Ralph Bellamy

Actor, Director, Designer
Engaging performer who made his mark as the nice-but-bland fellow who loses the girl to Cary Grant or his ilk in the screwball comedies "Hands Across the Table" (1935), 1937's "The Awful Truth" (for which he received an ... Read more »
Born: 06/17/1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (113)

Lugosi: The Forgotten King 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Come, Easy Go 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

In Vino Veritas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Only the Good Die Young 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

James Morse (Actor)

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cary Grant: The Leading Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

Randolph Duke (Actor)

The Good Mother 1988 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

Disorderlies 1987 (Movie)

Albert Dennis (Actor)

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

James A. Michener's "Space" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Trading Places 1983 (Movie)

Randolph Duke (Actor)

Power 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Millionaire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Hunter 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

Sam Raven (Actor)

McNaughton's Daughter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Cancel My Reservation 1974 (Movie)

John Ed (Actor)

Something Evil 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Doctors' Wives 1971 (Movie)

Jake Porter (Actor)

The Immortal 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Most Deadly Game 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Immortal 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Survivors 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Rosemary's Baby 1968 (Movie)

Dr Saperstein (Actor)

The Professionals 1965 (Movie)

Grant (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

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The Barbara Stanwyck Theater 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

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Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Actor)

Christmas Tree 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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The Defender 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

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Philco Television Playhouse 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Man Against Crime 1949 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955 (Movie)

Frank Reid (Actor)

Stage Door Canteen 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

His Girl Friday 1940 (Movie)

Bruce Baldwin (Actor)

The Wolf Man 1940 (Movie)

Colonel Paul Montford (Actor)

Brother Orchid 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dance, Girl, Dance 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boy Meets Girl 1938 (Movie)

E Elliott Friday (Actor)

Carefree 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Awful Truth 1936 (Movie)

Daniel Leeson (Actor)

Spitfire 1933 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ace of Aces (Movie)

Major Blake (Actor)

Adventures of the Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Affectionately Yours (Movie)

Owen Wright (Actor)

Air Mail (Movie)

Mike Miller (Actor)

Blind Alley (Movie)

Dr. Shelby (Actor)

Coast Guard (Movie)

Lt. Raymond Dower (Actor)

Condominium (TV Show)

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Delightfully Dangerous (Movie)

Arthur Hale (Actor)

Disorderly Conduct (Movie)

Tom Manning (Actor)

Dive Bomber (Movie)

Dr. Lance Rogers (Actor)

Dr. Socrates (Movie)

(Actor)

Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (Movie)

Ellery Queen (Actor)

Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (Movie)

Ellery Queen (Actor)

Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (Movie)

Ellery Queen (Actor)

Ellery Queen. Master Detective (Movie)

Ellery Queen (Actor)

Ever in My Heart (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Flying Devils (Movie)

Speed Hardy (Actor)

Fools for Scandal (Movie)

Phillip Chester (Actor)

Footsteps in the Dark (Movie)

Dr. Davis (Actor)

Great Impersonation (Movie)

Sir Edward Dominey (Actor)

Guest in the House (Movie)

Douglas Proctor (Actor)

Hands Across the Table (Movie)

Allen Macklyn (Actor)

Headline Shooter (Movie)

Hal Caldwell (Actor)

Helldorado (Movie)

J.F. Van Avery (Actor)

Lady on a Train (Movie)

Jonathan Waring (Actor)

Let Us Live (Movie)

Lieutenant Everett (Actor)

Let's Get Married (Movie)

Kirk Duncan (Actor)

Love Leads the Way (TV Show)

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Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

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Nightmare in Badham County (TV Show)

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Once an Eagle (TV Show)

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Once to Every Woman (Movie)

Dr. Barclay (Actor)

Picture Snatcher (Movie)

McLean (Actor)

Queen of the Mob (Movie)

Scott Langham (Actor)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Movie)

Dr. Ladd (Actor)

Return to Earth (TV Show)

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Search For the Gods (TV Show)

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Second Hand Wife (Movie)

Carter Cavendish (Actor)

Smashing the Spy Ring (Movie)

John Baxter (Actor)

Testimony of Two Men (TV Show)

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The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Show)

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The Clone Master (TV Show)

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The Eleventh Hour (TV Show)

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The Fourth Wise Man (TV Show)

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The Ghost of Frankenstein (Movie)

Erik Ernst (Actor)

The Healer (Movie)

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The Log of the Black Pearl (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Lie (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Show)

Actor

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Narrow Corner (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

The Secret Six (Movie)

Johnny Franks (Actor)

The Wedding Night (Movie)

Frederik Sobieski (Actor)

This Man Is Mine (Movie)

Jim Dunlap (Actor)

Trade Winds (Movie)

Ben Blodgett (Actor)

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

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Wild Girl (Movie)

Jack Marbury (Actor)

Wings of Fire (TV Show)

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Woman in the Dark (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

Young America (Movie)

Judge Blake (Actor)

Biography

Engaging performer who made his mark as the nice-but-bland fellow who loses the girl to Cary Grant or his ilk in the screwball comedies "Hands Across the Table" (1935), 1937's "The Awful Truth" (for which he received an Oscar nomination), "Carefree" (1938) and "His Girl Friday" (1940).

Relationships

Lilla Louise Bellamy

Mother

Carolyn Walbridge

Sister

Charles Bellamy

Father
headed own agency

Willard Bellamy

Son
adopted with Catherine Willard

Alice Delbridge

Wife
married on December 28, 1926 divorced in 1930

Lynn McCrudden

Daughter
mother, Catherine Willard

Alice Murphy

Wife
married from November 27, 1949 until Bellamy's death in 1991 fourth wife born c. 1908 died on July 9, 1996 at age 88

Ethel Smith

Wife
married in 1945 divorced in 1947

Catherine Willard

Wife
married in 1931 divorced in 1945

EDUCATION

New Trier High School

Winnetka , Illinois
president of the drama club

Milestones

1991

Hospitalized with respiratory illness (August 27)

1948

TV debut, "Philco Television Playhouse"

1944

Returned to Broadway in "State of the Union"

1943

Debut as Broadway producer and director, "Pretty Little Parlor"

1934

Returned to Broadway stage in "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!"

1933

Founding member, Screen Actors Guild

1931

Screen debut in "The Secret Six"

1929

Broadway debut, "Town Boy"

1922

Began performing in stock and repertory with the Chautaupua Road Company; first play was "The Shepherd of the Hills"

1922

Toured with stock companies

1921

Ran away from home at age 16 to join a William Owen's band of traveling Shakespearean players

1921

Worked as an usher at Ravinia Park Open Air Pavilion

Starred on TV series, "The Eleventh Hour"

Founded The Ralph Bellamy Players

As a boy, delivered newspapers and groceries, and worked as a soda jerk at a local drugstore

Starred in first TV series, "The Man Against Crime"

Panelist on TV quiz show, "To Tell the Truth"

Bonus Trivia

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He was awarded the Merit from the State of Israel (1968)

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