Bud Abbott (1895–1974)


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Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Reading, Pennsylvania to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. When Bud was three his family moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, which he later, erroneously, listed as his place of birth.... See full bio »

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Hold That Ghost Chuck Murray
(1941)
Rio Rita 'Doc'
(1942)
Buck Privates Slicker Smith
(1941)

Filmography

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 2020 7x13=28 (Short)
The Boss
 2020 Who's on First?!!? The Animated Version (Short)
Dexter Broadhurst
 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)
 1952-1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Bud Abbott
- Barber Lou (1954) ... Bud Abbott
- Fall Guy (1954) ... Bud Abbott
- Beauty Contest (1954) ... Bud Abbott
- Fencing Master (1954) ... Bud Abbott
- Honeymoon House (1954) ... Bud Abbott
 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
 1949 Africa Screams
Buzz Johnson
 1948 Mexican Hayride
Harry Lambert
 1948 10, 000 Kids and a Cop (Short documentary)
Bud Abbott
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Ted Higgins
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Corporal Slicker Smith
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Cuthbert Greenway / Dr. Ralph Greenway
 1946 Little Giant
Eddie L. Morrison / T.S. Chandler
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Dexter Broadhurst
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds
Slats McCarthy
 1944 Lost in a Harem
Peter Johnson
 1944 In Society
Eddie Harrington
 1943 Hit the Ice
Flash Fulton
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Grover Mockridge
 1942 Who Done It?
Chick Larkin / Voice of Himself on Radio
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Algy Shaw
 1942 Rio Rita
'Doc'
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Duke
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying
Blackie Benson
 1941 Hold That Ghost
Chuck Murray
 1941 In the Navy
Smokey Adams
 1941 Buck Privates
Slicker Smith
 1940 One Night in the Tropics
Abbott
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Other Works:

TV commercial (PSA): Christmas Seals. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Abbott | Abbott & Costello | Abbott and Costello

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Jenny Mae Pratt  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Bud Abbott Jr.

Parents:

Abbott, Harry | Fisher, Rae

Relatives:

Norman Abbott (niece or nephew) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

The performance of "Who's on First?" in the film The Naughty Nineties (1945) is considered the quintessential version of the routine, and the clip is enshrined in a looped video at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. See more »

Trademark:

Fedora hat and jacket always buttoned See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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