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Bud Abbott (William Alexander Abbott)

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Biography

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. He himself worked in carnivals while still a child and dropped out of school in 1909. He worked as assistant treasurer for the Casino Theater in Brooklyn, then as treasurer and/or manager of various theaters around the country. Read more...

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Character: Slicker Smith

Buck Privates 1941

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Character: Smokey Adams

In the Navy 1941

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Character: Blackie Benson

Keep 'Em Flying 1941

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Character: Algy Shaw

Pardon My Sarong 1942

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Character: Flash Fulton

Hit the Ice 1943

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Character: Grover Mockridge

It Ain't Hay 1943

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Character: Himself - in a Jeep in Parade

The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' 1943

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Character: Eddie Harrington

In Society 1944

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Character: Dexter Broadhurst

The Naughty Nineties 1945

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Character: Slats McCarthy

Here Come the Co-eds 1945

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Character: Cuthbert Greenway / Dr. Ralph Greenway

The Time of Their Lives 1946

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Character: Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss

Jack and the Beanstalk 1952

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Character: Doc in 'Rio Rita'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Chick Young in 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein'

Into the Night 1985

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Character: Himself - Host

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself - Comedian

Project XX 1954

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Character: Himself

Reagan 2011

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Character: Actor 'In Society'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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