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The W - Movies & TV - Ian Abercrombie 1934-2012
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/ian-abercrombie-british-actor-who-played-elaines-boss-mr-pitt-on-seinfeld-dies-at-77/2012/01/30/gIQARLeWdQ_story.html

The guy has a TON of stuff on his IMDB page, but I know him best as Mister Pitt on Seinfeld. Pretty impressive career!
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Damn He was the go-to guy for lots of major roles requiring a well-spoken british man when the higher profile actors weren't available. I fondly remember his stints as Alfred Pennyworth & Palpatine.

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Random musing:

Ian Abercrombie's last major credit was as the Headmaster in Wizards of Waverly Place, which just wrapped up a few weeks ago. This is the second time in recent memory that Disney's wrapped up one of their shows, only for one of the big stars to pass away a few weeks later. The first case was with The Emperor's New School, where the show wrapped up and Eartha Kitt passed on weeks later. It's a very odd coincidence.

As JST alluded to, he also currently leaves Star Wars: The Clone Wars without a Palpatine. He was awesome in that role.

RIP

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