John Abbott (actor)
John Albert Chamberlain Kefford was an English character actor professionally known as John Abbott. His memorable roles include the invalid Frederick Fairlie in the 1948 film The Woman in White and the pacifist Ayelborne in the Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy", he played Sesmar on an episode of Lost in Space, "The Dream Monster", in 1966. Abbott was known as a Shakespearean actor. Abbott was born in the district of Stepney in London on 5 June 1905, he had two siblings: a sister, Ivy Skeates of Cambridge, a brother, Harold Kefford. In 1934 he began his career in show business when he made his professional stage debut in a revival of Dryden's Aureng-zebe with Sybil Thorndike, he joined the Old Vic Company and appeared in Shakespearean roles, including Claudius in a production of Hamlet at Elsinore Castle in Denmark with Laurence Olivier, Vivian Leigh and Alec Guinness. His first Broadway role was that of Count Mancini in He Who Gets Slapped in 1946, he appeared on Broadway in Monserrat and The Waltz of the Toreadors.
He made his film debut in Mademoiselle Docteur in 1937 and went on to act in scores of films in the next 30 years. Among his film credits are Mission to Moscow, Jane Eyre, A Thousand and One Nights and The Greatest Story Ever Told, his television appearances in that time were more numerous, beginning with pioneering broadcasts by the BBC before the Second World War. In the early days of the Second World War, Abbott worked at the British Embassy in Moscow; when the time came to leave, he had to go by way of the United States. While in the U. S. he ended up living there for the rest of his life. On American television between the 1950s and 1970s, Abbott had roles on a wide variety of series such as Kraft Television Theatre, Studio 57, Matinee Theatre, Thriller, Star Trek, Iron Horse, Bewitched. Although he was blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s, a producer who wanted to hire him succeeded in getting the actor removed from the list. In his final years, Abbott taught acting to students free of charge.
Abbott died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from natural causes on 24 May 1996 at the age of 90. List of actors who have appeared in multiple Best Picture Academy Award winners John Abbott on IMDb John Abbott at the Internet Broadway Database John Abbott at Memory Alpha John Abbott at Find a Grave
John Abbott (The Young and the Restless)
John Abbott is a fictional character from the American CBS Daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless. He is the patriarch of the Abbotts, one of the core families introduced to the series in 1980. After a brief portrayal by Brett Halsey, the role is portrayed by Jerry Douglas. After the character's onscreen death, Douglas has continued in the role as a hallucination to various other characters. John's children are Jack, Traci and Billy Abbott; the role was originated by Brett Halsey in 1980 for a year. Jerry Douglas took over the role in March 1982; when John died in 2006, Douglas was only out of work for a few months. Maria Arena Bell, the head writer for the series, brought him back as a recurring guest star on September 1, 2006. Since John's death, Douglas has portrayed the role of John Abbott's spirit, he appears to his children and friends in times of great need. In 2008, Douglas portrayed the role of Alistair Wallingford on the series for three months. Following Alistair's departure, Douglas still returns on occasion as Jack's inner conscience.
He has appeared to Ashley on occasion. In 1980, John Abbott was introduced as the founder of Jabot Cosmetics, he went to high school with his first wife, Dina Mergeron, as well as other prominent Genoa City residents: Stuart Brooks, Neil Fenmore, Katherine Shepherd, Joanna Manning, Gary Reynolds, Suzanne Lynch, who Ashley's middle name came from. In 1972, Dina left John to raise their three children: Jack and Traci, with their maid, Mamie Johnson, helping. Ashley discovered in 1982 that Dina had been unfaithful and that Brent Davis was her biological father. Jack graduated from Harvard University and, along with Ashley, who graduated from Colorado State University, prepared to one day take over their family company. Traci became a best-selling novelist. John continued to run Jabot, but he butted heads with Jack over business deals. By the early 1980s, John began dating the much younger Jill Foster, but Jack tried to convince his father to stay away from her given her past marriages to Phillip Chancellor II and Stuart Brooks.
