Lou Costello Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: March 6, 1906 in Paterson, New Jersey
Died: March 3, 1959 in East Los Angeles, California
Biography | show moreshow less
With partner BUD ABBOTT (1895-1974), LOU COSTELLO (1906-1959) formed one of the greatest comedy teams in the history of show business. They mastered the straight man/clown relationship, creating a magical chemistry that took them from vaudeville and burlesque to radio, Broadway, film and television. The Abbott & Costello Show aired on radio on ABC from 1941 to 1946 and on NBC from 1946 to 1949. Abbott and Costello were also guest hosts of NBC's hour-long live variety show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, seven times between 1951 and 1954. Their "Who's on First?" routine is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Abbott and Costello split up in 1957 after troubles with the Internal Revenue Service left both men broke.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1997 American Masters (Other), 1996 Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star (Other), 2010 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (Other), 1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (Other), 1954 Screen Snapshots Series 33, No. 10: Hollywood Grows Up (Other), 1999 The Century: America's Time (Other), 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Performer), 1986 Classic Comedy Teams (Other), 1985 Into the Night (Other), 1984 The Great Standups (Other), 1959 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (Other), 2005 Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (Other), 1990 The Three Stooges 60th Anniversary Special (Other), 2011 Reagan (Other), 1979 The Horror Show (Other), 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (Performer), 1956 Dance with Me, Henry (Performer), 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (Performer), 1951 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (Performer), 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (Performer), 1949 Africa Screams (Performer), 1945 Here Come the Co-eds (Performer), 1943 Hit the Ice (Performer), 1941 Keep 'Em Flying (Performer), 1941 In the Navy (Performer), 1928 The Cossacks (Performer), 1927 The Taxi Dancer (Performer), 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (Producer), 1956-1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1951-1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1952 News of the Day (in person), 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (Performer), 1954 Fireman Save My Child (Performer), 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (Performer), 1948 Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (Performer), 1946 Little Giant (Performer), 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (Performer), 1944 In Society (Performer), 1943 It Ain't Hay (Performer), 1927 The Battle of the Century (Performer), 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent (Performer), 1955-1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1956 This Is Your Life (in person), 1944 Mail Call (in person), 2011 Eric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes (Other), 1996 Biography (Other), 2010 Muchachada nui (Other), 2009 Morecambe and Wise: The Show What Paul Merton Did (Other), 2006 The Story of Light Entertainment (Other), 1979 The Hollywood Clowns (Other), 1953 Gobs in a Mess (Other), 1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour (Other), 1954 Champs of the Chase (Other), 1949 Kitchen Mechanics (Other), 1994 Television's Christmas Classics (Other), 1943 The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' (Other), 1978 Funny Business (Other), 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Other), 1951-1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (Sound), 1991 Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (Other), 1992 Legends of Comedy (Other), 1991 When It Was a Game (Other), 1986 Horrible Horror (Other), 1965 Hollywood My Home Town (Other), 2008 Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge (Other), 2004 Back to the 1950s (Other), 1998 Classified X (Other), 1982 Showbiz Goes to War (Other), 1951 Knights of the Bath (Other), 1928 The Trail of '98 (Stunt work), 2008 The O'Reilly Factor (Other), 1994 Baseball (Other), 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Other), 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (Other), 1964 The Big Parade of Comedy (Other), 1948-1949 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (Other), 1999 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Other), 1995 Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special (Other), 1994 Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (Other), 1958 Wagon Train (Performer), 1957-1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (Performer), 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (Performer), 1952-1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (Performer), 1952 Lost in Alaska (Performer), 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk (Performer), 1948 Mexican Hayride (Performer), 1948 The Noose Hangs High (Performer), 1944 Lost in a Harem (Performer), 1942 Who Done It (Performer), 1942 Pardon My Sarong (Performer), 1942 Rio Rita (Performer), 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy (Performer), 1941 Hold That Ghost (Performer), 1941 Buck Privates (Performer), 1940 One Night in the Tropics (Performer), 1928 Circus Rookies (Performer), 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk (Producer), 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (Producer), 1948 The Noose Hangs High (Producer), 1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (Producer), 1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (Writer), 1957 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (in person), 1942 Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 6 (in person), 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain (Performer), 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (Performer), 1947 Buck Privates Come Home (Performer), 1946 The Time of Their Lives (Performer), 1945 The Naughty Nineties (Performer), 1928 Rose-Marie (Performer), 1927 The Fair Co-Ed (Performer), 1953 I'm the Law (Producer), 1942 Picture People No. 10: Hollywood at Home (in person), 1941 Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2 (in person), 1940 The Baer-Galento Bout (in person), 1958 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1998 Universal Horror (Other), 1984 Stooge Snapshots (Other), 1982 Simon & Simon (Other), 1965 Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (Other), 1978 Hey, Abbott! (Other), 1946 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 8: Looking Back (Other), 1960 Project XX (Other), 1952 Olympic Fund Telethon (in person), 1999 ABC 2000: The Millennium (Other), 1954 Oh, My Achin' Tooth! (Other), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (Other), 1949 Fun on the Run (Other), 1948 Oysters and Muscles (Other), 1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (Performer), 1958 The Lux Show (in person), 2010 Behind the Burly Q (Other), 1994 Entertaining the Troops (Other)
Theater Credits
Streets of Paris - Performer (June 19, 1939 - February 10, 1940)

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