Highly regarded within the industry, he served four years as President of Actor's Equity.
He appeared in Sunrise at Campobello (1960) and Rosemary's Baby (1968) before turning to television during the seventies. An Emmy Award nomination for the mini-series The Winds of War (1983), and a role as a conniving billionaire alongside Don Ameche in Trading Places (also 1983) brought him back into the limelight.
In 1984 he was presented with a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, and in 1987 received an Honorary Academy Award "for his unique artistry and his distinguished service to the profession of acting."
He continued working regularly and gave his final performance in Pretty Woman ( 1990).
He died as a result of a lung ailment in Santa Monica, California.
Bellamy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard.
Ralph Bellamy Facts
|Birth Name||Ralph Rexford Bellamy|
|Birthday||June 17, 1904|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death||November 29, 1991 (age 87)|
|Height||6' 1½" (1m87) How tall is Ralph Bellamy compared to you?|
|Awards||1987 Academy Awards: Honorary Award|
|1984 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award|
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