Bud Abbott

Bud Abbott

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

Lowest Rated: 25% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Birthday: Oct 02, 1895

Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

The leaner, meaner, faster-talking half of one of America's greatest comedic duos, Bud Abbott, along with his partner Lou Costello, was one of Hollywood's biggest stars throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Born into a show business family, Abbott already had years of experience as a show producer, promoter and performer by the time he teamed up with fellow vaudevillian Costello in the mid-1930s. Growing recognition on the stages of New York eventually led to a guest stint on a popular national radio program, followed by their first film as a team, "One Night in the Tropics" (1940). With the massive success of their sophomore effort, "Buck Privates" (1941), Abbott and his cohort became two of the biggest movie stars of the wartime era. More hit films like "Pardon My Sarong" (1942), "In Society" (1944) and "The Naughty Nineties" (1945), combined with popular radio appearances on their own program and others like "The Kate Smith Show" - which first broadcast their famous "Who's on First?" routine - kept them at the top of the entertainment heap. The comedy-monster mash-up "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein" (1948) marked the beginning of their "Abbot and Costello Meet " phase. The comedy "Dance with Me, Henry" (1956) marked their final film appearance together before the team split up in 1957 and Costello died in 1959. Semi-retired and in increasingly poor health, Abbott passed away at the age of 78 in 1974. One of the best at what he did and in the underappreciated position of comic foil, Bud Abbott was openly admired by Costello, who frequently insisted, "Comics are a dime a dozen, but good straight men are hard to find."

Highest rated movies

Hold That Ghost
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Buck Privates Come Home
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Africa Screams
Jack and the Beanstalk
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reagan Self - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Abbott and Costello Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World of Abbott and Costello Unknown (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 44% Dance With Me Henry Bud Flick (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Harry "Slim" Pierce (Character) - 1955
25% 49% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Pete Patterson (Character) - 1955
63% 63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Slim (Character) - 1953
33% No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Lester (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: 4k Restoration Special Edition Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 47% Lost in Alaska Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 34% Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Rocky Stonebridge (Character) - 1952
43% 37% Jack and the Beanstalk Mr. Dinkel/Mr. Dinkelpuss (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 41% Comin' Round the Mountain Al Stewart (Character) - 1951
80% 62% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Bud Alexander (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Bud Jones (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 61% Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Casey Edwards (Character) - 1949
60% 38% Africa Screams Buzz Johnson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 58% Mexican Hayride Harry Lambert (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 59% The Noose Hangs High Ted Higgins (Character) - 1948
89% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Chick Young (Character) - 1948
80% No Score Yet Buck Privates Come Home Slicker Smith (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 52% The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Duke Egan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 80% The Time of Their Lives Cuthbert Greenway/Dr. Ralph Greenway (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Giant Eddie L. Morrison/T.S. Chandler (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 80% The Naughty Nineties Dexter Broadhurst (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 58% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Buzz Kurtis (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 69% Here Come the Co-Eds Slats McCarthy (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 28% Lost in a Harem Peter Johnson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 63% In Society Eddie Harrington (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 59% Hit the Ice Flash Fulton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 36% It Ain't Hay Grover Mockridge (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 47% Ride 'em Cowboy Duke (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 40% Rio Rita "Doc" (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 86% Who Done It? Self - 1942
No Score Yet 57% Pardon My Sarong Algernon "Algy" Shaw (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 77% Buck Privates Slicker Smith (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 63% Keep 'Em Flying Blackie Benson (Character) - 1941
100% 90% Hold That Ghost Chuck Murray (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Navy Smokey Adams (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 39% One Night in the Tropics Abbott (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abbott & Costello Show Unknown (Character) 1952-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Host 1951-1954

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