Philip Abbott

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Philip Abbott
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Abbott (1958)
Born March 21, 1923
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Died February 23, 1998(1998-02-23) (aged 74)
Tarzana, California
Cause of death
Cancer
Resting place
San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952–1998
Spouse(s) Jane Dufrayne

Philip Abbott (March 21, 1923 – February 23, 1998) was an American character actor of film and television and an occasional voice actor.

Background[edit]

A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Abbott was a secondary lead in several films of the 1950s and 1960s, including Miracle of the White Stallions (1963). He made more than one hundred guest appearances on various television series from 1952–1995, including NBC's Justice about the Legal Aid Society of New York and The Eleventh Hour, a medical drama about psychiatry. He appeared on the CBS anthology series Appointment with Adventure and The Lloyd Bridges Show. He made two guest appearances on Perry Mason: in 1961 he played journalist Edmond Aitken in "The Case of the Envious Editor," and in 1965 he played Harry Grant in "The Case of the Wrongful Writ." He guest starred on Jack Lord's ABC series, Stoney Burke, and in Dennis Weaver's NBC sitcom, Kentucky Jones, in the episode "The Music Kids Make".

Abbott is best remembered as Assistant Director Arthur Ward on the ABC series, The F.B.I., with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., in the starring role as Inspector Lewis Erskine.

Abbott died in 1998 of cancer in Tarzana, California. He is interred at the Roman Catholic San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Bachelor Party (1957) as Arnold (film debut)
  • The Invisible Boy (1957) as Dr. Tom Merrinoe, head of Stoneman Institute of Mathematics.
  • Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Dr. George Scudder
  • Those Calloways (1965) as Dell Fraser
  • Savannah Smiles (1982) as Chief Pruitt

Selected television appearances[edit]

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