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Bud Abbott is a Actor and Producer American born on 2 october 1895 at Asbury Park (USA)

Bud Abbott

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Birth name William Alexander Abbott
Nationality USA
Birth 2 october 1895 at Asbury Park (USA)
Death 24 april 1974 (at 78 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

William Alexander Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974), known professionally as Bud Abbott, was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.


Bud and Betty Abbott were married for 55 years. The couple adopted two children: Bud Jr. in 1942 and Vickie in 1949. Bud Jr. died on January 19, 1997 at the age of 57.

Abbott was an active Freemason and Shriner. Bud Abbott has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: the radio star is located on 6333 Hollywood Boulevard, the motion pictures star is located on 1611 Vine Street, and the TV star is located on 6740 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Filmography of Bud Abbott (43 films)

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Behind the Burly Q, 1h38
Directed by Leslie Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bud Abbott, Alan Alda, Ron Bottitta, Sally Rand
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating65% 3.2790853.2790853.2790853.2790853.279085
This documentary film about the heyday of burlesque includes interviews with exotic dancers of the time April March, Lorraine Lee, Taffy O’Neill, Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, and Kitty West; Mike Iannucci, stripper Ann Corio’s husband and producer of “This Was Burlesque”; journalists and authors Nat Bodian, Rachel Schteir, and Janet Davis; and actor Alan Alda, whose father Robert Alda was a burlesque singer and straight man.
Terror in the Aisles, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Documentary, Anthology film, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Bud Abbott, Michael Ironside, Fred Asparagus, Brooke Adams
Roles Chick (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1480653.1480653.1480653.1480653.148065
Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of suspenseful (including humorously so, ex. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Saturday the 14th) films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Halloween actor Donald Pleasence and Dressed to Kill star Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction, When a Stranger Calls), loathsome villains (Dracula, Frankenstein, Friday the 13 1 and/or 2, Halloween I and II, Marathon Man, Nighthawks, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Touch of Evil, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), "natural terror" (Alligator, The Birds, Frogs, Jaws 1 and 2, Nightwing) and the occult (An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.
The World of Abbott and Costello, 1h15
Directed by Sidney Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bud Abbott, Jack E. Leonard, Lou Costello, Tom Ewell, Margaret Hamilton, Bela Lugosi
Roles Character in Film Clips (archive footage)
Rating64% 3.2394653.2394653.2394653.2394653.239465
This film is a compilation of scenes from eighteen films that Abbott and Costello made for Universal Pictures between 1941 and 1955. Comedian Jack E. Leonard provides the narration for the film, which incorporates scenes from the following films:
Dance With Me, Henry, 1h20
Directed by Charles Barton
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer, Mary Wickes, Ted de Corsia
Roles Bud Flick
Rating56% 2.802032.802032.802032.802032.80203
Lou Henry (Lou Costello) is the owner of Kiddyland, an amusement park, and Bud Flick (Bud Abbott) is his friend and partner. Together they share a home with two orphan children, Duffer (Rusty Hamer) and Shelly (Gigi Perreau). Welfare worker Miss Mayberry (Mary Wickes) does not think that their home is a suitable environment for the children and attempts to remove them. One of the reasons is that Bud is a gambler and owes $10,000 to Big Frank (Ted de Corsia), who offers to forget the debt if Bud agrees to help launder $200,000 that Big Frank took from a Chicago bank. Bud agrees to meet Big Frank's man, Mushie (Richard Reeves), at Kiddyland to pick up the money and a plane ticket. Lou, however, informs District Attorney Proctor (Robert Shayne) of the plan and he shows up at Kiddyland during Bud and Mushie's meeting. Mushie sees the DA and hides the money just before he murders Proctor and frames Lou for it. Miss Mayberry uses Lou's arrest as a reason to take the children from his home.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, 1h20
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Buddy films
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Mack Sennett, Lynn Bari, Joe Besser
Roles Harry 'Slim' Pierce
Rating62% 3.148813.148813.148813.148813.14881
Harry Pierce (Bud Abbott) and his friend, Willie Piper (Lou Costello), invest $5,000 in a motion picture studio. They are sold a deed to the Edison Studio by a con man, Joe Gorman (Fred Clark), who immediately leaves town with his girlfriend, Leota Van Cleef (Lynn Bari). The couple heads to Hollywood where he poses as a European director, Sergei Toumanoff, who plans to make a film starring Leota. Meanwhile, Harry and Willie pursue Gorman across the country in hopes of getting their money back after learning that the deed they purchased is worthless. They hop off a freight train near Los Angeles and stumble onto the set of the western film that Toumanoff happens to be directing. He is furious with the interruption, but the head of the movie studio, Mr. Snavely (Frank Wilcox), hires Harry and Willie because he is impressed with their "stunt work".
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, 1h19
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa, Comedy horror films, Buddy films
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Richard Deacon, Dan Seymour
Roles Peter Patterson
Rating61% 3.09913.09913.09913.09913.0991
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are Americans who are stranded in Cairo, Egypt. They happen to overhear Dr. Gustav Zoomer (Kurt Katch) discussing the mummy Klaris, the guardian of the Tomb of Princess Ara. Apparently the mummy has a sacred medallion that shows where the treasure of Princess Ara can be found. The Followers of Klaris, led by Semu (Richard Deacon), overhear the conversation along with Madame Rontru (Marie Windsor), a businesswoman interested in stealing the treasure of Princess Ara.
