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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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Born:
Jan 20, 1896 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
87
First Appeared:
In the movie The Conquering Power 1921-07-08
Latest Project:
Movie Design for Living 2013-02-10
Known For
Poster of The Addams Family
Poster of Devil on Deck
Poster of Slightly Scarlet
Poster of Mama Behave
Filmography
Movie Design for Living Bed Salesman (uncredited) 2013-02-10
Movie Young Frankenstein Train Conductor 1974-12-15
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series The Addams Family Mr. Briggs 1964-09-18
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Man Called X Unknown 1956-01-27
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Phantom of the Rue Morgue LeBon (as Rolphe Sedan) 1954-03-27
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Gang Busters Unknown 1952-03-20
Movie Something to Live For Frenchman 1952-03-07
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1950-10-12
Movie That Uncertain Feeling le marchand d'art 1941-04-20
Movie Law of the Tropics Tailor (as Rolf Sedan) 1941-10-04
Movie I Was an Adventuress Waiter 1940-05-10
Movie Florian Candy Shop Proprietor 1940-06-05
Movie Seven Sinners Henchman 1940-10-25
Movie Laughing at Danger Pierre 1940-08-12
Movie Hired Wife Maitre D' 1940-09-13
Movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Emile Aubel 1939-03-29
Movie The Wizard of Oz Oz Balloon Ascensionist 1939-08-15
Movie City in Darkness Hotel Clerk 1939-11-15
Movie Ninotchka Hotel Manager 1939-10-06
Movie Everything Happens at Night Waiter 1939-12-22
Movie Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Floorwalker 1938-03-18
Movie I'll Give a Million Telegraph Clerk 1938-07-27
Movie Adventure in Sahara Airline Officer 1938-11-15
Movie Under the Big Top Pierre 1938-08-31
Movie Shall We Dance Ballet Master (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie Smartest Girl in Town Hotel Desk Clerk 1936-11-27
Movie The Accusing Finger Waiter 1936-11-17
Movie Paris in Spring Modiste 1935-05-27
Movie Stars Over Broadway Opera Aficionado 1935-11-23
Movie Broadway Gondolier Mrs. Flaggenheim's Secretary 1935-07-27
Movie Done in Oil 3rd French Art Expert (uncredited) 1934-11-10
Movie The Thin Man Waiter (uncredited) 1934-05-25
Movie Here Is My Heart Artist 1934-12-28
Movie Mush and Milk Waiter 1933-05-27
Movie Blondie Johnson Pierre - Tailor (uncredited) 1933-02-25
Movie Arabian Tights French Waiter (uncredited) 1933-06-02
Movie Meet The Baron Pants Presser 1933-10-20
Movie Carnival Lady Carnival Barker 1933-11-11
Movie The Nuisance Man Who Will Be Late to Work 1933-06-03
Movie Devil on Deck Frenchie 1932-01-01
Movie This Is the Night Boulevardier (uncredited) 1932-04-08
Movie The Match King In-Room Waiter (uncredited) 1932-12-31
Movie New Morals For Old Art Student (uncredited) 1932-06-04
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 Swing High Trouper 1930-05-18
Movie Slightly Scarlet Gendarme 1930-02-22
Movie Show Girl in Hollywood Headwaiter in New York 1930-04-20
Movie Sweethearts and Wives Waiter 1930-06-15
Movie Those Three French Girls Gendarme (uncredited) 1930-10-10
Movie The Life of the Party Man Who Wants to Hear 'Poison Ivy' 1930-10-25
Movie The Iron Mask Louis XIII 1929-02-21
Movie The Love Trap Drunk 1929-08-04
Movie Double Whoopee Desk clerk 1929-05-18
Movie Sailor's Holiday Ferris Wheel Barker 1929-09-14
Movie It's a Great Life Bit Role 1929-12-06
Movie The Adorable Cheat Card Playing Guest 1928-08-14
Movie Riley the Cop French Restaurant Patron 1928-11-25
Movie Thundering Fleas Musician 1926-07-04
Movie Mama Behave A Friend of the Family (uncredited) 1926-02-27
Movie Mighty Like a Moose Nose Doctor 1926-07-18
Movie On the Front Page Beauty Expert (uncredited) 1926-11-28
Movie Mantrap Barber (uncredited) 1926-07-24
Movie My Old Dutch Al 1926-09-27
Movie Bromo and Juliet Stage Manager (uncredited) 1926-09-19
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