William Abbott
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William Alexander Abbott (1895 - 1974)

William Alexander "Bud" Abbott
Born in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 17 Sep 1918 [location unknown]
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Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jul 2014
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William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, best known for his film comedy double act, as straight man to Lou Costello. He was married to Betty Abbott for 55 years. The couple adopted two children: Bud Jr. in 1942 and Vickie in 1949. Bud Jr. died on January 19, 1997, at age 57.

Abbott has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: the radio star is located at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard, the motion pictures star is located at 1611 Vine Street, and the television star is located at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard.

Abbott died of cancer at age 76 on April 24, 1974, at his home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.He was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean. His widow, Betty, died on September 12, 1981.

When Groucho Marx was asked about Abbott shortly after his death, his response was that Abbott was "the greatest straight man ever."[1]


  1. Wikipedia
  • The Salt Lake Tribune; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sunday, August 15, 1943; Pages 57 & 58. Click here to see it: [1].

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