Ned Wertimer Dies, 'Jeffersons' Actor Mourned on Twitter

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 9, 2013|4:51 pm

Ned Wertimer, a longtime actor on "The Jeffersons," died at age 89 last Wednesday.

It was for his role on the CBS sitcom that Wertimer is best known. The veteran actor portrayed the money-grubbing doorman Ralph Hart on "The Jeffersons" for 11 seasons.

Wertimer's death was confirmed Tuesday by his longtime manager Brad Lemack, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Furthermore, Lemack took to his Twitter account with the news.

"Sad to report my long time client & pal Ned Wertimer has died," wrote the manager. "He was Ralph the Doorman on the hit series 'The Jeffersons' Ned was 89."

The actor died on Jan. 2 at the Sherman Village Health Care Center outside of Los Angeles from complications that arose after a fall in his Burbank home in late November.

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Wertimer appeared on over 100 television shows and movies over the course of his career, which began in the 1950s.

In addition to his prolific character on "The Jeffersons," Wertimer's television credits included "Gunsmoke," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Debbie Reynolds Show," among many others.

In 2007, Wertimer appeared as an extra in the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" alongside Johnny Depp. Before that, the actor filled roles in films such as "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," "Bad Company" alongside Jeff Bridges, and "The Long Dark Night," among others.

On Twitter Wednesday, many users were mourning the death of the actor.

Jim posted, "Sad to hear the richest doorman on the Eastside has passed away. RIP Ralph."

"RIP, Ralph the Doorman, Ned Wertimer," wrote Paul.

"Yet another JEFFERSONS star passes away," posted Matthew. "RIP, 'Ralph.'"

The actor's death arrives just months after his "Jeffersons" co-star Sherman Hemsley died last July.

Wertimer leaves behind his wife, his sister-in-law, a niece, and three nephews, according to the Huffington Post.

 

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