Yet, Jack ended up having an affair with Jill, when John found them she wanted to end their relationship. Jack decided to stay away from Jill, who in turn launched a sexual harassment lawsuit where she was awarded $10,000. By 1982, John and Jill reunite and marry despite Jack and Katherine's pleas against it. Mamie Johnson tried to keep an eye on Jill, who began another affair with Jack despite his romances with Diane Jenkins and his marriage to Patty Williams. Katherine obtained pictures of Jill with Jack. Upon seeing the photos, John had a stroke. In 1986, John and Jill divorced, John fired Jack and threw him out of his house. Jill received 25% of Jabot Cosmetics, a seat on the board of directors, a cushy executive position with Jabot at $150,000 a year. With this huge settlement and Jack hoped that Jill would stay quiet in order to protect Jabot's image. John replaced Jack at the company with Traci's new husband Brad Carlton an Abbott gardener. After his divorce from Jill, he began seeing Joanna Manning, a high school friend and Lauren Fenmore's mother.
He soon moved on to the director of Ellen Winters. John's relationship with Ellen was the first interracial relationship on The Young and the Restless. John put his love life on hold, he found her in a mental institution in New York, she had amnesia. Thankfully, she recovered, John brought her back home to Genoa City. Brad quit his job, John was forced to hire Jack again. John became involved with Jessica Blair Grainger. Jessica was Christine Blair's mother, who had returned to town. Jessica was diagnosed with AIDS, she tried to move back to Kansas City, but she collapsed during her travels. Christine discovered her illness, she told John. Undeterred, the couple still married in 1988 until Jim Grainger, came to town. John nobly ended the marriage in 1989, Jessica and Christine reunited as a family. Jessica died that year with her loved ones, including John, at her bedside. Jack decided to take Jabot public, Victor Newman took over the company. John's shock over this news caused him to have another heart attack.
Jack tried to bring Jabot back by ending his romance with Victor's ex-wife Nikki Newman and in turn, Victor would let the Abbotts regain control of Jabot. However, Victor had tricked Jack and he remained in control of Jabot. Out of spite, Jack married Nikki. Victor had managed a short time afterwards to have a romance with John's ex-wife Jill. Jill and John reunited when she was rejected by Victor Newman, they remarried in 1993, Jill wanted to have a baby. Still, John complained, she managed to get pregnant. John wanted Jill to have an abortion. Thus, William Foster Abbott was born in 1993. John thought that Victor might be Billy's father, but when he found out that Billy was his biological son, he grew to love him. Jill had an affair with Jed Sanders due to John's impotence; as Jill and John separated, John's first wife, returned to Genoa City and John began romancing her again. John proposed and filed a divorce from Jill. Stress from the divorce and the custody battle over Billy gave John a stroke, but he recovered.
Dina left Genoa City again much to John, Jack and Traci's surprise. John won custody of Billy and moved to New York whe
John Abbot (entomologist)
John Abbot was an American naturalist and artist. He was the first artist in the New World to create an extensive series of insect drawings and to show insects in all stages of development. In addition to more than 3000 insect illustrations, he produced drawings of birds and plants. To facilitate his work he collected a great number of insects and reared thousands more, he was considered one of the best insect illustrators of his era and his art and insect collections were sold to an eager market in London. By his own recollection, Abbot was born on June 1, 1751 but parish records indicate his birthday on May 31, he was the eldest son of James Abbot, a successful attorney, Ann Abbot. He grew up in a fashionable London neighborhood and spent part of his time at his family's country house, he showed an early interest in collecting and drawing. Abbot studied art with Jacob Bonneau and his first known entomological paintings were created in 1766. Abbot's technique improved and in a few years he was producing some of the best entomological illustrations of the eighteenth-century.
