Ralph Bellamy

Highest Rated: 100% Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Lowest Rated: 50% Carefree (1938)
Birthday: Jun 17, 1904
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Wild Girl Actor 2012
62% Pretty Woman James Morse 1990
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) Grandfather 1988
67% Coming to America Randolph Duke 1988
59% 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 The Power Actor 1984
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way Sen. Christl 1984
86% Trading Places Randolph Duke 1983
72% Oh, God! Sam Raven 1977
No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging McVea 1977
No Score Yet Once an Eagle Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Dr. Gunther 1976
No Score Yet Nightmare in Badham County Judge 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
No Score Yet Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Ellery Queen 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
93% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Dr. Marvin Haynes
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Winds of War
1983
FDR
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Alan Dreesen
  • 1977
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Sheriff Bassett
  • 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Quince's Brother Dickson
  • 1965
  • 1961

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