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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
Teamed with Lou Costello in Brooklyn
First radio appearance as Abbott and Costello on Kate Smith's program
Broadway acting debut in revue, "Streets of Paris" alongside Carmen Miranda
Film debut with Costello in comic supporting roles in "One Night in the Tropics"
First starring roles for the duo, "Buck Privates", for Universal Studios
Abbott and Costello consistently voted among top ten boxoffice stars by motion picture exhibitors
Unsuccessfully attempted to work separately within the same film, "The Little Giant"
Flagging popularity revived with success of "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein"; film initiated a series of onscreen encounters with other monsters
Appeared in 52 episodes of half-hour TV series, "The Abbott and Costello Show", reprising most of their comic routines
Ended association with Universal after "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy"
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
Last film, "Dance with Me, Henry"
Ended partnership with Costello
Death of Costello
Briefly revived some of old routines on stage with new partner, Candy Candido
Supplied voice for 156 5-minute Abbott and Costello cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera
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