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Ralph Bellamy is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 17 june 1904 at Chicago (USA)

Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Bellamy
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Birth name Ralph Rexford Bellamy
Nationality USA
Birth 17 june 1904 at Chicago (USA)
Death 29 november 1991 (at 87 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

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).

Biography

Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Bellamy was regularly seen socially with a select circle of friends known affectionately as the "Irish Mafia", although they preferred the less sensational "Boy's Club". This group consisted of a group of Hollywood A-listers who were mainly of Irish descent (despite Bellamy having no Irish family connections himself). Others included James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Spencer Tracy, Lynne Overman, Frank Morgan and Frank McHugh.

Bellamy was married four times: first to Alice Delbridge (1927–1930), then to Catherine Willard (1931–1945). On the occasion of his marriage to organist Ethel Smith (1945–1947), Time magazine reported, ""Ralph Bellamy, 41, veteran stage (Tomorrow the World) and screen (Guest in the House) actor; and Ethel Smith, 32, thin, Tico-Tico-famed cinema electric organist (Bathing Beauty); he for the third time, she for the second; in Harrison, N.Y." Bellamy's fourth wife was Alice Murphy (1949–1991; his death).

A Democrat, Bellamy was in attendance at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.

Bellamy opened the popular Palm Springs Racquet Club in Palm Springs, California with fellow actor Charles Farrell in 1934.

On November 29, 1991, Bellamy died from a lung ailment, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He was 87 years old. Bellamy was buried in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Best films

Pretty Woman (1990)
(Actor)
Trading Places (1983)
(Actor)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
(Actor)
The Awful Truth (1937)
(Actor)

Usually with

Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(2 films)
Anna Sten
Anna Sten
(1 films)
Lee Phelps
Lee Phelps
(8 films)
Allen Jenkins
Allen Jenkins
(7 films)
Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ralph Bellamy (96 films)

