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Ned Wertimer dead at age 89 following fall


UPI News Service, 01/09/2013 

Ned Wertimer has died at the Sherman Village Health Care Center near Los Angeles after a fall in late November, the character actor's manager said. He was 89.

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The Hollywood Reporter confirmed his Jan. 2 death on Wednesday.

Wertimer is best known for playing Ralph the doorman for 11 seasons on the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons."

Among his other small-screen credits were "Gunsmoke," "McMillan and Wife," "Car 54, Where Are You?," "The Debbie Reynolds Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Mork & Mindy," "He & She" and "Family Law."

The Buffalo, N.Y., native appeared in the films "The Strongest Man in the World," "The Pack" and "The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

 

 


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