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Rolfe Sedan in "The Addams Family" (1965)
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Rolfe Sedan in "The Addams Family" (1965)

Rolfe Sedan (January 20, 1896 - September 16, 1982) was an American character actor. The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ...


Born Rolfe Edward Sedan in New York City, his mother was a Broadway theatre fashion designer and his father a symphony conductor. He started out in show business as a nightclub and vaudeville performer and began acting in East Coast theatre. Sedan debuted on Broadway in 1916 and appeared in his first motion picture for Metro Pictures Corporation in 1921. He went on to be a prolific character actor and is probably best remembered by movie buffs as the hotel manager in 1939's Ninotchka starring Greta Garbo. He returned to do several different shows on Broadway during the first half of the 1940s and in the 1950s began doing guest roles on various television shows. Rolfe Sedan remained active throughout a career that spanned more almost six decades. Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A symphony is an extended piece of music usually for orchestra and comprising several movements. ... See Conductor for other possible uses of the word. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Metro Studios, Culver City, CA. in 1918 Metro Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company founded in 1916 by Richard A. Rowland (1880-1947) and Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957). ... Ninotchka is a 1939 American film by Ernst Lubitsch Garbos first comedy, launched with the tagline Garbo laughs! Storyline Three Russians, Iranoff, Buljanoff and Kopalski, are sent to Paris to sell jewelry confiscated from the aristocracy during the Russian Revolution. ... Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish actress. ...


Rolfe Sedan died in 1982 Pacific Palisades, California from heart problems and was interred in the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery . Pacific Palisades is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California, adjacent to the north side of Paramount Studios. ...


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