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  • BIRTH 17/06/1904
  • DEATH 29/11/1991
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 14
  • MOVIES 35

Ralph Bellamy

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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.

Ralph Bellamy

Shows (14)

The Invaders
The Invaders
Morgan Tate
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Arnold Hamilton
The Winds of War
The Winds of War
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The Eleventh Hour
The Eleventh Hour
Dr. L. Richard Starke
The F.B.I.
The F.B.I.
Captain Jennerson / Mark Dryden
L.A. Law
L.A. Law
August Redding
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Sheriff Bassett
Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Jerome Patterson
Rawhide
Rawhide
Judge Quince / Marshal Hanson Dickson
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Pastor Anderson / Theron
Dr. Kildare
Dr. Kildare
Dr. L Richard Starke
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Col. Tom Wheeler
Checkmate
Checkmate
Governor Tom Barker
Studio One
Studio One
Walter Preston

Movies (35)

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman
James Morse
Coming to America
Coming to America
Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1 (uncredited)
Trading Places
Trading Places
Randolph Duke
The Professionals
The Professionals
Grant
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby
Dr. Sapirstein
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
Dr. Gunther
His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday
Bruce Baldwin
Carefree
Carefree
Stephen Arden
Lady on a Train
Lady on a Train
Jonathan Waring
The Ghost of Frankenstein
The Ghost of Frankenstein
Erik Ernst
The Wolf Man
The Wolf Man
Colonel Montford
Nightmare in Badham County
Nightmare in Badham County
Judge
Affectionately Yours
Affectionately Yours
Owen Wright
Amazon Women on the Moon
Amazon Women on the Moon
Mr. Gower
Forbidden
Forbidden
Holland
Something Evil
Something Evil
Harry Lincoln
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Congressman Frank R. Reid
Breakdowns of 1938
Breakdowns of 1938
Philip Chester (archive footage) (uncredited)
Parole Girl
Parole Girl
Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith
The 10 from Texas
The 10 from Texas
(archive footage)
The Magnificent Lie
The Magnificent Lie
Bill Childers
Picture Snatcher
Picture Snatcher
J.R. 'Al' McLean
Oh, God!
Oh, God!
Sam Raven
Dance, Girl, Dance
Dance, Girl, Dance
Steve Adams
The Clone Master
The Clone Master
Ezra Louthin
Disorderlies
Disorderlies
Albert Dennison
Blind Alley
Blind Alley
Dr. Shelby
Power
Power
Ben Frelinghuysen
Guest in the House
Guest in the House
Douglas Proctor
The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
Dan Leeson
Terror in the Aisles
Terror in the Aisles
Dr. Sapirstein (archive footage) (uncredited)
Search for the Gods
Search for the Gods
Dr. Henderson
Stage Door Canteen
Stage Door Canteen
Ralph Bellamy
Love Leads the Way: A True Story
Love Leads the Way: A True Story
Sen. Christi
The Good Mother
The Good Mother
Grandfather Frank