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Bud Abbott
Birth name: William Alexander Abbott
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: October 2nd, 1895
Place of birth: Asbury, New Jersey
Date of death: April 24th, 1974
Place of death: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
1st Horror: Hold That Ghost (1941)

Bud Abbott was an American actor and burlesque comedian born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Along with partner Lou Costello, they comprised the comedy duo of Abbott and Costello and starred in dozens of films throughout the 1940s and 50s. While Abbott typically played the straight man during their sketches, Lou was usually the loveable goof, who often became the slapstick victim to Abbott's frustrations. Many of their films were produced by Universal Pictures, which invariably brought Bud and Lou into a variety of monster mash-ups with some of Universal's more recognizable commercial commodities including Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. Abbott and Cotello split up in 1957 after enduring severe financial troubles with the IRS. Abbott passed away from canver on April 24th, 1974 at the age of 78. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered across the Pacific Ocean. [1]

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  • Abbott and Costello's first film together for Universal Pictures was 1940's One Night in the Tropics.

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