Lou Costello Overview:

Legendary actor, Lou Costello, was born Louis Francis Cristillo on Mar 6, 1906 in Paterson, NJ. Costello died at the age of 53 on Mar 3, 1959 in East Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television, Motion Pictures and Radio. Lou Costello's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #61 on Dec 8, 1941. In addition, Costello was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1991. Costello was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

Abbott e Costello ?s voltas com fantasmas / Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948)

By L? on Sep 23, 2015 From Critica Retro

Abbott e Costello ?s voltas com fantasmas / Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948) Os tempos mudam, as d?cadas passam, o cinema se modifica, mas h? algo que nunca para de provocar riso: a com?dia f?sica. Desde os prim?rdios do cinema, ela estava l?. Max Linder, Mabel Normand, ... Read full article


Who did Abbott and Costello Meet?

By minooallen on Aug 28, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Who did Abbott and Costello Meet? No, it’s not a trick question. And believe it or not it has nothing to do with baseball. Starting in 1948, the comedy team of Abbott and Costello began to take their proven comedic formula in an interesting direction when the pair decided to ‘meet’... Read full article


The Chaney Blogathon: Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 18, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“You don’t understand. Every night when the moon is full, I turn into a wolf.” -Larry Talbot “You and twenty million other guys.” -Wilbur Grey Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948) — the perfect mix of horror, pathos, intrigue?and downright sillines... Read full article


Memorial Bracelet for His Son, Tuesday Flashback Feature, Abbott & Costello

By ImagineMDD on Dec 15, 2009 From Pop Culture ImagineMDD

This is part of my Tuesday Flashback Feature. We reminisce about classic TV shows usually from the 1950s-70s where gemstones or pieces of jewelry featured prominently in the storylines. Once in a while, as today, I'll feature something about a real-life piece of jewelry. Information is as accurat... Read full article


Abbott e Costello ?s voltas com fantasmas / Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Abbott e Costello ?s voltas com fantasmas / Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948) Os tempos mudam, as d?cadas passam, o cinema se modifica, mas h? algo que nunca para de provocar riso: a com?dia f?sica. Desde os prim?rdios do cinema, ela estava l?. Max Linder, Mabel Normand, ... Read full article


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Lou Costello Quotes:

Buzz Kurtis: You can't sleep?
Abercrombie: No.
Buzz Kurtis: I've got just the thing for you. Don't go away.
[He leaves the room]
Buzz Kurtis: [returning with a phonograph record] Well, pal, here it is.
Abercrombie: What do you got there?
Buzz Kurtis: [reading the label] 'Go To Sleep with Dr. Caswell Snide.'
Abercrombie: Oh, no! I wanna sleep alone!


Costello: He's gonna make a wonderful husband.
Abbott: You don't even know what a husband is.
Costello: A husband is what's left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed.


Melody Allen: Here's a horse pistol.
[Gives him the gun. Horatio turns to the horse behind him]
Horatio Prim: Here, this is for you.


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Founded the Television Corporation of America production company which produced "The Abbott and Costello Show" (1952) and "I'm the Law" (1953).

He and partner Bud Abbott were inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2008 for their services and contributions to arts and entertainment.

1959: He was set to star in the comedy series "It Pays to Be Ignorant", but died before production began.

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