Character actor, Philip Abbott, was born on Mar 21, 1923 in Lincoln, NE. Abbott appeared in over 120 film and TV roles. Abbott died at the age of 74 on Feb 23, 1998 in Tarzana, CA .
Philip Abbott attended Fordham University and studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. Abbott made his Broadway debut in January 1948 in Harvest of Years, and in 1950 co-starred in the national touring company of Detective Story. His most memorable roles include groom-to-be Arnold Craig in The Bachelor Party (film debut 1957), Dr. George Scudder in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), and his TV role as Assistant Director Arthur Ward in The FBI (1965 to 1974).(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Dr. Tom Merrinoe: ...simply an electronic adding-and-remembering machine... a completely accurate and lighning-fast idiot with a lead pencil.
Chance Wayne: George, George. You're the only grown man I know that still says "gee" and "golly" and "gosh."
Dr. George Scudder: Well, I'm not as sophisticated as you.
Dr. Tom Merrinoe: He's already ten years old, and he can't even play a decent game of chess.
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