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ned Wertimer, the veteran character actor best known for playing money-grubbing doorman Ralph Hart on The Jeffersons, has died. He was 89. His longtime manager, Brad Lemack, told The Hollywood Reporter that Wertimer passed away on Jan. 2 at the Sherman Valley Health Care Center in California due to complications he suffered following a fall in his Burbank home in November. Appearing as Ralph in 51 of the sitcom's 253 episodes, the thesp garnered plenty of laughs badgering Sherman Hemsley's George Jefferson for big tips, for which he was hated by Jefferson and the other residents in their East Side high-rise. But despite his greedy demeanor, in one particularly poignant episode George actually paid »

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Ned Wertimer, The Jeffersons' Ralph the Doorman, Dies at 89

9 January 2013 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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. With more than 100 small-screen credits to his name, as well as Broadway (Bye Bye Birdie) and film (Mame and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) roles, Wertimer was known to audiences of such shows as Gunsmoke, McMillan and Wife, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Wkrp in Cincinnati and Mork & Mindy, »

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Ned Wertimer dies: 'Jeffersons' actor was 89

9 January 2013 7:15 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Ned Wertimer, pictured above with "Jeffersons" co-stars Marla Gibbs and Sherman Hemsley, passed away on Jan. 2, his manager tells the AP. The 89-year-old actor had been in a Los Angeles-area nursing home following a fall at his Burbank home last November.

The character actor played Ralph Hart, the mustachioed the doorman, for all 11 seasons of "The Jeffersons," which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1985 as a spinoff from "All in the Family."

Wertimer was a native of Buffalo, N.Y. and flew planes for the Navy in World War II before turning to acting. His other credits include "I Dream of Jeannie," "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

He is survived by wife Skyne Uku, an Africana Studies professor at Cal State-Long Beach who married Wertimer in 1978.

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Ned Wertimer, The Jeffersons Star, Dies at 89

9 January 2013 4:40 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Character actor Ned Wertimer died on Jan. 2. He was 89. Wertimer's longtime manager, Brad Lemack, shared the news of his passing on Tuesday, Jan. 7 with The Associated Press. The actor died at a nursing home outside Los Angeles, following a bad fall at his home in November. He was best known for playing Ralph Hart the doorman on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons during Season 11. Starring Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford, the beloved sitcom was a spinoff series from All In the Family, and Wertimer's [...] »

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Ned Wertimer Dies, Played Ralph the Doorman on "The Jeffersons"

9 January 2013 4:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Los Angeles (Associated Press) -- Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died.Wertimer's manager Brad Lemack said Tuesday that the 89-year-old actor died at a Los Angeles-area nursing home on Jan. 2, following a November fall at his home in Burbank.A native of Buffalo, N.Y., and a Navy pilot during World War II, Wertimer had one-off roles on dozens of TV shows from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, including "Car 54 Where Are You?" and "Mary Tyler Moore."But he was best known by far as Ralph Hart, the uniformed, mustachioed doorman at the luxury apartment building on "The Jeffersons," the "All In the Family" spinoff that ran from 1975 to 1985.The show's star, Sherman Hemsley, died July 24, 2012. Read more »

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Actor Ned Wertimer, 'The Jeffersons' doorman, dies aged 89

8 January 2013 7:35 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ned Wertimer - best known to audiences for playing Ralph the doorman in The Jeffersons - has died. Wertimer's manager Brad Lemack told The AP that the actor passed away on January 2 at a Los Angeles nursing home at the age of 89. He had suffered a fall at his home in Burbank during November.

['The Jeffersons' cast, with Ned Wertimer standing on the back row to the far right] Born on October 27, 1923, Wertimer served as a pilot in the Second World War and studied business administration at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Wertimer then embarked on a lengthy film and TV career, appearing in programmes such as I Dream of Jeannie, (more) »

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R.I.P. Ned Wertimer

8 January 2013 6:44 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ned Wertimer, best known for his role as Ralph the Doorman on the long-running CBS comedy The Jeffersons has died. The 89-year-old actor died at a Los Angeles-area nursing home on January 2, following a November fall at his Burbank home, his manager Brad Lemack tells The Associated Press. The Buffalo, New York native appeared in dozens of TV shows from the 1960s through the 1980s, including Gunsmoke, I Dream Of Jeannie, Mork & Mindy, Mayberry R.F.D., and Mary Tyler Moore, but it was his role as Ralph Hart, the uniformed, mustachioed doorman at the luxury apartment building on The Jeffersons that he is best remembered. He appeared in all 11 seasons of the All In The Family spinoff that aired from 1975 to 1985. He also appeared in numerous feature films including Hometown U.S.A., Mame, The Pack, At Long Last Love and The Impossible Years. His most recent film appearance was in 2007′s Pirates »

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Character Actor Ned Wertimer Dies at 89

8 January 2013 5:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ned Wertimer, a prolific character actor who was perhaps best known for playing Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons, has died. He was 89. Wertimer died Jan. 2 at the Sherman Village Health Care Center outside of Los Angeles from complications following a fall in his Burbank home in late November, his longtime manager, Brad Lemack, announced Tuesday. Wertimer had more than 100 TV credits in his career as he guest-starred on such series as Gunsmoke, McMillan and Wife, Car 54, Where Are You?, The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show,

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