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Rolfe Sedan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rolfe Sedan (January 20, 1896 – September 15, 1982) was an American character actor, best known for appearing in bit parts, often uncredited, usually portraying clerks, train conductors, postmen, cooks, waiters etc. He began his career 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 became a prolific character actor and is probably best remembered by movie buffs as the hotel manager in Ninotchka (1939) starring Greta Garbo. Around the same time, he appeared in an uncredited role as the Emerald City's Balloon Ascensionist in The Wizard of Oz (1939). He returned to Broadway, performing in several different shows during the first half of the 1940s and in the 1950s began a sequence of guest roles in television series such as The Jack Benny Show. His most frequent TV work came from recurring roles as put-upon mail carriers (25 episodes as Mr. Beasley on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show; 4 episodes as Mr. Briggs on The Addams Family). He was also seen as the train conductor in the film Young Frankenstein (1974). Rolfe Sedan remained active throughout a career that spanned more than six decades.

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Jan 20, 1896 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Conquering Power 1921-07-08
Latest Project:
Movie Young Frankenstein 1974-12-15
Known For
Movie Young Frankenstein Train Conductor 1974-12-15
Series The Addams Family Mr. Briggs 1964-09-18
Movie Phantom of the Rue Morgue LeBon (as Rolphe Sedan) 1954-03-27
Movie Something to Live For French Man 1952-03-07
Movie Law of the Tropics Tailor (as Rolf Sedan) 1941-10-04
Movie That Uncertain Feeling le marchand d'art 1941-04-20
Movie I Was an Adventuress Waiter 1940-05-10
Movie Florian Candy Shop Proprietor 1940-06-05
Movie Hired Wife Maitre D' 1940-09-13
Movie Laughing at Danger Pierre 1940-08-12
Movie Seven Sinners Henchman (uncredited) 1940-10-25
Movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Emile Aubel 1939-03-29
Movie City in Darkness Hotel Clerk 1939-11-15
Movie Everything Happens at Night Waiter 1939-12-22
Movie Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Floorwalker 1938-03-25
Movie I'll Give a Million Telegraph Clerk 1938-07-27
Movie Under the Big Top Pierre 1938-08-31
Movie Adventure in Sahara Airline Officer 1938-11-15
Movie Shall We Dance Ballet Master (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie The Accusing Finger Waiter 1936-11-17
Movie Smartest Girl in Town Hotel Desk Clerk 1936-11-27
Movie Broadway Gondolier Mrs. Flaggenheim's Secretary 1935-07-27
Movie Paris in Spring Modiste 1935-05-27
Movie Stars Over Broadway Opera Aficionado 1935-11-23
Movie The Thin Man Waiter (uncredited) 1934-05-25
Movie Bachelor Bait Waiter #1 (uncredited) 1934-07-27
Movie Done in Oil 3rd French Art Expert (uncredited) 1934-11-10
Movie Here Is My Heart Artist 1934-12-28
Movie The Nuisance Man Who Will Be Late to Work 1933-06-03
Movie Arabian Tights French Waiter (uncredited) 1933-06-02
Movie Meet the Baron Pants Presser (uncredited) 1933-10-20
Movie Mush and Milk Waiter 1933-05-27
Movie Carnival Lady Carnival Barker 1933-11-11
Movie Design for Living Bed Salesman (uncredited) 1933-12-29
Movie The Sin of Nora Moran Stage Manager 1933-12-13
Movie Devil on Deck Frenchie 1932-01-01
Movie New Morals for Old Art Student (uncredited) 1932-06-04
Movie This Is the Night Boulevardier (uncredited) 1932-04-08
Movie Central Park Casino Patron (uncredited) 1932-12-10
Movie The Match King In-Room Waiter (uncredited) 1932-12-31
Movie Sneak Easily Juryman 1932-12-10
Movie Finn and Hattie Paris Taxi Driver 1931-02-28
Movie Man of the World Hotel Desk Clerk 1931-03-28
Movie Transgression Beauty Salon Manager 1931-06-27
Movie Show Girl in Hollywood Headwaiter in New York 1930-04-20
Movie Party Girl Maitre D' 1930-01-01
Movie Swing High Trouper 1930-05-18
Movie Slightly Scarlet Gendarme 1930-02-22
Movie Sweethearts and Wives Waiter 1930-06-15
Movie The Life of the Party Man Who Wants to Hear 'Poison Ivy' 1930-10-25
Movie Those Three French Girls Gendarme (uncredited) 1930-10-10
Movie Romance Opera Audience Member (uncredited) 1930-08-26
Movie The Iron Mask Louis XIII 1929-02-21
Movie Double Whoopee Desk clerk 1929-05-18
Movie It's a Great Life Bit Role 1929-12-06
Movie Sailor's Holiday Ferris Wheel Barker 1929-09-14
Movie The Love Trap Drunk 1929-08-04
Movie The Adorable Cheat Card Playing Guest 1928-08-14
Movie Riley the Cop French Restaurant Patron 1928-11-25
Movie My Old Dutch Al 1926-05-23
Movie Mama Behave A Friend of the Family (uncredited) 1926-02-27
Movie Mighty Like a Moose Nose Doctor 1926-07-18
Movie Thundering Fleas Musician 1926-07-04
Movie Bromo and Juliet Stage Manager (uncredited) 1926-09-19
Movie On the Front Page Beauty Expert (uncredited) 1926-11-28
Movie Bardelys the Magnificent Fop (uncredited) 1926-09-30
Movie The Mad Whirl Bit Part Rolfe Sedan 1925-03-02
Movie Is Marriage the Bunk? Jimmy's brother-in-law 1925-03-29
Movie Merry-Go-Round Minor Role (uncredited) 1923-07-01
Movie The Conquering Power Annette's Suitor (uncredited) 1921-07-08
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