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Overview for Lou Costello
Lou Costello

Lou Costello


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3 Nights in... What could have been? What might have been? Reunions can be exciting,... more info $14.95was $26.95 Buy Now

The Best of... 3 great films & 3 documentaries in one hilarious collection! Actors: Bud Abbott,... more info $23.95was $29.98 Buy Now

The 30 Foot... Lou Costello, Dorothy Provine. In his only starring film without Bud Abbott-and... more info $17.95was $20.95 Buy Now

One Touch of... Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes. This live TV production of the classic... more info $22.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Africa... In Abbott & Costello: Africa Screams, the boys are a pair of booksellers who... more info $5.95was $3.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: March 3, 1959
Born: March 6, 1906 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Paterson, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


"The great success of Abbott and Costello was attributed by the critics to their old-fashioned knock-about style, combined with a modern toughness of talk. Abbott was the lean and hawk-eyed wise guy, the sharp-shooter who always got the last word; Costello the good-natured dimwit who always got it in the neck--except when the worm occasionally turned. The average viewer never analyzed them--he just laughed." --From his March 4, 1959 The New York Times obituary.

A gold record of Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First?" routine is displayed at The Baseball Hall of Fame.

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