As a boy, delivered newspapers and groceries, and worked as a soda jerk at a local drugstore
Worked as an usher at Ravinia Park Open Air Pavilion
Ran away from home at age 16 to join a William Owen's band of traveling Shakespearean players
Began performing in stock and repertory with the Chautaupua Road Company; first play was "The Shepherd of the Hills"
Toured with stock companies
Founded The Ralph Bellamy Players
Broadway debut, "Town Boy"
Screen debut in "The Secret Six"
Founding member, Screen Actors Guild
Returned to Broadway stage in "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!"
Debut as Broadway producer and director, "Pretty Little Parlor"
Returned to Broadway in "State of the Union"
TV debut, "Philco Television Playhouse"
Starred in first TV series, "The Man Against Crime"
Panelist on TV quiz show, "To Tell the Truth"
Starred on TV series, "The Eleventh Hour"
Hospitalized with respiratory illness (August 27)