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About Lou Costello
Lou Costello was a very renowned comedian and actor who hailed from the United States. He worked extensively alongside fellow comedian Bud Abbott. And the two became notable for their comedy routine dubbed "Who's on First?"
In 1928 he was recruited as a stuntman in the drama film “The Trail of '98”. He and Abbott began to work as a duo in the mid 1930s. They got signed by the William Morris Agency. Their popularity after signing with the said agency increased. They went on to appear on a number of popular shows including the radio variety show “The Kate Smith Hour”.
The duo made their film debut in 1940, in the comedy film titled “One Night in the Tropics”. They rose to stardom after appearing in “Buck Privates”, a year later. They went on to appear in many more on-screen works. Some of the very popular ones include 1941’s “Hold That Ghost” and 1942’s “Pardon My Sarong”.
His father was an Italian named Sebastiano Cristillo. His mother, Helen Rege, was an American with Italian, Irish and French ancestry. His brother Anthony, was a professional musician. Pat Costello, his other brother, was an actor. He had a sister named Marie Cristillo.
In 1934 he tied the knot with a popular dancer named Anne Battler. They gave birth to three daughters named Patricia, Carole and Christine. He had a son Lou Jr., who died as an infant through drowning.
The comedian experienced a heart attack, which led to his demise in March 1959.
He was born as Louis Francis Cristillo.
Costello and Abbot were some of the highest paid acts during their peak days.
Prior to becoming a star, he took up jobs, including being a laborer, at the media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
During his youth Costello engaged in sporting activities and was highly regarded as a talented athlete. He excelled as a basketball player and was also involved in boxing.
One of his biggest role models in the comic business was Charlie Chaplin.
In 1942 he and Abbott started their own comedy show titled “The Abbott and Costello Show”.
According to the late comedian, the inspiration behind his stage name came from Helene Costello, who was a noted American stage and film actress.
He was just 3 days shy of turning 53 before he died.
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F.A.Q. about Lou Costello
When is his birthday?
Lou Costello's birthday is on March 6, 1906.
In how many days is his birthday?
Lou's birthday is in 93 days
How old was Lou when he died?
He was 52 years old.
When did he die?
He died in March 3, 1959.
How old would he be today?
Lou Costello would be 117 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Lou from?
He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S..