Bud Thompson

Bud Thompson



Bud Thompson (1913-1959) was an American actor best known for his comedic roles in film and television. He began his career in vaudeville and theater before moving to Hollywood in the late 1930s.

Thompson was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1913. As a young man, he was determined to become an actor and he studied at the Cleveland Playhouse and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1933 he moved to New York City to pursue his dream of acting professionally. He began his career in vaudeville and theater, performing in various plays and musicals.

In 1937, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in film. His first role was in the classic screwball comedy Nothing Sacred in 1937, opposite Carole Lombard and Fredric March. He followed this with a comedic role in the musical comedy Too Many Girls (1940), with Lucille Ball and Ann Miller. He also appeared in several other comedies, including I Married an Angel (1942) and High Society (1955).

Thompson was also active in television, appearing in various shows such as The Jack Benny Program, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, and The Red Skelton Show. He also had a recurring role as Mr. Biddle on the popular sitcom I Love Lucy.

Thompson passed away in 1959 at the age of 46 due to complications from a heart attack. He left behind a legacy of comedic performances that continue to entertain audiences to this day. He was an accomplished and beloved actor who made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

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