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Actor

Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics, 1h29
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Actors James Earl Jones, Amy Irving, Gary Cole, Patrick Bergin, Jack Palance, Julia Campbell
Roles Bruce Baldwin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.051633.051633.051633.051633.05163
Deux histoires : Le cinéma : une jeune artiste, pour se détendre, va au cinéma qui programme un vieux film classique. Soudain à l'écran, elle se voit dans le film, ainsi que les récents faits marquants de son existence, la poussant aux limites de la folie... Où sont les morts : à la fin du siècle dernier, le Dr Ramsey cherche un moyen de vaincre la mort. L'arrivée d'un étrange patient l'amène sur une île où il cherche Weaton, un vieux savant qui aurait un sérum pouvant ramener les morts à la vie.
Pretty Woman, 1h59
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, John David Carson
Roles James Morse
Rating71% 3.5529453.5529453.5529453.5529453.552945
Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), a successful workaholic businessman and corporate raider in Los Angeles on business, accidentally takes a detour on Hollywood Boulevard while looking for Beverly Hills. He unsuccessfully tries to ask for directions and ends up in the red-light district, where he encounters a sex-worker named Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), who mistakes him for a possible client. Her roommate and best friend, Kit De Luca (Laura San Giacomo), encourages her to recruit him, though he only wants directions and makes a deal with her to pay her if she shows him the way. Intrigued by her knowledge and wit he hires her to spend the night with him for $300 in his hotel's penthouse apartment, treating her to strawberries and champagne and sharing personal information with her. He comes to trust her as she "surprises" him by flossing her teeth after eating the strawberries (and not doing drugs as he thought she was more likely to do given her profession). They spend the night watching I Love Lucy reruns and having sex.
The Good Mother, 1h44
Directed by Leonard Nimoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy, Teresa Wright, James Naughton
Roles Grandfather Frank
Rating57% 2.8520452.8520452.8520452.8520452.852045
Anna Dunlap (Diane Keaton), is a piano teacher who works part-time at a college laboratory and a recent divorcee who has custody of a six-year-old daughter. She meets and falls in love with Leo (Liam Neeson), an Irish sculptor who helps her to find true passion and fulfillment. But her sexual liberation comes at a very high cost: her ex-husband Brian (Naughton) questions her new lifestyle. Worse, he accuses Leo of sexually molesting Molly and sues Anna for custody of their daughter.
Coming to America, 1h56
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire
Actors Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, John Amos
Roles Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1 (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5474253.5474253.5474253.5474253.547425
Akeem Joffer, the crown prince to the throne of the wealthy African nation of Zamunda, lives a pampered lifestyle with every daily facet performed by servants. Akeem has become fed up with this and wishes to do more for himself. The final straw comes when his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be named Imani Izzi, whom he has never met and who has been trained to obey Akeem's every command. Akeem concocts a plan to travel to the United States to find an intelligent, independent-minded woman he can both love and respect, and who will love Akeem for who he is and not for his wealth and social status as a prince. Akeem and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, flip a coin to decide between going to either Los Angeles or New York City, and end up going to New York City. They end up in the borough of Queens and rent a run-down apartment in the neighborhood of Long Island City, passing themselves off as poor foreign students. They begin working at a local fast food restaurant called McDowell's—an obvious ripoff of McDonald's—owned by widower Cleo McDowell and his two daughters, Lisa and Patrice.
Disorderlies, 1h26
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Ralph Bellamy, Troy Beyer, Anthony Geary, Tony Plana, Marco Rodríguez, Helen Reddy
Roles Albert Dennison
Rating50% 2.504432.504432.504432.504432.50443
Winslow Lowry, the no-good, indebted nephew of elderly, infirm billionaire Albert Dennison seeks to speed his uncle's demise by hiring three of the most inept orderlies he can possibly find. The trio, Markie, Buffy and Kool, only mean well, however, and their good-natured antics actually help re-energize the ailing Albert. They find out about Winslow's scheme and try to stop it from taking place.
Amazon Women on the Moon, 1h25
Directed by Joe Dante, John Landis, Peter Horton, Carl Gottlieb, Robert K. Weiss
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Films about television, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera
Actors Arsenio Hall, Lou Jacobi, Griffin Dunne, Steve Forrest, Robert Colbert, Michelle Pfeiffer
Roles Mr. Gower
Rating61% 3.099513.099513.099513.099513.09951
Fictional television station WIDB-TV (channel 8) experiences problems with its late-night airing of science-fiction classic Amazon Women on the Moon, a 1950s B movie in which Queen Lara (Sybil Danning) and Captain Nelson (Steve Forrest) battle exploding volcanoes and man-eating spiders on the moon. Waiting for the film to resume, an unseen viewer begins channel surfing—simulated by bursts of white noise—through late night cable, with the various segments and sketches of the film representing the programming found on different channels. The viewer intermittently returns to channel 8, where Amazon Women continues to resume airing before faltering once more.
Terror in the Aisles, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Documentary, Anthology film, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Bud Abbott, Michael Ironside, Fred Asparagus, Brooke Adams
Roles Dr. Sapirstein (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.1989253.1989253.1989253.1989253.198925
Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of suspenseful (including humorously so, ex. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Saturday the 14th) films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Halloween actor Donald Pleasence and Dressed to Kill star Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction, When a Stranger Calls), loathsome villains (Dracula, Frankenstein, Friday the 13 1 and/or 2, Halloween I and II, Marathon Man, Nighthawks, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Touch of Evil, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), "natural terror" (Alligator, The Birds, Frogs, Jaws 1 and 2, Nightwing) and the occult (An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.
Trading Places, 1h54
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis
Roles Randolph Duke
Rating74% 3.747373.747373.747373.747373.74737
Duke brothers Randolph (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) own a successful commodities brokerage in Philadelphia. Holding opposing views on the issue of nature versus nurture, they make a wager of the "usual amount" and agree to conduct an experiment switching the lives of two people at opposite sides of the social hierarchy and observing the results. They witness an encounter between their managing director—the well-mannered and educated Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd), engaged to the Dukes' grand-niece Penelope—and a poor street hustler named Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy); Valentine is arrested at Winthorpe's insistence because of a suspected robbery attempt. The Dukes decide to use the two men for their experiment.
The Memory of Eva Ryker, 2h24
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Actors Natalie Wood, Robert Foxworth, Ralph Bellamy, Roddy McDowall, Bradford Dillman, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Roles William E. Ryker
Rating73% 3.682763.682763.682763.682763.68276
William E. Ryker engage Norman Hall pour enquêter sur les circonstances de la mort de sa femme Eva durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale afin d'aider sa fille Claire. Cette dernière est, selon les médecins, perturbée par ce qu'elle a vécu enfant en lien avec la mort d'Eva. Le détective va trouver bien plus en mettant à jour une conspiration ayant comme objet le vol de bijoux inestimables.
Oh, God!
Oh, God! (1977)
, 1h38
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy, William Daniels
Roles Sam Raven
Rating65% 3.2991353.2991353.2991353.2991353.299135
God appears as a kindly old man to Jerry Landers, an assistant supermarket manager. After a few failed attempts in trying to set up an "interview," God tells Jerry that he has been selected to be His messenger to the modern world, much like a contemporary Moses. Timidly at first, Landers tells his wife, children and a religious editor of the Los Angeles Times of his encounters with God and soon becomes a national icon of comedic fodder.
Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Clu Gulager, Blair Brown, Ralph Bellamy, Stella Stevens, Tricia O'Neil, George Furth
Roles McVea
Rating62% 3.1321853.1321853.1321853.1321853.132185
En Californie, un rancher engage une détective privé pour retrouver sa fille disparue...
Once an Eagle (miniseries), 9h
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Origin USA
Actors Sam Elliott, Cliff Potts, Darlene Carr, Darleen Carr, Amy Irving, Glenn Ford
Roles Ed Caldwell
Rating79% 3.9801153.9801153.9801153.9801153.980115
Sam Damon (Sam Elliott) is a virile and praiseworthy warrior. Courtney Massengale (Cliff Potts) is the opposite—an impotent, self-aggrandizing conniver.
Nightmare in Badham County, 1h40
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, Women in prison films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Chuck Connors, Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Robert Reed, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Louise
Roles Judge
Rating61% 3.050543.050543.050543.050543.05054
Two girls, Cathy Phillips (Deborah Raffin) and Diane Emery (Lynne Moody) get engine car trouble in a small town. When they spurn the sheriff Slim Danen's (Chuck Connors) advances, they are thrown in prison on false accusations, where they endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators and prison guards. All hope seems very lost unless the girls find a way to escape.
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, 1h37
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy, Glynnis O'Connor, P. J. Soles
Roles Dr. Gunther
Rating57% 2.8516752.8516752.8516752.8516752.851675
The film centers on the life of Tod Lubitch, who was born with an improperly functioning immune system. This means that contact with unfiltered air may kill him, so he must live out his life in incubator-like conditions. He lives with his parents, since they decided to move him from Texas Children's Hospital where he was being kept as a boy. He is constricted to staying in his room all his life, where he eats, learns, reads, and exercises, while being protected from the outside world by various coverings.