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Ned Wertimer, Doorman on 'The Jeffersons,' Dies at 89

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.

by Anonymousreply 701/09/2013

Obviously broken hearted over the passing of the love of his life. Happens frequently with elderly couples.

by Anonymousreply 101/09/2013

Do you think St. Peter opened the pearly gates for him?

by Anonymousreply 201/09/2013

MTM filled in for him on Christmas at WJM.

by Anonymousreply 301/09/2013

He was also in "Mame"

by Anonymousreply 401/09/2013

As a neglected kid growing up in Appalachia, TV meant the world to me. I miss all those old characters (sob).

by Anonymousreply 501/09/2013

Did him and Sherman fool around?

by Anonymousreply 601/09/2013

Still here, bishes!!

by Anonymousreply 701/09/2013
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