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 Ralph Bellamy

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Ralph Bellamy Famous memorial

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
29 Nov 1991 (aged 87)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Murmuring Trees section, Map #G50, Lot 8687, Single Ground Interment Space 4
Memorial ID
3514 View Source

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 succeeded, 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 television series and television 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 Remembrance" (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, accepted by his great-nephew Sam Huntington.

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 succeeded, 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 television series and television 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 Remembrance" (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, accepted by his great-nephew Sam Huntington.

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Ralph R. Bellamy
1904 - 1991
Beloved Husband of Alice


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  • Added: 29 Aug 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3514
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3514/ralph-bellamy: accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Bellamy (17 Jun 1904–29 Nov 1991), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3514, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .