William "Bud" Alexander Abbott

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William "Bud" Alexander Abbott

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Birthplace: Asbury Park, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of death: prostate cancer
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry C. Abbott and Rae Abbott
Husband of Jennie "Betty Smith" Mae Abbott
Father of William "Bud Jr." Harry Abbott and <private> Wheeler (Abbott)
Brother of Harry Abbott; Olive Victoria Kraus and Florence Abbott

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About William "Bud" Alexander Abbott

BUD ABBOTT (1897-1974) formed with Lou Costello (1906-1959) one of the greatest comedy teams in the history of show business. With Abbott as straight man and Costello as clown, they found popular success from vaudeville and burlesque to radio, Broadway, films and television. Their "Who's on First?" routine is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Abbott's last role was as his own voice in Hanna-Barbera's Abbott and Costello cartoon series.

Bud Abbott was featured on a U.S. postage stamp issued in 1991.

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William "Bud" Alexander Abbott's Timeline

1897
October 2, 1897
Asbury Park, NJ, USA
1918
1918
Age 20
New York, NY, USA
1939
August 23, 1939
Age 41
New York, NY, USA
1974
April 24, 1974
Age 76
Los Angeles, CA, USA