Ned Wertimer

  • Born: October 27, 1923
  • Died: January 2, 2013
  • Location: Los Angeles, California

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This undated image provided by Brad Lemack shows Ned Wertimer. Wertimer, a versatile character actor who was perhaps best known as Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on TV’s The Jeffersons, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. He was 89.

Doorman on 'Jeffersons,' dies at 89

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS comedy "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, New York, 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.


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Thank you for all the laughter throughout the years as Ralph. RIP

Posted by Lourdes Hogan - Spring Valley, CA - Fan   February 09, 2013

I send my condolences to the family of Dear Mr. Wertimer. "The Jeffersons" touched many of us. My prayers are with you. (Rev. 21: 3,4)

Posted by Charles A. Green - Tampa, FL - Fan   January 10, 2013

I'm gonna miss ol Ralph.....bless you.

Posted by Big Mike - Upstate, NY - fan   January 09, 2013

Dear sweet Ned, over the many years of watching you on the Jefferson's you brought many smiles and laughter to your audiences. Especially me. God Bless your sweet heart.

Posted by Sandy - Carson City, NV - admirer   January 09, 2013


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This undated image provided by Brad Lemack shows Ned Wertimer. Wertimer, a versatile character actor who was perhaps best known as Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on TV’s The Jeffersons, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. He was 89.

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Dear sweet Ned, over the many years of watching you on the Jefferson's you brought many smiles and laughter to your audiences. Especially me. God Bless your sweet heart.