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      Lou Costello

      Lou Costello

      Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

      Birthday: Mar 6, 1906

      Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, USA

      One-half of the popular American comedy team Abbott and Costello, Lou Costello was beloved by millions as the hapless, good-natured sap whose fireplug physique and manic energy hilariously played off Bud Abbott's fast-talking wise guy persona. Costello's career in vaudeville took off only after his pairing with Abbott, a fellow performer and talent promoter. Growing recognition on the stages of New York in the 1930s eventually led to a guest stint on a widely-heard national radio program, followed by their first film as a team, "One Night in the Tropics" (1940). With the massive success of their sophomore effort, "Buck Privates" (1941), Costello and his partner became two of the biggest movie stars of the wartime era. More hit films like "Pardon My Sarong" (1942), "In Society" (1944) and "The Naughty Nineties" (1945), combined with a popular radio program of their own, kept them at the top of the entertainment heap. The comedy-monster mash-up "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein" (1948) marked the beginning of their "Abbott and Costello Meet " series of comedies. The comedy "Dance with Me, Henry" (1956) marked their final film appearance together before the team split in 1957, and Costello passed away two years later. As a testament to the simple genius of Abbott and Costello, their most famous comedy bit, "Who's on First?" was enshrined on video at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Highest rated movies

      Hold That Ghost
      Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
      Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
      Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
      Africa Screams
      Jack and the Beanstalk
      Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
      Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

      Photos

      ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KEYSTONE KOPS, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1955 IN SOCIETY, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1944 AFRICA SCREAMS, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1949, armed with a pie ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, (aka ABBOTT & COSTELLO CONTRE FRANKENSTEIN), Bud Abbott, Glenn Stange, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi (back left), Lon Chaney, Jr. (back right), 1948 THE 30 FOOT BRIDE OF CANDY ROCK, Veola Vonn, Lou Costello, 1959 KEEP 'EM FLYING, (from left): Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1941 IN SOCIETY, Lou Costello, Arthur Treacher, 1944 BUCK PRIVATES, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello [Abbott and Costello], 1941 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY, Lou Costello, Eddie Parker, Bud Abbott [Abbott and Costello], 1955 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Bud Abbott, 1949 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, Glenn Strange, Lou Costello, 1948 IN SOCIETY, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott [Abbott and Costello], 1944 IN THE NAVY, from left; Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1941 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Bud Abbott, 1952 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, Bud Abbott, Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, 1953 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1950 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, Lou Costello, 1953 DANCE WITH ME HENRY, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1956 BUCK PRIVATES, from left: Lou Costello, Jane Frazee, Bud Abbott, 1941, BUKP 007P, Photo by: (17163) WHO DONE IT?, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1942

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Abbott and Costello Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The World of Abbott and Costello Unknown (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 70% The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Artie Pinsetter (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 42% Dance With Me Henry Lou Henry (Character) - 1956
      25% 47% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Freddie Franklin (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 55% Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Willie "Tubby" Piper (Character) - 1955
      63% 62% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Tubby (Character) - 1953
      33% 44% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Orville (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 30% Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Captain `'Puddin' head'` Feathergill (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1952
      43% 37% Jack and the Beanstalk Jack/Jack Strong (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: 4k Restoration Special Edition Unknown (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 44% Lost in Alaska Unknown (Character) - 1952
      80% 62% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Francis (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 39% Comin' Round the Mountain Wilbert Smith (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mail Call: Who's on First? Unknown (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 58% Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Lou Hotchkiss (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 62% Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Freddie Phillips (Character) - 1949
      60% 39% Africa Screams Stanley Livington (Character) - 1949
      90% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Wilbur Grey (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 58% The Noose Hangs High Tommy Hinchcliffe (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 56% Mexican Hayride Joe Bascom/Humphrey Fish (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 67% Buck Privates Come Home Herbie Brown (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 52% The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Chester Wooley (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Giant Benny Miller (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 81% The Time of Their Lives Horatio Prim (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 54% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Abercrombie (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 65% Here Come the Co-Eds Oliver Quackenbush (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 80% The Naughty Nineties Sebastian Dinwiddle (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 54% In Society Albert Mansfield (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 25% Lost in a Harem Harvey Garvey (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 40% It Ain't Hay Wilbur Hoolihan (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 59% Hit the Ice Weejie "Tubby" McCoy (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 85% Who Done It? Mervin Q. Milgrim/Voice of Himself on Radio (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 48% Ride 'em Cowboy Willoughby (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 42% Rio Rita "Wishy" (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 58% Pardon My Sarong Wellington Pflug/Moola (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 76% Buck Privates Herbie Brown (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Navy Pomeroy Watson (Character) - 1941
      100% 90% Hold That Ghost Ferdinand Jones (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 59% Keep 'Em Flying Heathcliff (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 38% One Night in the Tropics Costello (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abbott and Costello: The Christmas Show Unknown (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Tobias Jones (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Neal Andrews (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abbott & Costello Show Unknown (Character) 1952-1954