COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1895


Bud Abbott  (born William Alexander Abbott in California)
(October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974)


Actor and comedian Bud Abbott played the straight man in the
burlesque comedy show, Abbot and Costello. He and his comedy
partner Lou Costello are best known for their immortal "Who’s On
First?" routine, which they first performed in the 1940 movie One
Night In The Tropics
. Abbott left school at an early age to work in
Coney Island and the Casino Theater. He later began performing
vaudeville with his new wife Betty in the early 1920’s.

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