The Russian naturalist Andrey Avinoff, an accomplished artist himself, described Abbot's work as "among the masterpieces of entomological portraiture". Sometime after 1767, Bonneau used his connections to introduce his talented student to Dru Drury, a wealthy naturalist and owner of one of the best insect collections in England. Drury gave Abbot access to his collection and introduced him to other prominent entomologists and naturalists in London. Drury and other members of the Royal Society recognized his talent as an illustrator and encouraged him to go to America to collect insects. Abbot settled on Virginia as his destination, he made arrangements with Thomas Martyn and John Francillon, both naturalists and dealers in natural history collections, to purchase whatever specimens he might ship back to London. Abbot set sail for Jamestown in July 1773. On the voyage he befriended the Goodall family from Virginia and agreed to stay with them at their plantation in Hanover County, he started collecting insects on arrival but his first few years were difficult.
The diversity and number of insects in Virginia did not meet his expectations and two of his first three shipments back to London were lost at sea. In addition, politics in Virginia were becoming divisive as revolution approached. Abbot considered returning to London and Drury encouraged him to travel to Surinam. Instead he decided to join members of the Goodall family and head down to Georgia where he hoped to avoid the upcoming war and find better opportunities for collecting specimens. Abbot left Virginia in December 1775; when he arrived in Georgia, he again stayed with the Goodall family in a log cabin constructed about 100 miles south of Augusta. Although he had hoped to escape the war, hostilities broke out as soon as he had settled in Georgia. Abbot served with the Continental Army as a private in the 3rd Georgia Regiment; as a veteran after the war he was granted 575 acres of land. At some point, Abbot married Penelope Warren and they had one son, John Abbot Jr. in 1779. Abbot became a successful planter and lived with his family in a large and comfortable house in Burke County.
He continued his work as a naturalist, exploring the Ogeechee and Savannah River basins as well as the coastal area near the port of Savannah. His insect collections and watercolor illustrations were in great demand. In 1797, The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia... Collected from the Observations of Mr. John Abbot was edited by James Edward Smith and published in two volumes, it was the first major work on North American insects and contained 104 etchings of watercolors of species that Abbot had collected. Abbot had a change of fortune around 1795; the details are unknown but by 1806 he was living with his son in Savannah and teaching school to supplement his income. However, he continued his work as a naturalist with a new focus on birds. In the early 1790s he became interested in ornithology and completed more than 1,300 bird illustrations in his lifetime, he collaborated with ornithologist Alexander Wilson and the two of them exchanged a good deal of data on birds.
In 1818 Abbot moved to Bulloch County where he continued to work for the rest of his life. As he grew older both his vision and hearing were impaired, his last known shipment of insects occurred in 1836. He died sometime in 1840 or early 1841, he produced thousands of insect illustrations, as well as several sets of bird illustrations. The majority are preserved in the Natural History Museum, the British Museum and Houghton Library at Harvard University. Other repositories of his drawings include Johns Hopkins University, University of South Carolina, Emory University, the Alexander Turnbull Library; some have been dispersed following various auctions. The bird and insect specimens that he collected were sent to Britain and Europe, but a certain number were lost at sea, which discouraged him, he nonetheless continued to collect and paint specimens until at least 1835. The only publication to bear his name was The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia, whose primary author was James Edward Smith.
It included 104 plates that were reproduced from original drawings by John Abbot, which are now preserved at Johns Hopkins University. Abbot provided most of the observations published in the book. First appearing in 1797, new copies of the book were issued for thirty years. From 1829 to 1837, renowned French entomologist Jean Baptiste Boisduval and
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
John Stevens Cabot Abbott, an American historian and pedagogical writer, was born in Brunswick, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He was a brother of Jacob Abbott, was associated with him in the management of Abbott's Institute, New York City, in the preparation of his series of brief historical biographies. Dr. Abbott graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825, prepared for the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary, between 1830 and 1844, when he retired from the ministry in the Congregational Church, preached successively at Worcester and Nantucket, all in Massachusetts. Owing to the success of a little work, The Mother at Home, he devoted himself, from 1844 onwards, to literature, he was a voluminous writer of books on Christian ethics, of popular histories, which were credited with cultivating a popular interest in history. He is best known as the author of the popular History of Napoleon Bonaparte, in which the various elements and episodes in Napoleon's career are described. Abbott takes a favourable view towards his subject throughout.
