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Birth Name: Bud Abbott
Born: 10/02/1898
Birth Place: Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Died: 04/24/1974

Born William Alexander Abbott on Oct. 2, 1895 in Asbury Park, NJ, "Bud" was the son of Rae Abbott, a bareback rider, and Harry Abbott, a publicist and booking agent with Barnum and Bailey Circus, for which they both worked. Understandably drawn to the world of show business, Abbott dropped out of school in 1909 to work at New York's Coney Island, where his father was then employed. His young life took a bizarre, unexpected turn, when at the age of 15, Abbott was drugged and shanghaied on a Norwegian-bound shipping vessel. After miraculously making his way back home, a now street-wise Abbott began working in burlesque theater, where he met his future wife, Jenny, who was a dancer and comedien... Continue Bio >>


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