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Also Known As: Died: May 24, 1996
Born: June 5, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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John Abbott was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1949, he appeared on Broadway in "Montserrat." In 1934, he joined the Old Vic Company. In 1957, he co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" on Broadway. Abbott started his acting career landing roles in such films as the spy thriller "Nightmare" (1942) with Diana Barrymore, the Michèle Morgan drama "Joan of Paris" (1942) and "Mission to Moscow" (1943) with Walter Huston. He also appeared in "They Got Me Covered" (1943), "Dangerous Blondes" (1943) with Allyn Joslyn and the Tom Conway mystery "The Falcon in Hollywood" (1944). He continued to act in productions like "The Notorious Lone Wolf" (1946) with Gerald Mohr, the adventure "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest" (1946) with Cornel Wilde and "Time Out of Mind" (1947). He also appeared in the Ella Raines thriller "The Web" (1947). Abbott was most recently credited in "Touching Evil II" (PBS, 1999-2000). Abbott had a number of different projects under his belt in the sixties through the nineties, including "The Jungle Book" (1967) starring Phil Harris, "Used Cars" (1980) and "Slapstick of Another Kind" (1984) starring Jerry Lewis. His credits also expanded to "Revenge of Billy...

John Abbott was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1949, he appeared on Broadway in "Montserrat." In 1934, he joined the Old Vic Company. In 1957, he co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" on Broadway. Abbott started his acting career landing roles in such films as the spy thriller "Nightmare" (1942) with Diana Barrymore, the Michèle Morgan drama "Joan of Paris" (1942) and "Mission to Moscow" (1943) with Walter Huston. He also appeared in "They Got Me Covered" (1943), "Dangerous Blondes" (1943) with Allyn Joslyn and the Tom Conway mystery "The Falcon in Hollywood" (1944). He continued to act in productions like "The Notorious Lone Wolf" (1946) with Gerald Mohr, the adventure "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest" (1946) with Cornel Wilde and "Time Out of Mind" (1947). He also appeared in the Ella Raines thriller "The Web" (1947). Abbott was most recently credited in "Touching Evil II" (PBS, 1999-2000). Abbott had a number of different projects under his belt in the sixties through the nineties, including "The Jungle Book" (1967) starring Phil Harris, "Used Cars" (1980) and "Slapstick of Another Kind" (1984) starring Jerry Lewis. His credits also expanded to "Revenge of Billy the Kid" with Michael Balfour (1991) and "Four Weddings and A Funeral" (1994). Abbott passed away in May 1996 at the age of 91.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Young Poisoner's Handbook, The (1995) Chairman
2.
 Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994) Polite Verger (4th Wedding)
3.
 Treasure Island (1990) Joyce
4.
 Magic Moments (1989) Reporter
5.
 Hazard of Hearts (1987) 2nd Gambler
6.
 Lady Jane (1986) Manservant
7.
 Slapstick Of Another Kind (1984) Dr Frankenstein
8.
 Used Cars (1980) Clerk
9.
 Outside Chance (1978) Coroner
10.
 Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976) Heller
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1934:
Professional debut in "Aureng-Zebe," with Sybil Thorndike
1934:
Joined the Old Vic Company
1937:
Film debut in "Mademoiselle Docteur"
1946:
Appeared in "Anna and the King of Siam" and "Humoresque"
1946:
Broadway debut in the role of Count Mancini in "He Who Gets Slapped"
1949:
Appeared on Broadway in "Montserrat"
1952:
Featured in "The Merry Widow"
1957:
Co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" on Broadway
1958:
Appeared in "Gigi"
1964:
Appeared in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
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Notes

While with the Old Vic Company he played Claudius in "Hamlet" with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Alec Guinness

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sister:
Ivy Skeates. Survived him.

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