Ned Wertimer, the actor who appeared on 11 seasons of "The Jeffersons," as "Ralph The Doorman" has died at the age of 89. Brad Lemack, Wertimer's rep, sadly confirmed the actor's passing according to the Wednesday, Jan. 9 Huffington Post reports.
Lemack stated that Ned Wertimer died on Jan.2 from health complications at the Sherman Village health Care Center in California, following a fall the actor suffered last November, and had been in declining health ever since.
Ned Wertimer appeared in more than 100 television shows and films throughout his career which began in the 1950s. He is best known for his 11-year-role as Ralph The Doorman Hart on the CBS hit comedy "The Jefffersons," and will now be opening the big doors for the show's star, and dear friend, recently departed Sherman Hemsley.
Wertimer has been seen on television favorites throughout his career including the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Debbie Reynolds Show," "McMillan & Wife," "Gun Smoke" and "Mork and Mindy," He last acted in 2007's blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," with Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, as a pirate extra.
He is survived by his wife, his brother's wife and his niece and three nephews.