Ian Abercrombie

British actor (1934-2012)

Ian Abercrombie (11 September 1934 – 26 January 2012) was an English actor.

Ian Abercrombie
Born(1934-09-11)September 11, 1934
DiedJanuary 26, 2012(2012-01-26) (aged 77)
Cause of deathKidney failure
Years active1955 – 2012
Notable work
Young Frankenstein,
The Lost World: Jurassic Park,
TelevisionBirds of Prey,
Desperate Housewives,
Wizards of Waverly Place,
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Romano
(1956-?; divorced),
Gladys Abercrombie
(?-2012; his death)


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 lifeEdit

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.[1]


  1. Barnes, Mike (27 January 2012). "Ian Abercrombie, Elaine's Boss on 'Seinfeld', Dies at 77". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 January 2012.

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