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Encyclopedia > Bud Abbott
Bud Abbott

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
Born: October 2, 1895
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Died: April 24, 1974 (aged 78)
Woodland Hills, California
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Spouse: Betty Smith
Children: Bud Abbott, Jr
Vickie Abbott

William Alexander “Bud” Abbott (October 2, 1895April 24, 1974) was an American actor, producer and comedian born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello. Image File history File links A&c. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, on the Jersey Shore. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, on the Jersey Shore. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... A double act, also known as a comedy duo, is a comic device in which humor is derived from the uneven relationship between two partners, usually of the same gender, age, ethnic origin, and profession, but drastically different personalities. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lou Costello, born Louis Francis Cristillo, March 6, 1906 - March 3, 1959), was an American actor and comedian best known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. ...

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Early Years

Abbott was born into a show business family. His parents worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus: his mother, Rae Fisher, was a bareback rider and his father, Harry, was an advance man. Bud dropped out of school as a child and began working at Coney Island. When Bud was 16, his father, now an employee of the Columbia Burlesque Wheel, installed him in the box office of the Casino Theater in Brooklyn. Eventually Bud began putting together touring burlesque shows. In 1918 he married Betty Smith, a burlesque dancer and comedienne. Shortly after his marriage, Abbott and his new wife began producing a vaudeville "tab show" called Broadway Flashes. This show toured on the Gus Sun Vaudeville Circuit.[1] Around 1924 Bud started performing as a straight man in an act with Betty. As his stature grew, Abbott began working with veteran comedians like Harry Steppe and Harry Evanson.[citation needed] Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ... A family in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by analogous or comparable relationships — including domestic partnership, cohabitation, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the... Ringling Bros. ... Bareback can refer to riding horses without a saddle Unprotected sexual activity, sexual activity in which a condom is not used. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... A straight man is a role in a comedy double act where a performer works with a comedian by setting up the situations or feeding the lines that allow their partner to make a joke. ... Promotional image for Harry Steppe and His Big Show - note the oversized clown shoes Harry Steppe (Abraham Stepner, March 1888 – November 22, 1934, at Bellevue Hospital in New York, New York) was a Jewish-American actor, comedian and hobo clown who worked in Vaudeville and Burlesque. ...


Lou Costello and Hollywood

Abbott crossed paths with Lou Costello in burlesque in the early 1930s. Abbott was producing and performing in Minsky's Burlesque shows, while Costello was a rising comic. They formally teamed up in 1936 and performed together in burlesque, vaudeville, minstrel shows, and cinemas. Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... Minskys Burlesque refers to the infamous brand of burlesque presented by the four Minsky brothers between the years 1912 and 1937 primarily in New York. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Photograph of Sally Rand, 1934. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843 The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the American Civil War, African Americans in blackface. ...


In 1938 they received national exposure for the first time by performing on the Kate Smith Hour radio show, which led to the duo appearing in a Broadway musical, The Streets of Paris. In 1940, Universal signed Abbott and Costello for their first film, One Night in the Tropics. Although Abbott and Costello were only filling supporting roles, they stole the film with their classic routines, including "Who's On First?" (It is widely rumored that Abbott and Costello are the only two non-baseball players honored in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but this is actually not true.)[2] Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kate Smith on the cover of a posthumous 1991 collection 16 Most Requested Songs Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986) was a Washington, D.C.-born singer best known for her rendition of Irving Berlins God Bless America. She greeted audiences with Hello, everybody! and signed... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles... One Night in the Tropics is a 1940 comedy film which is noted as being the film debut of Abbott and Costello - although they were not the main focus of the story, and only first show up nearly halfway through the film. ... Whos on First? is a comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


During World War II, Abbott and Costello were among the most popular and highest-paid stars in the world. Between 1940 and 1956 they made 36 films, and earned a percentage of the profits on each. They were popular on radio throughout the 1940s, primarily on their own program which ran from 1942 until 1947 on NBC and from 1947 to 1949 on ABC. In the 1950s they brought their comedy to live television on the Colgate Comedy Hour, and launched their own half-hour series, The Abbott and Costello Show. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American musical variety television show that ran on the NBC network from November 1950 to December 1955. ... The Abbott and Costello Show, a half-hour television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that originally aired 1952-1954, is regarded among the most influential comedy programs in history. ...


