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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 March 1924Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Date of Death 23 February 1998Tarzana, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NamePhilip Abbott Alexander
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Phillip Abbott was born March 21, 1924 in Lincoln Nebraska, USA as Phillip Abbott Alexander. He was an actor and director known for The F.B.I. (1965), General Hospital (1963)and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). He was married only once to Jane Dufrayne. They had two sons and a daughter. He died on February 23, 1998 (age 73) in Tarzana, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: beegeebright

Spouse (1)

Jane Dufrayne (29 April 1950 - 23 February 1998) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Father of David Abbott.
With actress/wife Jane Dufrayne, he had two sons, David and Nelson, and a daughter, Denise.
Studied at Fordham University and the Pasadena Playhouse, Abbott was a co-founder of Theatre West, a Los Angeles stage company. His work there included "The Web and the Rock," "O' Socrates," "Sonata for Rimbaud" and a critically acclaimed adaptation of Robert Frost's poem "Promises to Keep".
He served as the honorary mayor of Tarzana in the early 1970s, and served terms as the president and board chairman of the Los Angeles United Cerebral Palsy-Spastic Children's Foundation.
Was survived by sister Mary and brothers J.C. and Robert.
He served as a B-24 bomber pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and was awarded an Air Medal and three oak leaf clusters.

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