Professional and comedian who all played the right guy in the burlesque humor present, Abbot and Costello. He and his humor partner Lou Costello are most widely known because of their immortal “Who’s On First?” regular, which they initial performed in the 1940 film One Evening In The Tropics. He still left school young to function in Coney Isle and the Modern casino Theater. He afterwards began executing vaudeville along with his brand-new wife Betty in the first 1920’s. He was the direct man inside the Abbott and Costello humor duo and was also paid even more in the first times of their profession because a great straight guy was viewed as even more of a item. He followed two children along with his wife Betty whom he was wedded to for 55 years. His mom was bareback rider and his dad, Harry, was an progress guy for Barnum and Bailey Circus. He was a dynamic Freemason and Shriner during his life time. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld stated The Abbott and Costello Present to have offered as an motivation for his very own sitcom, Seinfeld.
Full Name Bud Abbott
Date Of Birth October 2, 1895
Died April 24, 1974, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, Buck Privates, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Hold That Ghost, Africa Screams, Jack and the Beanstalk, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Naughty Nineties, The Noose Hangs High, Abbott and Costello in Hollywood, Who Done It?, The Time of Their Lives, Dance with Me, Henry, One Night in the Tropics, In Society, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, Lost in a Harem, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, Little Giant, Ride 'Em Cowboy, Hit the Ice, Here Come the Co-Eds, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, Pardon My Sarong, Keep 'Em Flying, Rio Rita, Lost in Alaska, Buck Privates Come Home, The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, Mexican Hayride, In the Navy, Comin' Round the Mountain, The World of Abbott and Costello, Reagan, Best of Abbott and Costello, It Ain't Hay, Classic TV Comedians
TV Shows The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Abbott and Costello Show
Star Sign Libra
Abbott and Costello are known in France as "Les Deux Nigauds" ("The Two Simpletons").
He married Betty Smith in 1918. They adopted two children.
Bud's twin sister Olive confirmed in an interview conducted by Chris Costello for the latter's book "Lou's on First" that she and her brother were actually born in Reading, Pennsylvania, only moving to Asbury Park at the age of 2 or 3.
His father had English and German ancestry. His maternal grandparents, Fredericka and Alexander Fisher, were immigrants from Germany.
The performance of "Who's on First?" in the film The Naughty Nineties (1945) is considered the quintessential version of the routine, and the clip is enshrined in a looped video at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
He has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio (6333 Hollywood Boulevard); Motion Pictures (1611 Vine Street) and Television (6740 Hollywood Boulevard); in Hollywood, California.
He and his professional partner, Lou Costello, were elected into the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services to arts and entertainment.
1960: He tried to form a new duo, this time with veteran comic/instrumentalist Candy Candido. Abbott quipped during an interview that he and Candy would star in "Space Privates", a futuristic version of his and Lou Costello's Buck Privates (1941) classic. "Space Privates" never materialized and the teaming was short-lived. They weren't attracting an audience, and Abbott was forced to leave after experiencing an epileptic attack while traveling to one of their personal appearances.
An avid gun collector, he once owned one of Adolf Hitler's shotguns and some of Tom Mix's pearl-handled pistols.
1942: His salary was $393,314, making him one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
He and his professional partner Lou Costello were nominated for the 2007 inaugural New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services to entertainment.
September, 2003: Montclair State University in New Jersey dedicated a building in their new residence hall complex as "Abbott and Costello Center", after Bud and his partner Lou Costello.
Soon after former partner Lou Costello's death, the Internal Revenue Service demanded Bud pay over $750,000 in back taxes. He was forced to sell his estate in Encino, California (at a loss), as well as his 200-acre ranch. His wife sold her jewelry and furs and they relinquished their remaining share of profits from the old lucrative Universal movies. He said he'd have to start all over and begged for donations from Abbott & Costello fans, with little results.
His father, Harry, was a publicity advance man for Barnum and Bailey Circus.
His twin sister, Olive Victoria Abbott, was also in vaudeville and lived to be 101 years old, dying on 8/8/1997.
1940: He made his film debut in One Night in the Tropics (1940), which was also his first film pairing with his partner Lou Costello. It wasn't Costello's film debut, however, as he had been in several movies in the late 1920s as an extra and stuntman before he teamed up with Abbott.
He wore a front toupee for many of his early films.
March 1959: When his former partner Lou Costello died, a nationally run news photo showed him reading a newspaper article covering his former partner's death.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 1-3. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
A lifelong epileptic, he died of prostate cancer following two strokes.
With Lou Costello, starred on ABC (1941-1946) and NBC (1946-1949) Radio's "The Abbott and Costello Show."
Abbott and Costello are known in Italy as "Gianni and Pinotto", Abbott being Gianni and Costello being Pinotto.