Split up

Relations between the two partners had been strained for years. In their early burlesque days, their salaries were split sixty-forty, favoring Abbott, because the straight man was always viewed as the more valuable member of the team. That was changed to fifty-fifty after they became burlesque stars.


The sixty-forty split had long irked Costello. Later, after Buck Privates made them movie stars, Costello insisted that the split be reversed in his favor, and it remained sixty-forty for the remainder of their careers. Costello's other demand, that the team be renamed "Costello and Abbott," was rejected by Universal Studios. The result was a "permanent chill" between the two partners, according to Lou's daughter Chris Costello, in her biography Lou's on First.


The team's popularity waned in the 1950s, and Abbott and Costello parted ways in July 1957. Lou Costello died on March 3, 1959. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Later Years

Abbott attempted to begin performing again in 1960, with a new partner, Candy Candido, and received good reviews. But Abbott called it quits, remarking that "No one could ever live up to Lou." On TV, he performed in a dramatic episode of General Electric Theater titled "The Joke's On Me" in 1961. A few years later, Bud provided his own voice for the Hanna-Barbera animated series Abbott and Costello, with Stan Irwin providing the voice of Lou Costello. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Candy Candido (December 25, 1913-May 19, 1999) was an American actor and bass player. ... General Electric Theater was a half-hour CBS television anthology broadcast every Sunday evening beginning February 1, 1953 and ending May 27, 1962. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ...


Bud and Betty were married for 55 years. The couple adopted two children: Bud, Jr. in 1942, and Vickie in 1949. Bud Jr. died in Janurary 1997 at the age of 57.


Bud Abbott has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: the radio star is located on 6333 Hollywood Blvd., the motion pictures star is located on 1611 Vine St., and the TV star is located on 6740 Hollywood Blvd.[citation needed] A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Death

Bud Abbott suffered from epilepsy and died of cancer at the age of 78 on April 24, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.[3] When Groucho Marx was asked about Abbott shortly after his death, his response was that Bud was "the greatest straight man ever."[4] Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ... Julius Henry Marx, AKA Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ...


Filmography

As an actor - Films

Year Film Role Notes
1940 One Night in the Tropics Abbott Film Debut
1941 Buck Privates Slicker Smith
1941 In the Navy Smoky Adams
1941 Hold That Ghost Chuck Murray
1941 Keep 'Em Flying Blackie Benson
1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy Duke
1942 Rio Rita Doc
1942 Pardon My Sarong Algy Shaw
1942 Who Done It? Chick Larkin
1943 It Ain't Hay Grover Mickridge
1943 Hit The Ice Flash Fulton
1944 In Society Eddie Harrington
1944 Lost in a Harem Peter Johnson
1945 Here Come The Co-Eds Slats McCarthy
1945 The Naughty Nineties Dexter Broadhurst
1945 Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Buzz Kurtis
1946 Little Giant John Morrison/Tom Chandler
1946 The Time of Their Lives Cuthbert/Dr. Greenway
1947 Buck Privates Come Home Slicker Smith Sequel to Buck Privates
1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Duke Egan
1948 The Noose Hangs High Ted Higgins Also Producer (uncredited)
1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Chick Young
1948 Mexican Hayride Harry Lambert
1949 Africa Screams Buzz Johnson
1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Casey Edwards
1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Bud Jones
1951 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Bud Alexander
1951 Comin' Round The Mountain Al Stewart
1952 Jack and the Beanstalk Mr. Dinklepuss Also Producer
1952 Lost in Alaska Tom Watson
1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Rocky Stonebridge Also Executive Producer
1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Lester
1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Slim
1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Harry Pierce
1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Peter Patterson
1956 Dance With Me Henry Bud Flick
1965 The World of Abbott and Costello - Compilation Film

