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Lou Costello

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The comedy duo Bud Abbot (left) and Lou Costello (right) c. 1942

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Louis Francis "Lou" Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959), known by the stage name Lou Costello, was an American actor and comedian best remembered for the comedy double act of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. Costello played a bumbling character. He was known for the catchphrases "Heeeeyyy, Abbott!" and "I'm a baaaaad boy!"

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  • Born: Louis Francis Cristillo March 6, 1906 Paterson, New Jersey, US
  • Died: March 3, 1959 (aged 52) Los Angeles, California, US
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian
  • Years active: 1926–1959
  • Spouse(s): Anne Battler (m. 1934; his death 1959)
  • Partner(s): Bud Abbott
  • Children: Paddy Costello-Humphreys (born 1936) Carole Costello (1938–1987) Lou Costello, Jr. (1942–1943) Christine Costello (born 1947)

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Playbill Vault’s Today in Theatre History: June 19
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1939 Lee and J. J. Shubert collaborate with Hellzapoppin creators Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson to present The Streets of Paris on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. The revue's stars include comedians Bobby Clark, Luella Gear, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Also in the cast is a young singer making ...

Abbott and Costello Estate Files Lawsuit Against Hand to God Use of Famed Comedy Routine
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The estate of the late, famed comedy team Bud Abbott and Lou Costello filed a lawsuit June 4 against Hand to God — Robert Askins' new play, which has been nominated for five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play — for its use of a segment of Abbott and Costello's ...

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He was the institutional memory for the movies at The Associated Press and a passage for the world to a Hollywood both longed for and long gone.

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