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Ian Abercrombie dies at 77; actor played Elaine's boss on 'Seinfeld'
Ian Abercrombie dies at 77; actor played Elaine's boss on 'Seinfeld'

Ian Abercrombie, 77, the British character actor who played Elaine's demanding boss, Mr. Pitt, on "Seinfeld," died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his friend Cathy Lind Hayes. He suffered complications of kidney failure and recently had been diagnosed with lymphoma.As the eccentric Justin Pitt, Abercrombie appeared in seven episodes opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Elaine Benes in the high-rated sit-com."I was a pain in the neck. I was a hypochondriac. I was many things, and I just made her life so miserable," Abercrombie said in a 1998 CNN interview. "She wouldn't take the salt off my pretzels, you know. She brought me white socks … she did a lot of things...

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