Among his principal works are: History of the Civil War in America, The History of Frederick II, Called Frederick the Great. He did a forward to a book called Life of Boone by W. M. Bogart, about Daniel Boone in 1876. In general, except that he did not write juvenile fiction, his work in subject and style resembles that of his brother, Jacob Abbott. On August 17, 1830 he married daughter of Abner Bourne and Abagail Williams. John and Jane had issue: John Brown Abbott Jane Maria Abbott Waldo Abbott Harriet Vaughan Abbott Ellen Williams Abbott Laura Sallucia Abbott Elizabeth Ballister Abbott Emma Susan Abbott Gorham Dummer Abbott As a part of the 1872 Iwakura Mission Mr. Abbott was given guardianship of Shige Nagai, a Japanese girl sent to the United States to be educated. John Stevens Cabot Abbott died at Connecticut. In 1910, a series of twenty short biographies of historical characters by J. S. C. and Jacob Abbott, was published. Their brother, Gorham Dummer Abbott, was an author. Abbott's grandson, Willis Abbott, was a Christian Scientist and an editor of the Christian Science Monitor.
The Child At Home The Mother At Home The Path of Peace The School-Boy The history of Christianity: consisting of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth: the adventures of Paul and the apostles and the most interesting events in the progress of Christianity from the earliest period to the present time The History of Napoleon Bonaparte The French Revolution of 1789 The History of the Civil War in America Prussia and the Franco-Prussian War The History of The State of Ohio" Published after 1850 in the series Illustrated History, with other titles by his brother Jacob Abbott. Reissued in the Famous Characters of History series, in the 1904 series Makers of History: Cortez Henry IV Louis XIV King Philip, war chief of the Wampanoag people Madame Roland Marie Antoinette: Makers of History Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte Hortense, daughter of Josephine Louis Philippe, the last king to rule France, although Emperor Napoleon III would serve as its last monarch.
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Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, was a Canadian lawyer and politician, who served as the third prime minister of Canada, in office from 1891 to 1892. He held office as the leader of the Conservative Party. Abbott was born in, Quebec, he studied law at McGill University and became one of Montreal's best-known lawyers returning to McGill as a professor of law and earning a Doctor of Civil Law degree. He was best known for his successful defence of the perpetrators of the St. Albans Raid. Abbott involved himself in politics from a young age, signing the Montreal Annexation Manifesto in 1849 – which he regretted – and winning election to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1860. In the lead-up to Confederation he was a prominent advocate for the rights of English-speaking Quebecers. In the 1867 federal election, Abbott was elected to the new House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Conservative Party. A telegram leaked from his office played a key part in the Pacific Scandal of 1873, which led to the downfall of John A. Macdonald's first government.
Abbott was appointed to the Senate in 1887, in order to become Leader of the Government in the Senate. He became prime minister in June 1891 following Macdonald's death in office. Abbott was 70 years old at the time, served only until November 1892 when he retired due to ill health, he died the following year. Abbott was born in Lower Canada, to Harriet and the Rev. Joseph Abbott. In 1849, Abbott married Mary Martha Bethune, a relative of Dr. Norman Bethune, a daughter of Anglican clergyman and McGill acting president John Bethune, a granddaughter of the Presbyterian minister John Bethune; the couple had four daughters, many of whom died without descendants. Their eldest surviving son, William Abbott, married the daughter of Colonel John Hamilton Gray, a Father of Confederation and Premier of Prince Edward Island; the direct descendants of Abbott and Hamilton Gray include John Kimble Hamilton Abbott, a political commentator and lobbyist and a WWII Royal Canadian Airforce pilot in the infamous "Demon Squadron".