Fireman Save My Child
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett, Tom Brown, George Cleveland, Madge Blake, Bud Abbott
Rating68% 3.4059153.4059153.4059153.4059153.405915
In San Francisco in the 1910s, the clownish musical band that runs Firehouse 12 often drowns out alarms with their loud music. Smokey Hinkle (Buddy Hackett), a bumbling inventor and scion of a renowned firefighting family, buys retired firehouse horse Emma to pull his buggy, but when Emma hears an alarm, she follows the fire trucks at top speed. Smokey arrives at the fire at the same time as his pal, fireman Smitty (Hugh O'Brian), who points out that the blaze is in Smokey's own house. Smokey uses his new invention, an ingenious fire extinguisher, to put out the flames, prompting Smitty to hire Smokey as a fireman in exchange for half of the profits from the sale of the extinguisher.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, 1h17
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Buddy films, Venus in film
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mari Blanchard, Dudley Dickerson, Robert Paige, Martha Hyer
Roles Lester
Rating58% 2.94952.94952.94952.94952.9495
Orville (Lou Costello) is the oldest orphan at the Hideaway Orphans Home. He accidentally winds up inside a truck heading to a top-secret laboratory, where he is placed under the guidance of lab worker Lester (Bud Abbott) to help load supplies onto a rocket ship. While on board with Lester, Orville hits the ignition button and the rocket blasts off, flying across the country to New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is in progress. They exit the ship and witness "hideous creatures", which are actually costumed celebrants, and conclude that they have landed on Mars.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1h16
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Comedy horror films
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Eddie Parker, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott
Roles Slim
Rating63% 3.1995853.1995853.1995853.1995853.199585
A rash of murders (by an unknown "monster") is plaguing London, and police are baffled. A newspaper reporter, Bruce Adams (Craig Stevens), finds one of the murder victims while coming home from a bar at night and calls the police. The next day, two American policemen, Slim (Bud Abbott) and Tubby (Lou Costello), who are working for the London Police Force, respond to a mob fight at a Women's Suffrage Rally in Hyde Park. Reporter Adams, young suffragette Vicky Edwards (Helen Westcott), Slim, and Tubby, all get caught up in the fray and wind up in jail. Later, Vicky's guardian, Dr. Henry Jekyll (Boris Karloff), bails Vicky and Adams out. Tubby and Slim are thereafter kicked off the police force. Unknown to anyone, however, Dr. Jekyll has developed an injectable serum which transforms him into Mr. Hyde (the "monster" responsible for the recent murders). When Jekyll notices Vicky's and Bruce's mutual attraction, he has more thoughts of murder, injects himself, and transforms once again into Hyde (with the intent of murdering Adams).
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, 1h10
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke, Leif Erickson, Bill Shirley
Roles Rocky Stonebridge
Rating57% 2.85212.85212.85212.85212.8521
Oliver "Puddin' Head" Johnson (Lou Costello) and Rocky Stonebridge (Bud Abbott) are on their way to Death's Head Tavern, where they work. They encounter Lady Jane (Fran Warren), who asks them to bring a love note to the tavern singer, Bruce Martingale (Bill Shirley).
Lost in Alaska
Directed by Albert Capellani, Jean Yarbrough
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Paul Capellani, Harry Baur, Mitzi Green, Tom Ewell
Roles Tom Watson
Rating66% 3.313833.313833.313833.313833.31383
Deux pompiers, Tom Watson et George Bell, secourent un chercheur d'or sur le point de suicider. Toutefois, une méprise fait qu'ils se retrouvent recherchés par la police pour le meurtre de ce chercheur d'or. Ils partent alors en Alaska à sa poursuite et découvrent, une fois là-bas, qu'il compte beaucoup d'ennemis voulant le voir mort. Ils tâcheront alors de lui sauver la vie autant de fois que nécessaire afin de prouver qu'il n'est pas mort et qu'ils ne sont donc pas coupables…
Jack and the Beanstalk, 1h18
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, William Farnum, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, Mel Blanc
Roles Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss
Rating58% 2.9007952.9007952.9007952.9007952.900795
Mr. Dinkle and Jack (Abbott and Costello) look for work at the Cosman Employment Agency. Jack makes advances to Cosman employee Polly (Dorothy Ford), but he is thwarted by the arrival of her boyfriend, a towering police officer. Polly assigns Dinkle and Jack to babysit for Eloise Larkin's brother and infant sister, while Eloise (Shaye Cogan) and her fiancé are out for the evening. The babysitting duties are complicated by the fact that Donald (David Stollery) is something of a prodigy, as well as a self-proclaimed "problem child". The dull-witted Jack is soon outclassed by the child, and an attempt to lull the boy to sleep by reading the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk (Jack's "favorite novel") aloud fails when Jack stumbles over the larger words. Bemused by Jack's incompetence, Donald reads the story instead--a role-reversal made complete when Jack falls asleep as Donald reads. In his slumber, Jack dreams that he is the young Jack of the fairy tale.
Lost in Alaska, 1h16
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mitzi Green, Tom Ewell, Bruce Cabot, Iron Eyes Cody
Roles Tom Watson
Rating61% 3.099813.099813.099813.099813.09981
The time is the 1890s, and the place is San Francisco. George Ball (Lou Costello) and Tom Watson (Bud Abbott) are firemen who rescue 'Nugget' Joe McDermott (Tom Ewell) from committing suicide by drowning. Joe wants to die because his girlfriend, Rosette (Mitzi Green) no longer loves him. The boys keep an eye on him and Joe is thankful for it after receiving a telegram the next morning from Rosette claiming that she still loves him. George and Tom take their gold reward to the bank when they learn the police mistakenly believe Joe was murdered for his gold that night by the two men who actually rescued. They catch up to Joe on his boat for the Yukon and try to get him down to the police station only to see the ship depart San Francisco with all three of them on it.