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Ralph Bellamy

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.


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Born:
Jun 17, 1904 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
158
First Appeared:
In the movie The Secret Six 1931-04-18
Latest Project:
Movie Cary Grant: A Class Apart 2004-03-22
Known For
Filmography
Movie Cary Grant: A Class Apart Himself - Actor, 1988 Interview (archive footage) 2004-03-22
Movie The Calcium Kid Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie 100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome Himself 1996-01-01
Movie 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family Himself 1996-01-01
Movie Pretty Woman James Morse 1990-03-23
Movie The Freshman Unknown 1990-07-20
Movie Fletch Lives Unknown 1989-03-17
Series Christine Cromwell 1989-11-11
Series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men Dr. Abraham Sapirstein 1989-11-16
Movie Coming to America Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1 1988-06-29
Series War and Remembrance President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1988-11-13
Movie The Good Mother Grandfather 1988-11-04
Movie Disorderlies Albert Dennison 1987-07-14
Movie Amazon Women on the Moon Mr. Gower 1987-09-18
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Space Paul Stidham 1985-04-13
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Love Leads the Way: A True Story Sen. Christi 1984-10-07
Series The Winds of War President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1983-02-06
Movie Trading Places Randolph Duke 1983-06-07
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series Aloha Paradise Unknown 1981-02-25
Movie Power Ben Frelinghuysen 1980-01-14
Movie The Memory of Eva Ryker William E. Ryker 1980-05-07
Movie The Billion Dollar Threat 1979-04-14
Movie Wheels Lowell Baxter 1978-05-07
Series Wheels Lowell Baxter 1978-05-07
Movie The Clone Master Ezra Louthin 1978-09-14
Series Hunter 1977-02-18
Movie Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging McVea 1977-06-09
Movie Oh, God! Sam Raven 1977-10-07
Movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Dr. Gunther 1976-11-12
Movie Nightmare in Badham County Judge 1976-11-05
Movie Once an Eagle Ed Caldwell 1976-12-02
Series Once an Eagle Ed Caldwell 1976-12-02
Movie The Moneychangers Jerome Patterson 1976-12-04
Series Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers Jerome Patterson 1976-12-04
Movie Adventures of the Queen J.L. Dundeen 1975-02-14
Movie Search For the Gods Dr. Henderson 1975-03-09
Movie Murder on Flight 502 Dr. Kenyon Walker 1975-11-21
Series Medical Story Unknown 1975-09-04
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie The Missiles of October U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson 1974-12-18
Movie Something Evil Harry Lincoln 1972-01-21
Movie Cancel My Reservation John Ed 1972-09-21
Movie Doctors' Wives Jake Porter 1971-02-03
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series The Most Deadly Game 1970-10-10
Series Harold Robbins' The Survivors Unknown 1969-09-22
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie The Immortal Dr. Matthew Pearce 1969-09-30
Movie The Professionals Joe Grant 1966-11-01
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Himself 1965-12-31
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Unknown 1963-11-07
Series The Eleventh Hour Dr. L. Richard Starke 1962-10-03
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed Lambertson 1961-10-23
Series Checkmate Governor Tom Barker 1960-09-17
Movie Sunrise at Campobello Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1960-09-28
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Congressman Frank R. Reid 1955-12-31
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Man Against Crime Mike Barnett 1949-10-07
