Death of Ned Wertimer

October 27, 1923 - January 2, 2013
Los Angeles, California | Age 89

Doorman on 'Jeffersons,' dies at 89
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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...

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