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Ian Abercrombie
Born (1934-09-11)September 11, 1934
Died January 26, 2012(2012-01-26) (aged 77)
Cause of death Kidney failure
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1955 – 2012
Notable work
Young Frankenstein,
The Lost World: Jurassic Park,
Television Birds of Prey,
Desperate Housewives,
Wizards of Waverly Place,
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Romano
(1956-?; divorced),
Gladys Abercrombie
(?-2012; his death)

Ian Abercrombie (11 September 1934 – 26 January 2012) was an English television, stage, voice, and movie actor.


Abercrombie was known for playing Alfred Pennyworth in Birds of Prey. He appeared as Elaine Benes's boss, Justin Pitt, during the sixth season of Seinfeld, and Rupert Cananaugh, Ian Hainsworth's butler, in Desperate Housewives. His career started in 1955 and would last until his death in 2012.

Personal life

Abercrombie was born in September 11, 1934 in Grays, Essex, England. Abercrombie was married to Elizabeth Romano from 1956 until they divorced. Lastly he married Gladys Abercrombie until his death in 2012.


Abercrombie died on January 26, 2012, at 10:30am, in Hollywood, California from kidney failure. He was 77 years old.

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