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Seeds of Destiny Narrator 1946-01-01
Movie Delightfully Dangerous Arthur Hale 1945-03-31
Movie Lady on a Train Jonathan Waring 1945-08-17
Movie Guest in the House Douglas Proctor 1944-12-08
Movie Stage Door Canteen Himself 1943-06-24
Movie Lady in a Jam Stanley Gardner 1942-06-19
Movie The Ghost of Frankenstein Erich Ernst 1942-03-13
Movie Men of Texas Major Lamphere 1942-07-03
Movie The Great Impersonation Sir Edward Dominey / Baron Leopold von Ragenstein 1942-12-18
Movie Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Ellery Queen 1941-03-24
Movie Footsteps in the Dark Dr. R.L. Davis 1941-03-08
Movie Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime Ellery Queen 1941-08-14
Movie Affectionately Yours Owen Wright 1941-05-10
Movie Dive Bomber Lance Rogers 1941-08-31
Movie The Wolf Man Colonel Montford 1941-12-12
Movie Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring Ellery Queen 1941-11-18
Movie Brother Orchid Clarence P. Fletcher 1940-06-08
Movie Flight Angels Bill Graves 1940-05-18
Movie Queen of the Mob Agent Scott Langham 1940-06-28
Movie His Girl Friday Bruce Baldwin 1940-01-18
Movie Ellery Queen, Master Detective Ellery Queen 1940-11-30
Movie Dance, Girl, Dance Steve Adams 1940-08-30
Movie Meet the Wildcat Lt. Brad Williams 1940-11-22
Movie Public Deb No. 1 Bruce Fairchild 1940-09-13
Movie Let Us Live Lieutenant Everett 1939-03-29
Movie Blind Alley Dr. Shelby 1939-05-11
Movie Coast Guard Lt. Raymond 'Ray' Dower 1939-08-04
Movie Fools for Scandal Phillip Chester 1938-04-16
Movie The Crime of Doctor Hallet Dr. Paul Hallet 1938-03-12
Movie Boy Meets Girl C. Elliott 'C.F.' Friday 1938-08-27
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie Trade Winds Ben Blodgett 1938-12-28
Movie Smashing the Spy Ring John Baxter 1938-12-29
Movie Girls' School Michael Hendragin 1938-09-30
Movie Carefree Steven Arden 1938-09-02
Movie Let's Get Married Kirk Duncan 1937-04-14
Movie It Can't Last Forever Russ Matthews 1937-07-15
Movie The Awful Truth 'Dan' Leeson 1937-10-21
Movie Wild Brian Kent Brian Kent 1936-11-05
Movie The Man Who Lived Twice Dr. James Blake / 'Slick' Rawley 1936-09-25
Movie Counterfeit Lady Johnny Pierce 1936-12-31
Movie The Wedding Night Fredrik Sobieski 1935-03-08
Movie Gigolette Terry Gallagher 1935-02-15
Movie Eight Bells Steve Andrews 1935-04-10
Movie Rendezvous at Midnight Commissioner Robert Edmonds 1935-02-11
Movie Hands Across the Table Allen Macklyn 1935-10-18
Movie Air Hawks Barry Eldon 1935-05-07
Movie Navy Wife Dr. Quentin Harden 1935-09-17
Movie The Healer Dr. Holden 1935-06-14
Movie Once to Every Woman Dr. Barclay 1934-03-24
Movie Spitfire George Fleetwood 1934-03-08
Movie This Man is Mine Jim Dunlap 1934-04-13
Movie The Crime of Helen Stanley Inspector Steve Trent 1934-04-20
Movie Woman in the Dark John Bradley 1934-11-08
Movie Girl in Danger Inspector Steve Trent 1934-09-11
Movie Picture Snatcher J.R. 'Al' McLean 1933-05-06
Movie Destination Unknown Stowaway 1933-04-01
Movie Parole Girl Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith 1933-03-04
Movie The Narrow Corner Eric Whittenson 1933-07-07
Movie Below the Sea McCreary 1933-03-28
Movie Ever in My Heart Jeff 1933-10-28
Movie Flying Devils 'Speed' Hardy 1933-07-14
Movie Before Midnight Inspector Steve Trent 1933-11-18
Movie Ace of Aces Capt. Blake 1933-10-20
Movie Headline Shooter Hal 1933-07-28
Movie Blind Adventure Jim Steele 1933-08-18
Movie Disorderly Conduct Captain Tom Manning 1932-03-20
Movie Forbidden Holland 1932-01-09
Movie Young America Judge Blake 1932-04-17
Movie The Woman in Room 13 John Bruce 1932-05-15
Movie Air Mail Mike Miller 1932-11-03
Movie Wild Girl Jack Marbury 1932-11-09
Movie The Secret Six Johnny Franks 1931-04-18
Movie The Magnificent Lie Bill Childers 1931-07-25
Movie Surrender Captain Ebbing 1931-12-06
Movie West of Broadway Mac 1931-11-28