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As a teenager, Bellamy ran away from home to join a road show and became a touring performer, which travelled from his native Chicago to New York City. He started his stage acting there and soon owned a theater company, but then began to appear in movies. By 1933, he'd been in over 20 films and kept up the pace as he soldiered through the decade, usually playing the NiceGuy the heroine dumps in the end to marry the male lead.

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As a teenager, Bellamy ran away from home to join a road show and became a touring performer, which travelled from his native Chicago to New York City. He started his stage acting there and soon owned a theater company, but then began to appear in movies. By 1933, he'd been in over 20 films and kept up the pace as he soldiered through the decade, usually playing the NiceGuy who doesn't get the heroine dumps in girl (he reportedly joked that his motto was "If I can't get the end to marry the male lead.
girl, at least give me more money").


As a teenager, Bellamy ran away from home to join a road show and became a touring performer, which travelled from his native Chicago to New York City. He started his stage acting there and soon owned a theater company, but then began to appear in movies. By 1933, he'd been in over 20 films and kept up the pace as he soldiered through the decade, usually playing the NiceGuy who DidNotGetTheGirl.

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As a teenager, Bellamy ran away from home to join a road show and became a touring performer, which travelled from his native Chicago to New York City. He started his stage acting there and soon owned a theater company, but then began to appear in movies. By 1933, he'd been in over 20 films and kept up the pace as he soldiered through the decade, usually playing the NiceGuy who DidNotGetTheGirl.
the heroine dumps in the end to marry the male lead.


As a teenager, Bellamy ran away from home to join a road show and became a touring performer, which travelled from his native Chicago to New York City. He started his stage acting there and soon owned a theater company, but then began to appear in movies. By 1933, he'd been in over 20 films and kept up the pace as he soldiered through the decade.

His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage, where he became a Broadway star playing the lead roles in such plays as ''Film/DetectiveStory''. He would also appear on television once it became popular. One of his more notable later roles was UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''. An even bigger role came with the comedy ''Film/TradingPlaces'', in which he played the nefarious Randolph Duke (and which also happened to be Bellamy's 99th film).

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As a teenager, Bellamy ran away from home to join a road show and became a touring performer, which travelled from his native Chicago to New York City. He started his stage acting there and soon owned a theater company, but then began to appear in movies. By 1933, he'd been in over 20 films and kept up the pace as he soldiered through the decade.

His films had a wonky reception in
decade, usually playing the 1940s so NiceGuy who DidNotGetTheGirl.

In the 1940s, tired of being typecast in films,
he went back to the stage, where he became a Broadway star playing the lead roles in such plays as ''Film/DetectiveStory''. He would also appear on television once it became popular. One of his more notable later roles was UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''. An even bigger role came with the comedy ''Film/TradingPlaces'', in which he played the nefarious Randolph Duke (and which also happened to be Bellamy's 99th film).


His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. One of his more notable later roles was UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''. An even bigger role came with the comedy ''Film/TradingPlaces'', in which he played the nefarious Randolph Duke (and which also happened to be Bellamy's 99th film).

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His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but stage, where he became a Broadway star playing the lead roles in such plays as ''Film/DetectiveStory''. He would also appear on television once it became popular. One of his more notable later roles was UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''. An even bigger role came with the comedy ''Film/TradingPlaces'', in which he played the nefarious Randolph Duke (and which also happened to be Bellamy's 99th film).


His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. One of his more notable roles was that of UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''.

An even bigger role came with the comedy ''Film/TradingPlaces'', in which he played the nefarious Randolph Duke (and which also happened to be Bellamy's 99th film).

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His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. One of his more notable later roles was that of UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''.

War''. An even bigger role came with the comedy ''Film/TradingPlaces'', in which he played the nefarious Randolph Duke (and which also happened to be Bellamy's 99th film).


His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. A notable role he did was of President UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''.

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His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. A One of his more notable role he did roles was that of President UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, whom he portrayed in both the stage and movie versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War''.


His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. A notable role he did was of President UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, which he performed on the stage and the movie version of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in miniseries ''The Winds of War'' in 1983.

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His films had a wonky reception in the 1940s so he went back to the stage but would appear on television once it became popular. A notable role he did was of President UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, which whom he performed on portrayed in both the stage and the movie version versions of ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello'', and then again much later in the 1983 miniseries ''The Winds of War'' in 1983.
War''.


Ralph Rexford Bellamy (June 17, 1904 November 29, 1991) was an award-winning American actor who appeared in films, television, and on the stage in a variety of leading and supporting roles. He was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his supporting role in ''Film/TheAwfulTruth''; however, he was later given an Honorary Oscar, probably for always being relegated to RomanticFalseLead in almost all his comedic roles of the 30s.

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Ralph Rexford Bellamy (June 17, 1904 November 29, 1991) was an award-winning American actor of stage and screen who appeared in films, television, and on the stage in a variety of leading and supporting roles. He roles over a sixty-year career. Bellamy was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his supporting role in ''Film/TheAwfulTruth''; however, though he didn't win, he was later given an Honorary Oscar, probably for always being relegated to RomanticFalseLead in almost all his comedic roles of the 30s.


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* ''Film/BrotherOrchid'' (1940)

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* ''Film/TheSecretSix'' (1931) -- [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in which he plays a murderous gangster]]

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* ''Film/DiveBomber'' (1941)

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* ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' (1988)


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* ''Film/{{Forbidden}}'' (1932)

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