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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 às voltas com fantasmas / Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948)

By Lê on Sep 23, 2015 From Critica Retro

Abbott e Costello às voltas com fantasmas / Bud Abbott and Meet Frankenstein (1948) Os tempos mudam, as décadas passam, o cinema se modifica, mas há algo que nunca para de provocar riso: a comédia física. Desde os primórdios do cinema, ela estava lá. 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


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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!


Joan Raymond: Oh Wilbur, can't we both come along too?
Wilbur Grey: Yes, mon amour.
Wilbur Grey: That's Spanish.
Chick Young: That's French.
Wilbur Grey: How do you like that, I speak French too.


[after seeing a goat]
Wilbert: Funny-looking dog.


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Was to have starred in a film based on the life of former New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. The project was still in the talking stages at the time of his death.

He had always suspected Universal Pictures of cheating him and partner Bud Abbott out of some of the profits of their pictures, but he could never prove it (that was one reason he didn't feel guilty about taking home expensive props from the sets of films he was shooting at Universal). One day his manager stopped into a photo supply store in Hollywood to buy some film for his camera and noticed a display that was selling 8mm film clips from films featuring Abbott & Costello that he had never heard of. Upon further investigation, he discovered that Universal was lifting scenes from A&C's early films, retitling them, selling them for the then burgeoning home 8mm market and not paying Abbott & Costello anything, which was in clear violation of its contracts with them. The team sued Universal and received a hefty out-of-court settlement.

He had only one starring role in a feature film without Bud Abbott, The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959). He died before it was released.

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