Ned Wertimer, who appeared on 11 seasons of The Jeffersons as Ralph the Doorman, died January 2 of “health complications” at SoCal’s Sherman Village Health Care Center. He was 89. Wertimer was a veteran television actor who had roles in over 100 television shows and movies beginning in the 1950s. Besides his most memorable role as the Jeffersons’ doorman Ralph Hart, he appeared on such series as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Debbie Reynolds Show, and McMillan & Wife. His last acting job was as a pirate extra in the 2007 Johnny Depp movie Pirates of the Carribbean: At World’s End.
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