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Also Known As: Died: March 3, 1959
Born: March 6, 1906 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Paterson, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Worked in a haberdashery, a slaughterhouse and the prize ring before he met William 'Bud' Abbott while working as a $40-a-week comic in burlesque; Abbott a last-second substitute one night for Costello's indisposed straight man
1931:
Joined with Bud Abbott in Brooklyn
1938:
First radio performance (as Abbott and Costello) on the Kate Smith program
1939:
Broadway acting debut in revue, "Streets of Paris", alonside Carmen Miranda
1940:
Film debut with Abbott in comic supporting roles, "One Night in the Tropics"
1940:
First starring roles for the duo, "Buck Privates", for Universal Studios
1941:
Abbott and Costello consistently voted among the top ten box office stars by motion picture exhibitors
1946:
Unsuccessfully attempted to work separately within the same film, "The Little Giant"
1948:
Flagging popularity revived with "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein"; film initiated a series of onscreen encounters with other monsters
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Team appeared in 52 episodes of half-hour TV series, "The Abbott and Costello Show", reprising most of their comic routines
1955:
Ended association with Universal after "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy"
1956:
Their most famous comic routine, "Who's on First?", placed on permanent display at the National Baseball Fall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, NY, in the form of a gold record and a framed copy of the text
1956:
Last film with Abbott, "Dance with Me, Henry"
1957:
Ended partnership with Bud Abbott
1959:
Made one solo film appearance (also his last), "The Thirty Foot Bride of Candy Rock"

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