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Seinfeld star Abercrombie dead at 77

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Jan 28, 2012 | 4:15am EST

The British character actor, who played Elaine Benes' fussy and eccentric boss Mr. Pitt, passed away on Thursday (26Jan12).

His credits also include film roles in Von Ryan's Express, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Young Frankenstein, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Army of Darkness, and Rango.

Abercrombie also played 800-year-old wizard Professor Crumbs in Disney TV hit Wizards of Waverly Place and he voiced Palpatine/Darth Sidious on George Lucas’ animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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