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Bud Abbott (1895–1974)


Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott worked in carnivals while still a child and dropped out of school in 1909. He worked as assistant treasurer for the Casino Theater in Brooklyn, then as treasurer and/or manager of various theaters around the country. He worked as the straight man to such vaudeville and... See full bio »

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 1967 Abbott & Costello (TV Series)
Abbott (voice)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ernie Kauffman
- The Joke's on Me (1961) ... Ernie Kauffman
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry
Bud Flick
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Pete Patterson
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
Harry 'Slim' Pierce
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Man in Long Shots (uncredited)
 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Rocky Stonebridge
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Tom Watson
 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss (as Abbott)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Al Stewart
 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (Short documentary)
Bud Abbott
 1942 Who Done It?
Chick Larkin / Voice of Himself on Radio
 1942 Rio Rita
'Doc'
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(10/13/41) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theatre" production of "Buck Privates". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Abbott | Abbott & Costello | Abbott and Costello

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Speaking after his professional break-up with partner Lou Costello] I never understood Lou.

Trivia:

1960: He tried to form a new duo, this time with veteran comic/instrumentalist Candy Candido. Abbott quipped during an interview that he and Candy would star in "Space Privates", a futuristic version of his and Lou Costello's Buck Privates (1941) classic. "Space Privates" never materialized and the teaming was short-lived. They weren't attracting an audience, and Abbott was forced to leave after ... See more »

Trademark:

Slapping 'Lou Costello' See more »

Star Sign:

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