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Ellis Rabb (1930–1998)

Ellis Rabb was born on June 20, 1930 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Royal Family (1977), The Dain Curse (1978) and Great Performances (1971). He was married to Rosemary Harris. He died on January 11, 1998 in Memphis. See full bio »

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 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Ramsey Headley
- To Tell the Truth (1986) ... Ramsey Headley
 1979 A Life in the Theater (TV Movie)
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Window washer
- The Parting (1979) ... Window washer
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
Joseph Haldorn
 1977 The Royal Family (TV Movie)
Tony Cavendish
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Enemies (1974) ... Yakov
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 1974-1984 Great Performances (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Enemies (1974)
 1977 The Royal Family (TV Movie)
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 1974-1984 Great Performances (TV Series) (director - 2 episodes)
- You Can't Take It with You (1984) ... (director: original stage production)
- Enemies (1974) ... (director: original stage production)
 1977 The Royal Family (TV Movie) (director: stage production)
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 1974 Great Performances (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Enemies (1974) ... (adaptation)
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 2003 Setting the Bar: A Conversation with Ted Danson (Video documentary short)
Eric Finch (uncredited)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Rev. Furze") in "Jolly's Progress" on Broadway. Written by Lonnie Coleman based on his play "Adam's Way". Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Gene Coffin. Directed by Alex Segal. Longacre Theatre: 5 Dec 1959-12 Dec 1959 (9 performances). Cast: Wendell Corey (as "David Adams"), Eartha Kitt (as "Jolly... See more »

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His theatrical vocal intonations were Kelsey Grammer's primary inspiration for the voice of Sideshow Bob. Both appeared in Cheers: Rabb as a guest star in the first season, and Grammer as a series regular from the third season on. See more »

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