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Bud Abbott (1895–1974)


Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. He himself worked in carnivals while still a child and dropped out of school in 1909. He worked as assistant treasurer ... 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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Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (55 credits)

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Other Works:

Appeared as a special guest (not a panelist) on an episode of the NBC daytime game show It Takes Two (1969) hosted by Vin Scully (sometime in 1969 or 1970), reminiscing about his career with Lou Costello. 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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Personal Quote:

They liked me so long as the liquor flowed at my house, but I haven't seen any of them around lately. See more »

Trivia:

At Lou Costello's insistance, the monies earned from the their act were split 60/40, favoring Abbott. Costello's reasoning was that "comics are a dime a dozen. Good straight men are hard to find." See more »

Trademark:

Fedora hat See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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