William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian and producer, best know as one half of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello, as the straight man to Lou Costello.
Groucho Marx declared Abbott "the greatest straight man ever."
Birth and Death Data: Born October 2nd, 1895 (Asbury Park), Died April 24th, 1974 (Woodland Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1952
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, songwriter
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-061962||10-in.||12/8/1941||Laugh, laugh, laugh||Bud Abbott ; Lou Bring ; Lou Costello ; Sportsmen Quartet||Comic dialogue and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||speaker, songwriter|
|Victor||PBS-061963||10-in.||12/8/1941||Laugh, laugh, laugh||Bud Abbott ; Lou Bring ; Lou Costello ; Sportsmen Quartet||Comic dialogue and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||speaker, songwriter|
|Decca||DLA 2358||10-in.||1/6/1941||(Special test)||Bud Abbott ; Lou Costello||speaker|
|Decca||L 6693||3/27/1952||Jack and the beanstalk, part 1||Bud Abbott ; Lou Costello||speaker|
|Decca||L 6694||3/27/1952||Jack and the beanstalk, part 2||Bud Abbott ; Lou Costello||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Abbott, Bud," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103245.
Abbott, Bud. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103245.
"Abbott, Bud." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.
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