Ned Wertimer, 89, an actor who played Ralph the doorman on all 11 seasons of the
Wertimer had dozens of guest-starring roles on TV series from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, including "McMillan and Wife,"
But he was best known as Ralph Hart, the uniformed, mustachioed doorman at the luxury apartment building on "The Jeffersons," the "All In the Family" spinoff that ran from 1975 to 1985.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 27, 1923, Wertimer was a Navy pilot during
He chose to pursue acting rather than a business career and won stage roles in
Sherman Hemsley, the star of "The Jeffersons," died July 24.