Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Bellamy

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Nov 1991 (aged 87)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Murmering Trees, Lot 8687
Memorial ID 3514 · View Source
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Actor. Leading man of stage and screen. Early on in his career he became typecast as a rich but dull character who never got the girl. However, he worked hard to escape the typecasting and eventually succeded, playing a number of different roles on film. He also became a highly respected stage actor. Some of his early film roles include "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1932), "Flying Devils" (1933), "Spitfire" (1934), "Helldorado" (1935), "The Awful Truth" (1937) (Academy award nomination), "His Girl Friday" (1940), "Ellery Queen Master Detective" (1940) and "Stage Door Canteen" (1943). Bellamy also had an impressive television career, starting in 1948 with his debut in "Philco Television Playhouse." Over the years he appeared in countless tv-series and tv-movies, and was nominated for an Emmy award three times. He was one of the founders of the Screen Actors Guild and fought tirelessly for actor´s rights, particularly during the dark days of McCarthyism and blacklisting in the 1950s. His most celebrated role was as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the play "Sunrise At Campobello." He won a Tony award for his performance in 1958. In 1960, he reprised his role in the film version. Bellamy played Roosevelt again in the two epic miniseries "The Winds of War" (1983) and "War and Rememberance" (1988). In 1968 he appeared in the classic horror film "Rosemary´s Baby." Other notable film roles include "Oh, God!" (1977), "Trading Places" (1983) and his final film role, the box office hit "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts. In 1987 he was given an honorary Academy Award.

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