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Ian Abercrombie Biography

Birth Place:
Grays, Essex, England

Fast Facts

  • Took tap-dancing classes as a boy and began his showbiz career as a dancer
  • Made his U
  • S
  • stage debut in 1951 in a production of Stalag 17 at New York's 48th Street Theatre
  • Was drafted into the U
  • S
  • Army in 1957 and served in Germany as an entertainer in Special Services
  • Made his film debut in Von Ryan's Express (1965)
  • Founding member of BAFTA-LA
  • Former board member of the Actors' Fund of America


  • Alex Abercrombie -- Brother
  • Donald Abercrombie -- Brother
  • Douglas Abercrombie -- Brother
  • Elizabeth Romano -- Ex-wife
  • Gladys Abercrombie -- Wife