See also: 1939 in film 1940 1941 in film 1940s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Walt Disneys animated film Pinocchio is released. ... One Night in the Tropics is a 1940 comedy film which is noted as being the film debut of Abbott and Costello - although they were not the main focus of the story, and only first show up nearly halfway through the film. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Buck Privates is the 1941 comedy/World War II film that turned Bud Abbott and Lou Costello into bonafide movie stars. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... In The Navy is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Hold That Ghost is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Keep Em Flying is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... Ride Em Cowboy is a 1942 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... Rio Rita is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... Pardon My Sarong is a 1942 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... Who Done It? is a 1942 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... It Aint Hay is a 1943 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... Hit the Ice is a 1943 film starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... In Society is a 1944 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Lost in a Harem is a 1944 Abbott and Costello movie. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... Here Come The Co-Eds is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... The Naughty Nineties (1945) is the fifteenth feature film made by Abbott and Costello, and is significant for containing what is considered to be the best recorded rendition of the teams classic Whos On First? routine. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... Abbott and Costello in Hollywood is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Little Giant is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The Time of Their Lives is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... Buck Privates Come Home is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... Buck Privates is the 1941 comedy/World War II film that turned Bud Abbott and Lou Costello into bonafide movie stars. ... // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... The Noose Hangs High is a 1948 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a 1948 comedy/horror film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Mexican Hayride is a 1948 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Africa Screams (1949) Abbott And costello When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller Stanley knows a great deal about Africa they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Theatrical Poster Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff is a 1949 film starring Abbott and Costello Categories: | | ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion is a 1950 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man is a 1951 film starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Nancy Guild. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Comin Round The Mountain is a 1951 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Theatrical Poster Jack & the Beanstalk is a 1952 family comedy starring Abbott and Costello (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello). ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Lost in Alaska is a 1952 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is a 1952 comedy co-starring Charles Laughton. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Abbott and Costello Go To Mars is a 1953 science fiction comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and staring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops is a 1955 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is a Universal Films release featuring the comic team with one of their famous film monsters. ... See also: 1955 in film 1956 1957 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events November 15 - The film Love Me Tender starring Elvis Presley (his first film) opens. ... Dance with Me, Henry is a 1956 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... The World of Abbott and Costello is a 1965 compilation film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ...

As an actor - Television

Year Movie Role Notes
1952-1954 The Abbott and Costello Show Bud Abbott TV Series (52 Episodes)
1961 General Electric Theater Ernie Kauffman 1 Episode "The Joke's On Me" (04/16/61)
1967-1968 The Abbott and Costello Show Abbott (Voice) TV Series (156 Episodes)

The Abbott and Costello Show, a half-hour television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that originally aired 1952-1954, is regarded among the most influential comedy programs in history. ... General Electric Theater was a half-hour CBS television anthology broadcast every Sunday evening beginning February 1, 1953 and ending May 27, 1962. ...

As himself

  • ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) (TV) (voice)
  • The Century: America's Time (1999) (TV Mini Series)
  • This Is Your Life (1956) (TV Series)
  • Toast of the Town (1955) (TV Series)
  • Screen Snapshots Series 33, No. 10: Hollywood Grows Up (1954)
  • News of the Day (1952)
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour (1951) (Host, 1951-1954)
  • Screen Snapshots: Motion Picture Mothers, Inc. (1949)
  • 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)
  • Picture People No. 10: Hollywood at Home (1942)
  • Meet the People (1941)

The Colgate Comedy Hour was a musical variety television show which ran from November 1950 to December 1956. ...

Other

The TV show, Beast Wars, describes Rattrap as a wise guy who was inspired by Bud Abbott. Rattrap (Rattle in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ...


References

  1. ^ Slide, Anthony. The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1994. p. 1.
  2. ^ Baseball Hall of Fame[1]
  3. ^ Find-A-Grave[2]
  4. ^ Furmanek, Bob and Ron Palumbo (1991). Abbott and Costello in Hollywood. New York: Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-51605-0

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