Bud Abbott

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103245

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