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Hermann Kosterlitz | Herman Kosterlitz | Hermann Kösterlitz
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Robert Taylor
] Really easy to work with, and a wonderful gentleman. The only trouble with him was he couldn't give up smoking, and he killed himself. He was warned that if he didn't give up smoking--he tried and tried, and told me the old joke of Mark Twain
, about how giving up smoking was easy; Mark Twain had done it twice a week. Well, Robert Taylor tried twice a week, and finally gave up ...
He discovered Bud Abbott
and Lou Costello
working at a nightclub in New York. He returned to Hollywood and convinced Universal to hire them. Their first picture, which featured the "Who's on First" routine, was One Night in the Tropics
(1940). The female lead in that picture was Peggy Moran
, who would later marry Koster. At the time they did not know each other.