Jefferson’s “Ralph the Doorman” dies

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, January 11, 2013

Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom ‘The Jeffersons,’ has died. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., and a Navy pilot during World War II, Wertimer had one-off roles on dozens of TV shows from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, including ‘Car 54 Where Are You?’ ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore’.

Wertimer died from complications due to a fall at home in November. He was 89