Ned Wertimer dies: 'Jeffersons' actor was 89
The character actor played Ralph Hart, the mustachioed the doorman, for all 11 seasons of "The Jeffersons," which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1985 as a spinoff from "All in the Family."
Wertimer was a native of Buffalo, N.Y. and flew planes for the Navy in World War II before turning to acting. His other credits include "I Dream of Jeannie," "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
He is survived by wife Skyne Uku, an Africana Studies professor at Cal State-Long Beach who married Wertimer in 1978.