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Abbott, Bud, 1895-1974


Abbott and Costello

William Alexander (Bud) Abbott and Louis (Lou) Francis Cristillo (who later changed his name to Costello) were both born in New Jersey around the turn of the 20th century. They met on the burlesque circuit, where they perfected their straight man/clown comedy routine, and proceeded to radio, broadway, film, and then television during their decades-long partnership. This fan website offers a host...