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Lou Costello

Film Producer / Stunt Performer | * 03/06/1906 († 52, 03/03/1959) | Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Louis Francis Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959), professionally known as Lou Costello, was an American actor, best known for his film comedy double act with straight man Bud Abbott and their comedy routine "Who's on First?" The comedians, who teamed up in burlesque in 1936, were among the most popular and highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. In 1942 they sold $85 million in war bonds in 35 days. By 1955 their popularity waned due to overexposure and their film and television contracts lapsed. The partnership ended soon afterwards. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Horror

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Awards & Nominations for Lou Costello

New Jersey Hall of Fame

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Movies with Lou Costello as Actor(50)

as Self (Archive Footage)1994 Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Character in Film Clips (archive footage)1965 The World of Abbott and Costello
as Artie Pinsetter1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
as Lou Henry1956 Dance With Me, Henry
as Freddie Franklin1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
as George Bell1952 Lost in Alaska
as Jack / Jack Strong1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
as Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
as Wilbert Smith1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
as Stanley Livington1949 Africa Screams
as Homer Hinchcliffe1948 The Noose Hangs High
as Joe Bascom / Harry Fish1948 Mexican Hayride
as Herbie Brown1947 Buck Privates Come Home
as Chester Wooley1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
as Benny Miller1946 Little Giant
as Horatio Prim1946 The Time of Their Lives
as Oliver Quackenbush1945 Here Come the Co-eds
as Sebastian Dinwiddle1945 The Naughty Nineties
as Harvey Garvey1944 Lost in a Harem
as Albert Mansfield1944 In Society
as Weejie 'Tubby' McCoy1943 Hit the Ice
as Wilbur Hoolihan1943 It Ain't Hay
as Willoughby1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
as Mervin Q. Milgrim1942 Who Done It?
as Wishy1942 Rio Rita
as Wellington Pflug, aka Moola1942 Pardon My Sarong
as Heathcliff1941 Keep 'Em Flying
as Ferdinand Jones1941 Hold That Ghost
as Herbie Brown1941 Buck Privates
as Pomeroy Watson1941 In the Navy
as Costello1940 One Night in the Tropics
as Extra (uncredited)1928 The Cossacks
as Boxing Hall extra (uncredited)1927 The Battle of the Century

TV Shows/Series with Lou Costello as Actor(6)


Full Name: Lou Costello
Born: Tuesday, 03/06 1906 (March) in Paterson
Died: Tuesday, 03/03 1959 (March) in Los Angeles (aged: 52)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Other names for Lou Costello (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Louis Francis Cristillo"
"Lou Cristillo"
"Sebastian Cristillo"
Lou Costello frequently works together with these people:
Bud Abbott (51x, Actor)
George Robinson (10x, Crew)
Charles Barton (9x, Crew)
Charles Lamont (9x, Crew)
Robert Lees (8x, Crew)
Jean Yarbrough (7x, Crew)
Shemp Howard (6x, Actor)
Charlton Heston (5x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10347, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/07/2019