Ned Wertimer


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Birth Place
Buffalo, New York, USA
Born
October 27, 1923
Died
January 02, 2013
Cause of Death
Undetermined

Biography

Alongside Lorenzo Music's Carlton from the sitcom "Rhoda," Ned Wertimer had the honor of playing television's most famous doorman during his 50-episode stint on "The Jeffersons." Wertimer began his career in the theater as an assistant stage manager and an actor. He made his first televised appearances in mid-1950s live programming that included the crime series "Rocky King, Detective" ...

Biography

Alongside Lorenzo Music's Carlton from the sitcom "Rhoda," Ned Wertimer had the honor of playing television's most famous doorman during his 50-episode stint on "The Jeffersons." Wertimer began his career in the theater as an assistant stage manager and an actor. He made his first televised appearances in mid-1950s live programming that included the crime series "Rocky King, Detective" and an episode of the drama anthology "The Alcoa Hour." Wertimer's film career is an interesting cross-section of supporting roles in motion pictures ranging from the 1964 guilty pleasure "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" and the Joe Namath feature film debut "C.C. and Company" to a latter-day supporting role in 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" as a Singing Gallows Pirate. Television was always Wertimer's steadiest employer, from guest shots on "McMillan & Wife," "Simon & Simon," and "227," to a turn in the 1985 Wes Craven made-for-television horror film "Chiller." But it was Wertimer's portrayal of Ralph the Doorman, the sycophantic gatekeeper of a Manhattan high rise building always angling for a tip from Sherman Hemsley's George Jefferson, that television fans will remember most.

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