Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Bellamy

  • Born on
    • June 17th, 1904
  • Died on
    • November 29th, 1991
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ralph Rexford Bellamy (June 17, 1904 – November 29, 1991) was an American actor whose career spanned 62 years on stage, screen and television. During his career, he played leading roles as well as supporting roles, garnering acclaim and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Awful Truth (1937). His film career began with The Secret Six (1931) starring Wallace Beery and featuring Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. By the end of 1933, he had already appeared in 22 movies, most notably Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932) and the second lead in the action film Picture Snatcher with James Cagney (1933). He played in seven more films in 1934 alone, including Woman in the Dark, based on a Dashiell Hammett story, in which Bellamy played the lead, second-billed under Fay Wray. Bellamy kept up the pace through the decade, receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Awful Truth (1937) with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, and played a similar part, that of a naive boyfriend competing with the sophisticated Grant character, in His Girl Friday (1940). He portrayed detective Ellery Queen in a few films during the 1940s, but as his film career did not progress, he returned to the stage, where he continued to perform throughout the 1950s. Bellamy appeared in other movies during this time, including Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) with Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball, and the horror classic The Wolf Man (1941) with Lon Chaney, Jr. and Evelyn Ankers. He also appeared in The Ghost of Frankenstein in 1942 with Chaney and Bela Lugosi. Bellamy appeared in numerous television series. In 1949, Bellamy starred in the television noir private eye series Man Against Crime (also known as Follow That Man) on the DuMont Television Network; initially telecast live in its earliest seasons, the program lasted until 1956 and was simulcast for a season on Dumont and NBC, and ran on CBS during a different year. The lead role was taken by Frank Lovejoy in 1956, who subsequently starred in NBC's Meet McGraw detective series. An Emmy Award nomination for the mini-series The Winds of War (1983) – in which Bellamy reprised his Sunrise at Campobello role of Franklin D. Roosevelt – brought him back into the spotlight. Highly regarded within the industry, Bellamy served as a four-term President of Actors' Equity from 1952–1964. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ralph Bellamy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (46 Credits)

1994Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics as Bruce Baldwin (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990Pretty Woman as James Morse
1988The Good Mother as Grandfather Frank
1988Coming to America as Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1 (uncredited)
1988War and Remembrance as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1987Disorderlies as Albert Dennison
1987Amazon Women on the Moon as Mr. Gower
1985The Fourth Wise Man as Abgarus
1984Terror in the Aisles as Dr. Sapirstein (archive footage) (uncredited)
1983Trading Places as Randolph Duke
1983The Winds of War as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1977Oh, God! as Sam Raven
1976The Boy in the Plastic Bubble as Dr. Gunther
1976Nightmare in Badham County as Judge
1975Murder on Flight 502 as Dr. Kenyon Walker
1974The Missiles of October as U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
1974The Missiles of October
1972Something Evil as Harry Lincoln
1968Rosemary's Baby as Dr. Sapirstein
1966The Professionals as Joe Grant
1960Sunrise at Campobello as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1955The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell as Congressman Frank R. Reid
1945Lady on a Train as Jonathan Waring
1944Guest in the House as Douglas Proctor
1942The Ghost of Frankenstein as Erich Ernst
1941Footsteps in the Dark as Dr. R.L. Davis
1941Dive Bomber as Lance Rogers
1941The Wolf Man as Colonel Montford
1941Affectionately Yours as Owen Wright
1940His Girl Friday as Bruce Baldwin
1940Brother Orchid as Clarence P. Fletcher
1940Dance, Girl, Dance as Steve Adams
1939Blind Alley as Dr. Shelby
1939Let Us Live as Lieutenant Everett
1938Carefree as Stephen Arden
1938Trade Winds as Ben Blodgett
1938Boy Meets Girl as C. Elliott 'C.F.' Friday
1937The Awful Truth as Dan Leeson
1935The Wedding Night as Fredrik Sobieski
1935Hands Across the Table as Allen Macklyn
1934Spitfire as George Fleetwood
1933Picture Snatcher as J.R. 'Al' McLean
1933Ever in My Heart as Jeff
1932Forbidden as Holland
1931West of Broadway as Mac - The Ranch Foreman
1931The Secret 6 as Johnny Franks

Himself (1 Credits)

1943Stage Door Canteen as Himself


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