Abbott was the great-grandfather of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer and the first cousin of Maude Abbott, one of Canada's earliest female medical graduates and an expert on congenital heart disease. Abbott graduated as a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill College in Montreal in 1847, while in the same year was initiated in the St. Paul's Masonic Lodge, No. 374, E. R. in Montreal. In 1867, he graduated as a Doctor of Civil Law. Most of his legal practice was in corporate law. Abbott argued that the Confederates were belligerents rather than criminals and therefore should not be extradited; the episode brought Canadian-American tensions close to armed conflict. Abbott was viewed as the most successful lawyer in Canada for many years, as measured by professional income, he began lecturing in commercial and criminal law at McGill in 1853, in 1855 he became a professor and dean of its Faculty of Law, where Wilfrid Laurier, a future prime minister of Canada, was among his students. He continued in this position until 1880.
In 1862, he was made Queen's Counsel. Upon his retirement, McGill named him emeritus professor, in 1881 appointed him to its Board of Governors. In 1849, he signed the Montreal Annexation Manifesto calling for Canada to join the United States, an action which he regretted as a youthful error, he joined the Loyal Orange Lodge of British North America, well known as a pro-British organization. Abbott first ran for Canada's Legislative Assembly in 1857 in the Argenteuil district, northwest of Montreal. Defeated, he challenged the election results on the grounds of voting list irregularities and was awarded the seat in 1860, he served as solicitor general for Lower Canada representing the liberal administration of John Macdonald and Louis Sicotte, from 1862 until 1863. He reluctantly supported Canada's confederation, fearing the reduction of the political power of Lower Canada's English-speaking minority. In 1865, he converted to a conservative, his proposal to protect the electoral borders of 12 English Quebec constituencies was incorporated into the British North America Act 1867.
Abbott was elected to the House of Commons in 1867 as member for Argenteuil. He was removed from his seat by petition in 1874 following his involvement in the Pacific Scandal, he narrowly lost the 1878 election won in February 1880, only to have his victory declared void because of bribery allegations. He was, subsequently elected in a by-election in August 1881. In 1887, Macdonald appointed him to the Senate, he served as Leader of the Government in the Senate from May 12, 1887 to October 30, 1893 and as Minister without Portfolio in Macdonald's cabinet. He served two one-year terms as mayor of Montreal from 1887 to 1889. Abbott was involved in the promotion of several railway projects, including the Canadian Pacific Railway, he worked to arrange financing for the first Canada Pacific Railway syndicate. As legal advisor to its main financier, Sir Hugh Allan, Abbott was the recipient of the infamous telegram from Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald during the 1872 Canadian federal election campaign which read "I must have anot
John White Abbott
John White Abbott was an English surgeon and apothecary in Exeter, remembered as a keen amateur painter in both watercolour and oils. His watercolours are close in style to those of Francis Towne. Abbott was born on 13 May 1763 at Cowick near Devon, he came from a wealthy family, which owned many estates in Exeter, one of which he inherited in 1825. By profession a surgeon and apothecary, he was a keen amateur painter in oils, he studied in Exeter with Francis Towne, to whom he was a friend and patron, his watercolour style was based on Towne's. His watercolours were landscapes, for which he toured to the Lake District, but in oil he did history paintings. After inheriting an estate at the age of 62, he retired there, was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Devonshire in 1831. Abbott exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1795 and 1805, his oil paintings were once well known but the great bulk of his work was landscape watercolours. He had a series of etchings of his paintings created, nearly complete at the time of his death.
He made a sketching tour to Scotland and the Lake District in 1791. It seems that Abbott never sold any of his paintings, most of his works were retained by his family until well into the 20th century. Despite this, in his lifetime he was better known than his teacher, Francis Towne, some of whose Italian views he copied. Andrew Wilton & Anne Lyles, The Great Age of British Watercolours, 1750–1880, 1993, Prestel, ISBN 3791312545