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Lou Costello Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LOU COSTELLO
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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