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Birth information

17 June 1904 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Death information

29 November 1991 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Ralph Rexford Bellamy

How tall is Ralph Bellamy?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Alice Murphy
Ethel Smith
Catherine Willard
Alice Mary Delbridge

Life Story of Ralph Bellamy

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.

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. 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. 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).

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. In his...

Significant features of Ralph Bellamy

Frequently played the "other man" in romances and comedies, and he was often fleeced by leading men like Cary Grant to get to the female lead.
Distinctive authoritative voice

How much money has Ralph Bellamy earned?

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

Publications and Magazines about Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Bellamy When the Smoke Hit the Fan. 1979
James Robert Parish, William T. Leonard Hollywood Players: The Thirties. 1976

What movies did Ralph Bellamy play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Pretty Woman (1990) James Morse, Christine Cromwell (1990) Cyrus Blain, War and Remembrance (1989) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Good Mother (1988) Frank - Grandfather, Coming to America (1988) Randolph Duke, L.A. Law (1988) August Redding, Matlock (1987) Sen. Lambert Crawford, Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Mr. Gower, Disorderlies (1987) Albert Dennison, Hotel (1986) Jake Cabot / Uncle Jake Cabot, The Twilight Zone (1986) Emile Francis Bendictson, Space (1985) Paul Stidham, The Fourth Wise Man (1985) Abgarus, The Love Boat (1984) Harold Fleming /...

Birth information

17 June 1904 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Death information

29 November 1991 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Ralph Rexford Bellamy

How tall is Ralph Bellamy?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Alice Murphy
Ethel Smith
Catherine Willard
Alice Mary Delbridge

Life Story of Ralph Bellamy

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.

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. 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. 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).

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. In his...

Significant features of Ralph Bellamy

Frequently played the "other man" in romances and comedies, and he was often fleeced by leading men like Cary Grant to get to the female lead.
Distinctive authoritative voice

How much money has Ralph Bellamy earned?

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

Publications and Magazines about Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Bellamy When the Smoke Hit the Fan. 1979
James Robert Parish, William T. Leonard Hollywood Players: The Thirties. 1976

What movies did Ralph Bellamy play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Pretty Woman (1990) James Morse, Christine Cromwell (1990) Cyrus Blain, War and Remembrance (1989) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Good Mother (1988) Frank - Grandfather, Coming to America (1988) Randolph Duke, L.A. Law (1988) August Redding, Matlock (1987) Sen. Lambert Crawford, Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Mr. Gower, Disorderlies (1987) Albert Dennison, Hotel (1986) Jake Cabot / Uncle Jake Cabot, The Twilight Zone (1986) Emile Francis Bendictson, Space (1985) Paul Stidham, The Fourth Wise Man (1985) Abgarus, The Love Boat (1984) Harold Fleming /...

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Ralph Bellamy and Barbara Stanwyck in Sehnsucht ohne Ende (1932)

Was one of the most popular and durable actors in Hollywood, playing everything from handsome heroes in his youth to nefarious old men later in his career.

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Ralph Bellamy, John Cassavetes, and Mia Farrow in Rosemaries Baby (1968)

Won Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for his portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Sunrise at Campobello", a role that he recreated in the movie version also titled Sunrise at Campobello (1960).

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Ralph Bellamy, Robert Armstrong, and Helen Mack in Blind Adventure (1933)

Attended New Trier High School, as did Rock Hudson, Hugh B. O'Brien, Ann-Margret, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Virginia Madsen and Liz Phair.

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Ralph Bellamy and Shirley Grey in One Is Guilty (1934)

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.".

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Ralph Bellamy, Leila Hyams, and Alexander Kirkland in Surrender (1931)

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

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Randolph Scott and Ralph Bellamy in Coast Guard (1939)

Was the eldest of three children born to Charles Rexford Bellamy, who was employed with an advertising agency, and Lilla Louise Smith. One of his younger siblings, a boy, died a couple of days after birth.

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Ralph Bellamy and Stanley Andrews in Wild Brian Kent (1936)

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.

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Ralph Bellamy and Adrienne Ames in Gigolette (1935)

Attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He was president of the Drama Club there. However, he was expelled for smoking on school grounds,.

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Ralph Bellamy and Errol Flynn in Mr. X auf Abwegen (1941)

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.

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Ralph Bellamy and Beryl Mercer in Young America (1932)

As a boy, he delivered newspapers and groceries, and worked as a soda jerk at a drugstore.

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Gary Cooper, Ralph Bellamy, and James Daly in Verdammt zum Schweigen (1955)

Had played Franklin D. Roosevelt four times: on stage, in a movie and in two miniseries.

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Ralph Bellamy, Douglass Dumbrille, and Joan Perry in Counterfeit Lady (1936)

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

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Ralph Bellamy and Margaret Lindsay in Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941)

He was a liberal Democrat who supported Franklin D. Roosevelt during his time in office.

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Ralph Bellamy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Patricia Ellis in The Narrow Corner (1933)

He was regularly seen socially with a select circle of friends known as the Irish Mafia.

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Ralph Bellamy and Ruth Chatterton in The Magnificent Lie (1931)

He was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild in 1933.

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Ralph Bellamy and Ruth Chatterton in The Magnificent Lie (1931)

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.

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Ralph Bellamy, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, and Mark Morales in Das Chaoten-Team (1987)

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

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Ralph Bellamy, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, and Mark Morales in Das Chaoten-Team (1987)

Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.

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Ralph Bellamy, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, and Mark Morales in Das Chaoten-Team (1987)

He has appeared in four films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: The Awful Truth (1937), His Girl Friday (1940), Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) and Rosemary's Baby (1968).

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Ralph Bellamy and Doris Kenyon in Young America (1932)

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