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Ned Wertimer, RIP

wertimer Valley Village, Calif.–Character actor Ned Wertimer, perhaps best known as Ralph the Doorman on the CBS sitcom “The Jeffersons,” died from complications following a fall in his Burbank home in late November, at a nursing home here Jan. 2. He was 89. MSTies will remember him as reporter Andy Henderson in the movie in episode 321 – SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.

There’s a nice long obit here.

10 Replies to “Ned Wertimer, RIP”

  1. MPSh from Lowell says:

    Andy Henderson was also Ralph the Doorman?!?


  2. Sally Field-o says:

    Strange that his obit doesn’t even mention Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I would have thought that would have been the first thing highlighted in his career.


  3. snowdog says:

    RIP, Ned. Hope you’re “movin’ on up” wherever you are.


  4. Clint says:

    89! Hard to believe.

    RIP Ned. You lived to be old.


  5. Gary Bowden says:

    I didn’t know that was him in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians that was also on The Jeffersons.Hope you have a long microphone cord to interview all of the others that have passed in our MSTie family..RIP Ned..


  6. Invasion of the Neptune Man says:

    I hope Ned doesn’t run into Binky on a dark night somewhere. RIP


  7. swh1939 says:

    Henderson outside of Santa’s workshop, and Anderson inside of Santa’s workshop. Hard to imagine this classic film has a flaw, but it’s true.


  8. radioman970 says:

    If it weren’t for the one on Rhonda he’d be the best TV doorman. RIP

    and… I ALSO had no idea he was in SCCtM!! Learn something all the time here!


  9. Richard the Lion-Footed says:

    They were a little more specific about his career here . .

    “On film, he played stockbroker Fred Cates in Lucille Ball’s “Mame” (1974), and had roles in “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” (1964), “The Impossible Years” (1968), “The Strongest Man in the World” (1975), “The Pack” (1977) and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007).”


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