Bud Abbott Net Worth
Bud Abbott net worth: Bud Abbott was an American actor who had a net worth equal to $60 million at the time of his death in 1974 (after adjusting for inflation). Bud Abbott was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey in October 1897 and passed away in April 1974. He was best known for being one half of the film comedy act Abbott and Costello where he played the straight man to Lou Costello. Their movies grossed more than $120 million at the box office and the duo reportedly earned around $25 million from their work (adjusting for inflation). Abbott was born into a show business family and worked in box offices of theaters before he became a comedian and producer of burlesque shows on Broadway. He formally teamed up with Costello in 1935 and their best known routine would be "Who's on First?". Abbott and Costello made 36 films and were among the world's most popular entertainers during World War II. They launched a radio show in 1942 followed by a live television series. The pair split up after their contract was terminated in 1955 and Costello passed away in 1959. Abbott attempted to find new partners but did not have as much luck. He was declared the best straight man in the comedy business by Groucho Marx. Abbott received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Picture, Television, and Radio. Bud Abbott passed away on April 2, 1974 at 76 years old.