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Lou Costello (I) (1906–1959)


Born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Lou Costello dropped out of high school and headed west to break into the movies. He got a job as a carpenter at MGM and Warners. He went from there to stuntman and then to vaudeville as a comic. In 1931, while working in Brooklyn, his straight man became ill and the theater cashier, Bud Abbott, filled in ... See full bio »

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 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Artie Pinsetter
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Tobias Jones
- The Tobias Jones Story (1958) ... Tobias Jones
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Neal Andrews
- Blaze of Glory (1958) ... Neal Andrews
 1957-1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Comedian-Drill Sergeant / Comedian-Charlie Carwash / Comedian-Con Artist / ...
- Episode #3.34 (1958) ... Comedian-Drill Sergeant
- Episode #3.24 (1958) ... Comedian-Charlie Carwash
- Episode #3.13 (1957) ... Comedian-Con Artist
- Episode #2.36 (1957)
- Episode #2.23 (1957) ... Comedian-Telephone Call
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry
Lou Henry
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Freddie Franklin
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Man in Long Shots (uncredited)
 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill
 1952 Lost in Alaska
George Bell
 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack / Jack Strong (as Costello)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Wilbert Smith
 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (Short documentary)
Lou Costello
 1942 Who Done It?
Mervin Q. Milgrim / Voice of Himself on Radio
 1942 Rio Rita
'Wishy'
 1928 The Cossacks
Extra (uncredited)
 1928 Circus Rookies
Extra (uncredited)
 1928 Rose-Marie
Extra (uncredited)
 1927 The Battle of the Century (Short)
Boxing Hall extra (uncredited)
 1927 The Fair Co-Ed
Extra (uncredited)
 1927 The Taxi Dancer
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (64 credits)

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Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Abbott & Costello | Abbott and Costello | Costello | Lou Cristillo | Sebastian Cristillo

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Comics are a dime a dozen - good straight men are hard to find! See more »

Trivia:

The performance of "Who's on First?" in the film The Naughty Nineties (1945) is considered the quintessential version of the routine, and the clip is enshrined in a looped video at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. If you listen carefully, you can hear laughter in the background. It was the crew, whom the director could not get to stop laughing during repeated takes of the ... See more »

Trademark:

Master of early pratfall techniques See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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