Person Details

Birthday: 1904-06-17 21:16:31

Death: 1991-11-29 21:16:31

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Movie Involvements: 84

TV Involvements: 12


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Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ralph Rexford Bellamy (June 17, 1904 – November 29, 1991) was an American actor whose career spanned 62 years on stage, screen and television. During his career, he played leading roles as well as supporting roles, garnering acclaim and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Awful Truth (1937). His film career began with The Secret Six (1931) starring Wallace Beery and featuring Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. By the end of 1933, he had already appeared in 22 movies, most notably Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932) and the second lead in the action film Picture Snatcher with James Cagney (1933). He played in seven more films in 1934 alone, including Woman in the Dark, based on a Dashiell Hammett story, in which Bellamy played the lead, second-billed under Fay Wray. Bellamy kept up the pace through the decade, receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Awful Truth (1937) with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, and played a similar part, that of a naive boyfriend competing with the sophisticated Grant character, in His Girl Friday (1940). He portrayed detective Ellery Queen in a few films during the 1940s, but as his film career did not progress, he returned to the stage, where he continued to perform throughout the 1950s. Bellamy appeared in other movies during this time, including Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) with Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball, and the horror classic The Wolf Man (1941) with Lon Chaney, Jr. and Evelyn Ankers. He also appeared in The Ghost of Frankenstein in 1942 with Chaney and Bela Lugosi. Bellamy appeared in numerous television series. In 1949, Bellamy starred in the television noir private eye series Man Against Crime (also known as Follow That Man) on the DuMont Television Network; initially telecast live in its earliest seasons, the program lasted until 1956 and was simulcast for a season on Dumont and NBC, and ran on CBS during a different year. The lead role was taken by Frank Lovejoy in 1956, who subsequently starred in NBC's Meet McGraw detective series. An Emmy Award nomination for the mini-series The Winds of War (1983) – in which Bellamy reprised his Sunrise at Campobello role of Franklin D. Roosevelt – brought him back into the spotlight. Highly regarded within the industry, Bellamy served as a four-term President of Actors' Equity from 1952–1964. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ralph Bellamy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Rosemary's Baby
Average
8

Rosemary's Baby

(1968) Dr. Abraham Sapirstein
The Professionals
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7

The Professionals

(1966) Joe Grant
The Wolf Man
Average
7

The Wolf Man

(1941) Colonel Montford
Studio One
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5

Studio One

(1948) Walter Preston
The Invaders
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7

The Invaders

(1967) Morgan Tate
The Ghost of Frankenstein
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6

The Ghost of Frankenstein

(1942) Erich Ernst
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
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6

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(1976) Dr. Gunther
What's My Line?
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8

What's My Line?

(1950) Himself - Mystery Guest

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2004 Himself - Actor, 1988 Interview (archive footage)
1996 Himself
Himself
1994 Bruce Baldwin (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990 James Morse
1989 N/A
1988 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Grandfather
Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1
1987 Mr. Gower
Albert Dennison
1986 N/A
N/A
1985 N/A
1984 Sen. Christi
1983 Randolph Duke
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1982 N/A
1981 N/A
1980 William E. Ryker
Ben Frelinghuysen
1979 N/A
1978 Ezra Louthin
Lowell Baxter
1977 Sam Raven
Arnold Hamilton
McVea
N/A
1976 Jerome Patterson
Ed Caldwell
Dr. Gunther
Judge
N/A
1975 Dr. Kenyon Walker
N/A
Dr. Henderson
J.L. Dundeen
1974 U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
N/A
1972 John Ed
Harry Lincoln
1971 N/A
N/A
Jake Porter
1970 N/A
1969 Dr. Matthew Pearce
N/A
N/A
Baylor Carlyle
1968 Dr. Abraham Sapirstein
1967 Morgan Tate
1966 N/A
Joe Grant
1965 Himself
N/A
N/A
1963 N/A
1962 Dr. Theodore Bassett
Dr. L. Richard Starke
1961 Lambertson
N/A
(archive footage)
1960 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Governor Tom Barker
1959 N/A
N/A
1958 Theron
1956 N/A
N/A
1955 Congressman Frank R. Reid
N/A
N/A
1954 N/A
1953 N/A
N/A
1951 N/A
N/A
1950 N/A
N/A
Himself - Mystery Guest
1949 Mike Barnett
1948 Walter Preston
N/A
N/A
N/A
1946 Narrator
1945 Jonathan Waring
Arthur Hale
1944 Douglas Proctor
1943 Himself
1942 Sir Edward Dominey / Baron Leopold von Ragenstein
Major Lamphere
Stanley Gardner
Erich Ernst
1941 Colonel Montford
Ellery Queen
Lance Rogers
Ellery Queen
Owen Wright
Ellery Queen
Dr. R.L. Davis
1940 Ellery Queen
Lt. Brad Williams
Bruce Fairchild
Steve Adams
Agent Scott Langham
Clarence P. Fletcher
Bill Graves
Bruce Baldwin
1939 Lt. Raymond 'Ray' Dower
Dr. Shelby
Lieutenant Everett
1938 John Baxter
Ben Blodgett
Michael Hendragin
Stephen Arden
C. Elliott 'C.F.' Friday
Phillip Chester
Dr. Paul Hallet
Himself
1937 Dan Leeson
Russ Matthews
Kirk Duncan
1936 Johnny Pierce
Brian Kent
Dr. James Blake / 'Slick' Rawley
John Vickery
Daniel S. 'Dan' Bailey
1935 Allen Macklyn
Dr. Quentin Harden
Dr. Holden
Barry Eldon
Steve Andrews
Fredrik Sobieski
Terry Gallagher
Commissioner Robert Edmonds
1934 John Bradley
Inspector Steve Trent
Inspector Steve Trent
Jim Dunlap
Dr. James Barclay
George Fleetwood
1933 Inspector Steve Trent
Jeff
Captain Blake
Jim Steele
Hal
'Speed' Hardy
Eric Whittenson
J.R. 'Al' McLean
Stowaway
McCreary
Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith
1932 Jack Marbury
Mike Miller
John Bruce
Judge Blake
Captain Tom Manning
Holland
1931 Captain Ebbing
Mac
Bill Childers
Johnny Franks
Year Character Movie/Tv

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