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Overview (4)

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Died in Tarzana, 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 his roles in The F.B.I. (1965), Quincy M.E. (1976), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), Columbo (1971), and The Young and the Restless (1973), among many other productions. He was married to Jane Dufrayne; the couple had two sons and a daughter. Abbott died on February 23, 1998, aged 73, of cancer in Tarzana, California, USA.

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Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (5)

With his wife, actress wife Jane Dufrayne, Philip Abbott had two sons, Abbott Alexander (born David Abbott Alexander) 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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