Happy Birthday Lou Costello! [VIDEO]
Lou Costello (real name: Louis Francis Cristillo.) was born on this day in 1906 in Paterson, New Jersey. He was most famous as the chubby half of the comedy duo Abbott & Costello.
Enjoy another look at Abbott and Costello’s classic comedy routine ‘Who’s on First’:
Among their most popular films are Buck Privates, Hold That Ghost, Who Done It?, Pardon My Sarong, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come Home, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.
The team also appeared on radio throughout the 1940s. On October 8, 1942 the team launched their own weekly show on NBC sponsored by Camel cigarettes.
Lou Costello died of a heart attack in Beverly Hills on March 3, 1959, three days before his 53rd birthday.