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Throughout Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s 20-year run onstage, on the radio, in the movies, and on television, the duo waited patiently through tortured plot machinations and countless musical numbers in order to get to the store of old vaudeville routines that they knew how to perform better than almost anybody else on the circuit. By the time The Abbott And Costello Show debuted in 1952, the team had been a top draw in motion pictures for more than a decade, but were just about out of gas, as partners and as celebrities. They broke up in 1957 after »

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