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Bud Abbott

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Also Known As: Died: April 24, 1974
Born: October 2, 1898 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Organized and toured burlesque circuit with "tab shows" (typically consisting of comic, straight man, pianist, chorus girls) in the 1920s
1931:
Teamed with Lou Costello in Brooklyn
1938:
First radio appearance as Abbott and Costello on Kate Smith's program
1939:
Broadway acting debut in revue, "Streets of Paris" alongside Carmen Miranda
1940:
Film debut with Costello in comic supporting roles in "One Night in the Tropics"
1940:
First starring roles for the duo, "Buck Privates", for Universal Studios
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Abbott and Costello consistently voted among top ten boxoffice stars by motion picture exhibitors
1946:
Unsuccessfully attempted to work separately within the same film, "The Little Giant"
1948:
Flagging popularity revived with success of "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein"; film initiated a series of onscreen encounters with other monsters
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Appeared in 52 episodes of half-hour TV series, "The Abbott and Costello Show", reprising most of their comic routines
1955:
Ended association with Universal after "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy"
1956:
Their most famous comic routine, "Who's on First?" placed on permanent display in National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, NY, in the form of a gold record and a framed copy of the text
1956:
Last film, "Dance with Me, Henry"
1957:
Ended partnership with Costello
1959:
Death of Costello
1961:
Briefly revived some of old routines on stage with new partner, Candy Candido
1966:
Supplied voice for 156 5-minute Abbott and Costello cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera

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