|Bud Abbott Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 2, 1897|
|Date of Death||April 24, 1974|
Bud Abbott was an American comedian, actor, television personality, voice artist, and producer best known for his work alongside Lou Costello, which includes his work as the straight man half of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello. Throughout his career, he was cast in a variety of movies such as In Society, One Night in the Tropics, Buck Privates, Hit the Ice, Hold That Ghost, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, In the Navy, Ride ‘Em Cowboy, Keep ‘Em Flying, Pardon My Sarong, Rio Rita, Who Done It?, Little Giant, It Ain’t Hay, Lost in a Harem, Here Come the Co-Eds, Abbott and Costello in Hollywood, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, The Naughty Nineties, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Time of Their Lives, The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, Buck Privates Come Home, Lost in Alaska, The Noose Hangs High, Africa Screams, 10,000 Kids and a Cop, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Comin’ Round the Mountain, Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.
William Alexander Abbott
He was born on October 2, 1897.
On April 24, 1974, Bud Abbott died of cancer at the age of 76 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
He resided in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Bud Abbott attended a grammar school but eventually dropped out.
Comedian, Actor, Television Personality, Voice Artist, Producer
- Father – Harry Abbott (Concessionaire and forage agent who worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus, Advance man for the Columbia Burlesque Wheel, Worked at Dreamland Park in Coney Island)
- Mother – Rae Fisher (Bareback rider who worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus)
- Siblings – Bud had 2 older siblings and 1 younger sibling.
- Others – William Erastus Abbott (Paternal Grandfather), Rebecca Williams (Paternal Grandmother), Alexander/Aleck Fisher (Maternal Grandfather), Frederica/Fredericka/Rebecca/Reyka Buxbaum (Maternal Grandmother)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $50 Thousand at the time of his death.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bud Abbott had dated –
- Betty Smith (1918-1974) – In the year 1918, he got married to Betty Smith and they adopted 2 children – a boy named Bud Jr. (August 23, 1939 – January 19, 1997) in 1942 and a daughter named Rae Victoria (Vickie) (March 27, 1942 – April 28, 2021) in 1949. Bud and Betty remained together until his death in 1974.
Race / Ethnicity
Bud Abbott was of English, German, Swedish, and Welsh descent on his father’s side and had German ancestry on his mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
- Fedora hat and jacket always buttoned
- Deep baritone voice
Bud Abbott was cast in TV commercials for –
- EZ Pop popcorn (with Lou Costello) (the 1950s)
- Christmas Seals (PSA) (1952)
Bud Abbott Facts
- Starting from about 1926, he suffered from epilepsy.
- Alongside Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer, and Mary Wickes, Bud Abbott co-starred as Bud Flick in the 1956 film Dance with Me, Henry.
- He has 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – the radio star is located at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard, the motion pictures star is located at 1611 Vine Street, and the television star is located at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard.
- Bud Abbott posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting from the Garden State Film Festival in 2006 and it was accepted on his behalf by his daughter Vickie Abbott Wheeler.
- He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2009.
- The duo Abbott and Costello is known as “Les Deux Nigauds” (“The Two Simpletons”) in France and as “Gianni and Pinotto” in Italy, Bud Abbott being “Gianni” and Lou Costello being “Pinotto”.
- Bud Abbott was an avid gun collector and once owned one of Adolf Hitler‘s shotguns.
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