Bud Abbott

William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American comedian, actor and producer. He was best known as the straight man half of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 2, 1895 (Asbury Park), Died April 24, 1974 (Woodland Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, songwriter

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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 February 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103245.

Abbott, Bud. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103245.

"Abbott, Bud." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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