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Ralph Bellamy (Ralph Rexford Bellamy) was born on 17 June, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is an Actor, Soundtrack. Discover Ralph Bellamy's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Ralph Bellamy networth?

Popular As Ralph Rexford Bellamy
Occupation actor,soundtrack
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 17 June 1904
Birthday 17 June
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of death 29 November, 1991
Died Place Santa Monica, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Ralph Bellamy Height, Weight & Measurements

At 87 years old, Ralph Bellamy height is 6' 2" (1.88 m) .

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Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Who Is Ralph Bellamy's Wife?

His wife is Alice Murphy (27 November 1949 - 29 November 1991) ( his death), Ethel Smith (21 August 1945 - 25 November 1947) ( divorced), Catherine Willard (6 July 1931 - 6 August 1945) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Alice Mary Delbridge (27 December 1927 - 4 February 1931) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Wife Alice Murphy (27 November 1949 - 29 November 1991) ( his death), Ethel Smith (21 August 1945 - 25 November 1947) ( divorced), Catherine Willard (6 July 1931 - 6 August 1945) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Alice Mary Delbridge (27 December 1927 - 4 February 1931) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Ralph Bellamy Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Ralph Bellamy worth at the age of 87 years old? Ralph Bellamy’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Ralph Bellamy's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

The Secret 6 (1931)$650 /week
The Magnificent Lie (1931)$650 /week
Ever in My Heart (1933)6,000

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 37-38. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.


in the movie Pearl Harbor (2001)).


He was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on February 26, 1992.


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 55-56. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.


for the blockbuster TV miniseries War and Remembrance (1988) (ironically, Voight himself would later play F. D. R.


Ralph Bellamy was a veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession.

It was for his services to the acting community that he was the recipient of an honorary Academy Award in 1987.


Turned down the role of Noah Cross in Chinatown (1974); the role was played by John Huston instead.


He also specialized in redoubtable detectives who always find their man (he starred as Ellery Queen in a series of four "B" movies) and as slightly sinister yet stylish villains (such typecasting reaching its apogee with his turn as the not-so-kindly doctor in the horror classic Rosemary's Baby (1968)). Bellamy's greatest role was as Franklin D.


He also reprised his portrayal of Roosevelt in Schary's 1960 movie adaptation of his play Sunrise at Campobello (1960), which brought his co-star Greer Garson a Golden Globe award and a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for playing Eleanor Roosevelt. To play F. D. R. and show his struggle with the onset of polio, Bellamy studied up on Roosevelt as both man and politician, gaining an insight into the future president's psyche.


Roosevelt in Dore Schary's play "Sunrise at Campobello," for which he won a 1958 Best Actor-Dramatic Tony Award.


Known as a champion of actors' rights, Bellamy was one of the founders of the Screen Actors Guild, and also served four terms as President of Actors' Equity from 1952 to 1964. He took office during some of the darkest days of McCarthyism, but positioned Actors' Equity and thus, the Broadway theater to the left of Hollywood by resisting blacklisting. Many of those blacklisted in Hollywood found homes in the theater. Under Bellamy, Actors Equity established standards to protect members against charges of Communist Party membership or "exhibiting left-wing sympathies". (One of the charges levied against legendary stage and film director Elia Kazan, including Rod Steiger at the time Kazan received an honorary Oscar, was that he should have defied the House Un-American Activities Committee and not have named names because he could have remained employed in the theater even if he had been blacklisted in Hollywood. )Under Bellamy's leadership, Actor's Equity managed to double its assets within the first six years of his presidency and was successful in establishing the first pension fund for actors.


Like Method actors Marlon Brando and Jon Voight, who prepared for their portrayals of paraplegic war veterans in the movies The Men (1950) and Coming Home (1978) by living in veterans hospitals with paraplegics, Bellamy tried to understand the trauma that F. D. R. underwent and the challenges he faced. Bellamy spent a considerable amount of time at a rehabilitation center learning how to master leg braces, crutches and a wheelchair to increase the verisimilitude of his portrayal of Rosevelt. So successful was his portrait of Roosevelt that he was called upon a generation later to recreate F. D. R.


He starred in one of the first TV police shows, Man Against Crime (1949), which was on the air from 1949-54, and later had roles in several other TV series, including The Eleventh Hour (1962), The Survivors (1969) and The Most Deadly Game (1970). He also appeared in countless TV-movies and tele-plays, and was three times nominated for an Emmy Award.


Bellamy also had a prolific career on television, beginning with his 1948 debut in The Philco Television Playhouse (1948).


In Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday (1940), Bellamy's character, as happened in several movies, loses his girl to Cary Grant. At one point in the movie, as the conniving newspaper editor, Grant is giving a henchman directions to help him identify Bellamy's character, and Grant says, "He looks like Ralph Bellamy.".


While he was under contract for Columbia Pictures, he directed a screen test for a xylophone player in New York in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It with You (1938). The xylophone did not get the role.


In his heyday he typically played a rich but dull character who is jilted by the leading lady (he won his only Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor, for just such a role in the 1937 comedy The Awful Truth (1937), in which he lost Irene Dunne to Cary Grant).


Bellamy made the first of his over 100 films in 1933, appearing as a gangster in The Secret 6 (1931). While he never became a major star or played many leads in "A" pictures, he made a career out of playing second-leads in major productions before developing into a character actor.


He not only learned his craft but by 1927 wound up owning his own theatrical troupe. Two years later he made his Broadway theatrical debut in "Town Boy" (29 years later he would win a Tony Award).


Ralph owned his own stock company for four seasons (1926-1930). It was called "The Ralph Bellamy Players" and it toured Nashville, Evanston, and Iowa (including Des Moines). Overall, he spent nine years in repertory and touring companies, playing over 400 roles, including an average of two or three in each play.


Bellamy began his career as a player right out of high school in 1922, joining a traveling company that put on Shakespearean plays. For the next five years he appeared with stock companies and repertory theaters associated with the Chautauqua Road Co. , which brought culture to the hinterlands.


Ralph Rexford Bellamy was born June 17, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lilla Louise (Smith), originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and Charles Rexford Bellamy, who had deep roots in New England.


He was a member of The Lambs, an actor's club first established in New York in 1874.