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Philip Abbott

  • Original Name Alexander
  • Birth 20 Mar 1924 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 23 Feb 1998 Tarzana, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Section "F", Tier 47, Grave 66
  • Memorial ID 7975

Actor. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he served in the United States Air Force during World War II and was awarded an Air Medal and three oak leaf clusters. After studying at Fordham University and the Pasadena Playhouse, he co-starred in the national touring company of Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story" (1950) and came to Hollywood in 1952. Although he made a handful of films, notably "The Bachelor Party" (1957) and "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962), Abbott spent practically his whole career in television, with guest spots in over 100 shows. The quiet authority he exuded pegged him for roles as doctors and executives. He is best known as 'Assistant Director Arthur Ward' in the long-running series "The F.B.I." (1965 to 1974). In his last film, "Starry Night" (1999), he appeared with his son, actor David Abbott.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Abbott (20 Mar 1924–23 Feb 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7975, citing San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .