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Philip Abbott Overview:

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 .

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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).

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Dr. Tom Merrinoe: As a matter of fact, I had an exceptionally full, stimulating if I may say so, usful day at the computer.


[last lines]
Robby the Robot: Pardon me, sir. My basic directive.
Dr. Tom Merrinoe: Have an apple, Timmie. - Robbie.


Dr. Bannerman: In certain intolerable situations, a man's unconscious mind can be the instrument of self-destruction.


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Studied at Fordham University and the Pasadena Playhouse, Abbott was a co-founder of Theatre West, a Los Angeles stage company. His work there included "The Web and the Rock," "O' Socrates," "Sonata for Rimbaud" and a critically acclaimed adaptation of Robert Frost's poem "Promises to Keep".

He served as the honorary mayor of Tarzana in the early 1970s, and served terms as the president and board chairman of the Los Angeles United Cerebral Palsy-Spastic Children's Foundation.

With actress/wife Jane Dufrayne, he had two sons, David and Nelson, and a daughter, Denise.

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