WorldCat Identities

Abbott, Bud 1895-1974

Overview
Works: 738 works in 1,556 publications in 2 languages and 18,412 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Humor  Music  Horror films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Proofreader, Interviewer, Costume designer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Bud Abbott Publications about Bud Abbott
Publications by  Bud Abbott Publications by Bud Abbott
posthumous Publications by Bud Abbott, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Bud Abbott
Africa screams by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team) ( Visual )
197 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,975 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 and Lou Costello ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abbott and Costello present their version of the classic fairy tale
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and a mad scientist
Legends of radio Abbott & Costello by Bud Abbott ( Recording )
82 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 629 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 )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 598 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
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Charles Barton ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 433 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 Abbott and Costello show who's on first? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 354 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
The best of Abbott and Costello ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 353 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 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight comedies produced for Universal Pictures
The best of Abbott & Costello ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 261 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
Buck privates ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abbott and Costello join the Army to escape being arrested in a classic World War II comedy
Hold that ghost by Arthur Lubin ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 181 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 naughty nineties ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and held by 180 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 )
18 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 167 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
The time of their lives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This hilarious fantasy-comedy is considered one of Abbott and Costelo's most imaginative screen efforts. Lou Costello and Marjorie Reynolds are mistakenly shot as traitors during the Revolutionary War, and are doomed to remain as ghosts in Danbury Mansion until their innocence is proven. Years later a nervous young man, following the advice of his psychiatrist (Bud Abbot), plans a quiet weekend in the mansion with his fiance and her aunt. As soon as Costello overhears the young man's intent to open the mansion to the public, he and the ghostly Miss Reynolds begin to haunt the house, with hysterical results. The nervous Abbott witnesses blinking lights, a walking gown and eerie harpsichord music, before the ghosts' reputations are restored
Lost in a harem ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost in a harem: Peter Johnson and Harvey Garvey, bumbling magicians stranded in the desert domain of Barabeeha, are asked by handsome prince Ramo to help him regain his throne from wicked Uncle Nimativ. This perilous task takes them deep inside the sultan's inner sanctum, and there the madcap adventure really begins
Who done it? ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 143 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's greatest hits ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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
Languages
English (508)
Spanish (3)
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