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Ralph Bellamy

Highest Rated:   100% Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Lowest Rated:   50% Carefree (1938)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
From his late teens to his late 20s, Ralph Bellamy worked with 15 different traveling stock companies, not just as an actor but also as a director, producer, set designer, and prop handler. In 1927 he started his own company, the Ralph Bellamy Players. He debuted on Broadway in 1929, then broke into films in 1931. He went on to play leads in dozens of B-movies; he also played the title role in the "Ellery Queen" series. For his work in The Awful Truth (1937) he received an Oscar nomination, playing the "other man" who loses the girl to the hero; he was soon typecast in this sort of role in sophisticated comedies. After 1945 his film work was highly sporadic as he changed his focus to the stage, going on to play leads in many Broadway productions; for his portrayal of FDR in Sunrise at Campobello (1958) he won a Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Award. From 1940-60 he served on the State of California Arts Commission. From 1952-64 he was the president of Actors' Equity. In 1986 he was awarded an honorary Oscar "for his unique artistry and his distinguished service to the profession of acting." He authored an autobiography, When the Smoke Hits the Fan (1979).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wild Girl
  • Actor
2012
61% Pretty Woman
  • James Morse
1990
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)
  • Grandfather
1988
69% Coming to America
  • Randolph Duke
1988
63% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Mr. Gower
$0.6M 1987
No Score Yet Disorderlies
  • Albert Dennison
1987
No Score Yet The Fourth Wise Man
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way
  • Sen. Christl
1984
No Score Yet The Power
  • Actor
1984
86% Trading Places
  • Randolph Duke
1983
72% Oh, God!
  • Sam Raven
1977
No Score Yet Once an Eagle
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Nightmare in Badham County
  • Judge
1976
No Score Yet The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
  • Dr. Gunther
1976
No Score Yet Murder on Flight 502
  • Dr. Kenyon Walker
1975
No Score Yet Search for the Gods
  • Dr. Henderson
1975
83% The Missiles of October
  • Adlai Stevenson
1974
No Score Yet Cancel My Reservation
  • John Ed
1972
No Score Yet Something Evil
  • Harry Lincoln
1972
No Score Yet Doctors' Wives
  • Jake Porter
1971
99% Rosemary's Baby
  • Dr. Sapirstein
1968
93% The Professionals
  • J.W. Grant
1966
100% Sunrise at Campobello
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
1960
No Score Yet Defender
  • Actor
1957
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  • Congressman Frank R. Reid
1955
No Score Yet Lady on a Train
  • Jonathan Waring
1945
No Score Yet Delightfully Dangerous
  • Arthur Hale
1945
No Score Yet Guest in the House
  • Douglas Proctor
1944
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen
  • Stage Door Canteen Star
1943
75% Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Erik
1942
94% The Wolf Man
  • Capt. Paul Montford
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Dr. Lance Rogers
1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours
  • Owen Wright
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • Dr. Davis
1941
80% Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Steve Adams
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Clarence Fletcher
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Bruce Baldwin
1940
No Score Yet Flight Angels
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Let Us Live
  • Police Lt. Everett
1939
No Score Yet Blind Alley
  • Dr. Anthony Shelby
1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds
  • Ben Blodgett
1938
67% Boy Meets Girl
  • E. Elliott Friday
1938
No Score Yet Fools for Scandal
  • Phillip `Phil' Chester
1938
50% Carefree
  • Stephen Arden
1938
91% The Awful Truth
  • Daniel Leeson
1937
No Score Yet Wild Brian Kent
  • Brian Kent
1936
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table
  • Allen Macklyn
1935
No Score Yet The Healer
  • Dr.Holden
1935
No Score Yet The Wedding Night
  • Fredrik Sobieski
1935
No Score Yet Woman in the Dark
  • John Bradley
1934
No Score Yet Spitfire
  • George Fleetwood
1934
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart
  • Jeff
1933
No Score Yet Ace of Aces
  • Capt./Maj. Blake
1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter
  • Hal Caldwell
1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher
  • McLean
1933
No Score Yet Below the Sea
  • Steve McCreary
1933
No Score Yet Blind Adventure
  • Jim Steele
1933
No Score Yet Air Mail
  • Mike Miller
1932
No Score Yet Young America (We Humans)
  • Judge Blake
1932
No Score Yet Disorderly Conduct
  • Tom Manning
1932
No Score Yet Forbidden
  • Holland
1932
No Score Yet Surrender
  • Capt. Ebbing
1931
No Score Yet The Secret Six
  • Johnny Franks
1931

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Dr. Marvin Haynes
  • 1983

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