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[on working with Bud Abbott
and Lou Costello
] The minute a scene was done, instead of studying the next scene as any actor would, they ran to a little card table they had set up and the two of them played poker. Can you imagine TWO people playing poker? And everyone would sit around and watch them, the two worst poker players in the world. They would always play draw poker and Bud would always ...
His wife was Polly Rose, sister of legendary Broadway producer Billy Rose
. At the time of his death (February 10, 1966) Billy Rose was the largest individual stockholder in AT&T, had two surviving sisters and no wife or children. Rose left his vast holding in AT&T to his sister, Polly. To the other sister he left $10,000. The week after his death, Gottlieb purchased his first Rolls-Royce.