WorldCat Identities

Abbott, Bud 1895-1974

Overview
Works: 919 works in 1,727 publications in 2 languages and 18,339 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Parody films  Horror films  Monster films  Vampire films  Mad scientist films  Werewolf films  Juvenile works  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Proofreader, Librettist, Speaker, Costume designer, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bud Abbott
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Charles Barton( Visual )

41 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and a mad scientist
Africa screams by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )

129 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starving cannibals, ferocious lions and awesome apes terrorize Abbott and Costello in this African adventure
Jack and the beanstalk by Bud Abbott( Visual )

78 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When babysitting, Costello falls asleep and dreams he is Jack of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Dink, played by Abbott, and Jack declare their intentions to rescue the princess and bring back the hen that lays the golden eggs. Instead, they are captured by a "man-eating" giant and threatened with great punishment until Jack effects a swashbuckling escape and, after his friends have followed, Jack the giant killer chops down the beanstalk
Legends of radio : Abbott & Costello by Bud Abbott( Recording )

86 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 10 hours of Abbott & Costello's comedy skits from their 1940s radio shows
Who's on first? by Bud Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello's classic comedy routine, reissued for children, features a bear and a rabbit trying to determine the baseball player covering each base
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Abbot and Costello learn that an archaeologist has found a legendary mummy in Cairo, they decide to apply to guard the corpse as it's sent to the U.S. Finding the archaeologist murdered and the mummy gone, they become owners of a medallion that holds the key to ancient buried treasure that they must keep out of the wrong hands
The best of Abbott and Costello( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videodisc releases of eight comedies originally produced by Universal Pictures, 1940-1942
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello meet the killer, Boris Karloff: The scene is a swank hotel where a prominent lawyer is murdered. Bud Abbott is Casey, the house detective, and Lou Costello is Freddie, the bellhop. Although there are plenty of suspicious characters about, the murder is pinned on Freddie, who sets out to catch the real killer and clear himself
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight comedies produced for Universal Pictures
The Abbott and Costello show : who's on first?( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the routines that made them comedy legends, like Who's on first? and The lemon bit, this digitally restored and remastered best-of collection includes six of the Abbott and Costello show's most beloved episodes. Includes: The dentist's office; The birthday party; The charity bazaar; Hungry; The music lovers; and The actor's home. Also features the classic routines Alexander 4444; The piano bit; and more
Buck privates( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello join the Army to escape being arrested in a classic World War II comedy
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 2 parodies of the horror genre and a film where Abbott and Costello pursue a man who swindled them into buying a fake movie studio. Also includes a compilation of classic routines from 18 of their most popular films; a tribute to their careers hosted by Jerry Seinfeld; and a behind-the-scenes look at the duo's popular films as they meet Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man
The Abbott and Costello show( Visual )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello host this 1954 episode of the Colgate comedy hour which includes guests Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines, and Beryl Davis
Hold that ghost by Arthur Lubin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse
Abbott & Costello : who's on first( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, with special guest stars Lon Chaney and Sid Fields features Abbott & Costello's classic skit, "Who's On First?," along with "Don Juan Costello," "Two Tens for a Five," and others. Sit back and enjoy two whole episodes, complete with commercials, of The Colgate Comedy Hour, a popular television show which debuted in 1951
The naughty nineties( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this zany musical comedy, Bud plays a ham actor and Lou his dim-witted assistant on the Mississippi showboat, the River Queen. When the boat docks in St. Louis, Bud and Lou try to rescue Captain Sam from a poker game with three card sharks, but they are too late. The gamblers win a controlling interest in the River Queen and-to Captain Sam's dismay-set up a crooked casino operation on board. Before ridding the showboat of the villains, Abbott and Costello perform several of their most famous bits, including the hysterical "Who's on first" dialogue that has become one of the most popular comedy routines ever captured on film
Abbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy with Abbott and Costello as two American policemen in London to study local police methods where they encounter Dr. Jekyll who transforms himself into Mr. Hyde, the terror of the city
Baseball's greatest hits( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who done it?( Visual )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about two would-be radio writers who find themselves involved in a real murder during the recording of a "whodunit" play. Trying to solve the crime, they are targeted by the killer and suspected by the police
Baseball hits( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein
Alternative Names
Abbott 1895-1974

Abbott, Bud 1895-1974

Abbott, William

Abbott, William 1895-1974

Abbott, William A.

Abbott, William A 1895-1974

Abbott, William Alexander

Bud Abbott acteur américain

Bud Abbott actor estadounidense

Bud Abbott amer. elokuvakoomikko

Bud Abbott amerykański aktor

Bud Abbott comico e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Bud Abbott Een Amerikaanse acteur, producent en komiek, gestorven in 1974

Bud Abbott US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Produzent und Comedian

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Эбботт, Бад

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بود ابوت تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر آمریکایی

버드 애벗

バド・アボット

巴德·阿伯特 Actor, comedian

Languages
English (462)

Spanish (2)

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Legends of radio : Abbott & CostelloAbbott and Costello meet the mummyHold that ghostThe naughty ninetiesAbbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeWho done it?The Abbott & Costello story