FILE - In this May 24, 2006, file photo, Roger Rees, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass., introduces the 2006 season during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
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Roger Rees, the lanky Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who made his mark onstage as Nicholas Nickleby and became a mainstay on Broadway playing Gomez in "The Addams Family" and Chita Rivera's doomed lover in "The Visit," has died.In film, Rees played the Sheriff of Rottingham in Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" in 1993 and was in "The Scorpion King" in 2002 and "The Pink Panther" in 2006 .He is survived by his husband Rick Elice, the playwright, whose credits include the "Peter Pan" prequel "Peter and the Starcatcher," which Rees co-directed.
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