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Bud Abbott

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Birthday
2, 1895
Birthplace
Asbury Park, NJ
Death Date
Apr 24, 1974 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1895
Birthplace
Asbury Park, NJ
Death Date
Apr 24, 1974 (78)

About

Actor and comedian best known as one-half of the burlesque comedy duo Abbott and Costello. He his comedy partner Lou Costello are best known for their immortal "Who's On First?" routine, which they first performed in the 1940 film One Night In The Tropics.

Before Fame

He left school at an early age to work in Coney Island and the Casino Theater. He later began performing vaudeville with his new wife Betty in the early 1920's.

Trivia

He was the straight man within the Abbott and Costello comedy duo and was even paid more in the early days of their career because a good straight man was seen as more of a commodity.

Family Life

He adopted two children with his wife Betty, whom he was married to for 55 years. His father, Harry, worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus. 

Associated With

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld claimed The Abbott and Costello Show to have served as an inspiration for his own sitcom, Seinfeld.