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Fred Sadoff

Fred Sadoff (October 21, 1926 — May 6, 1994) was an American film, stage and television actor. Frederick Edward Sadoff was born in Brooklyn, New York to Henry and Bertha Sadoff; his only brother was born five years earlier. He got his start as an actor on Broadway in the late 1940s, appearing in South Pacific in the role of 'Professor'. A life member of The Actors Studio, Salmi also appeared in Camino Real and Wish You Were Here. In 1956, he became personal assistant to Michael Redgrave who starred in and directed a production of The Sleeping Prince. Sadoff moved to London to form a production company with Redgrave under the name F.E.S. Plays, Ltd. which presented works including The Importance of Being Oscar which had a short run on Broadway in 1961. While in England, he also worked as a director for the BBC and Rediffusion. Eventually returning to the United States, he found success as an actor in The Poseidon Adventure in 1972 when he was cast as Linarcos, the company representative who ordered Captain Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) full ahead. He also acted in other films, including Papillon (1973), Cinderella Liberty (1973) and The Terminal Man (1974). He also acted in several soap operas, including Ryan's Hope, All My Children and Days of our Lives. On television, he appeared in guess roles on such series as Quincy, M.E., The Streets of San Francisco, The Rockford Files, Barney Miller and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Fred Sadoff died of AIDS on May 6, 1994 in his home in Los Angeles, California at age 67.

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Oct 21, 1926 In Brooklyn - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Decoy 1957-10-14
Latest Project:
Series Partners in Crime 1984-09-27
Known For
Poster of Nero Wolfe
Poster of Barney Miller
Poster of Toma
Poster of The Saint
Series Partners in Crime Unknown 1984-09-27
Series Manimal Unknown 1983-09-30
Series Nero Wolfe Unknown 1981-01-16
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Unknown 1979-09-20
Series Meeting of Minds Unknown 1977-01-10
Movie Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn Mr. Anderson 1977-05-16
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Movie The Questor Tapes Dr. Audret 1974-01-23
Movie The Terminal Man Police Doctor 1974-06-19
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series The Manhunter Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Toma Unknown 1973-03-21
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie Papillon Deputy Warden 1973-12-13
Series Banyon Unknown 1972-09-15
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Mr. Linarcos 1972-12-13
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Incident in San Francisco 1971-02-28
Movie Dead Men Tell No Tales Sergeant Corso 1971-12-17
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Saint Unknown 1962-10-04
Movie The Quiet American Dominguez 1958-02-08
Series Decoy Unknown 1957-10-14