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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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