American Actor

Lou Costello

  • Mar 06, 1906 - Mar 03, 1959 (age 52)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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1999
ABC 2000 Today
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TV ShowDec 31, 1999

ABC 2000 Today

ABC 2000 Today was an ABC News' coverage of the new …
ABC 2000 Today was an ABC News' coverage of the new millennium celebrations around the world from December 31, 1999, into January 1, 2000, as part of the 2000 Today programming in the United States. Peter Jennings anchored the 23 hours and 10 minutes of broadcast from Times Square Studios in Manhattan, New York. ABC temporarily converted the Good Morning America marquee broadcast studio into a type of "millennium command center" that included a desk, where a standing Jennings spent most of his time, two lounge chairs, where Jennings would interview guests, a large screen with a time-zone included map of the world, a wall of clocks, and a makeshift newsroom where ABC News staffers would follow the latest developments.
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1965
The World of Abbott and Costello
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MovieApr 1, 1965

The World of Abbott and Costello

A compilation of clips from …
A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott and Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947), In the Navy (1941), Hit the Ice (1943), Who Done It? (1942), Abbott and Costello Meet ...
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1959
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
MovieAug 6, 1959

The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock

In one of his rare …
In one of his rare performances without Bud Abbott, Lou Costello plays a rubbish collector and inventor. When radiation in a nearby cave turns his girlfriend into a giantess, antics ensure as he tries to shrink her using one of his inventions.
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PersonalMarch 1959

Lou Costello

Lou Costello passed away.
1958
Frances Farmer Presents
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TV ShowOct 13, 1958

Frances Farmer Presents

Frances Farmer Presents is …
Frances Farmer Presents is an American anthology series that aired on Indianapolis station WFBM-TV (then an NBC affiliate). The series premiered on October 13, 1958 and ended in September 1964.
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1957
Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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1956
Dance with Me, Henry
MovieDec 14, 1956

Dance with Me, Henry

Bud and Lou are the owners of the amusement park Kiddieland. …
Bud and Lou are the owners of the amusement park Kiddieland. Bud, a compulsive gambler, gets in trouble with the mob, and Lou finds himself struggling to keep his adopted children. When Bud is forced to make a shady deal, Lou tries to arrange a deal with the DA, but winds up framed for murder.
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The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
MovieJun 23, 1955

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

In Egypt Peter and Freddie …
In Egypt Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered before they can return to America. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
MovieJan 31, 1955

Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone …

Harry and Willie buy the …
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
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1953
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
MovieAug 1, 1953

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and …

Slim and Tubby are …
Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.
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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
MovieApr 6, 1953

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

Lester and Orville …
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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1952
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
MovieDec 27, 1952

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Two hapless waiters in a …
Two hapless waiters in a tavern on the Spanish Main play cupids between aristocratic Lady Jane and tavern co-worker Bruce Martindale, but the two bumpkins mix-up a love letter with Captain Kidd's treasure map of Skull Island. Kidd's treasure is claimed by Captain Anne Bonney, and she accompanies the notorious pirate to the island with the boys and Bruce, who have been shanghaied and the captured Lady Jane.
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The Abbott and Costello Show
TV ShowDec 1, 1952

The Abbott and Costello Show

The Abbott and Costello …
The Abbott and Costello Show is an American television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The program premiered in syndication in the fall of 1952 and ran two seasons, to the spring of 1954. Each season ran 26 episodes.
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This Is Your Life
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TV ShowOct 1, 1952

This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life is an American reality documentary series …
This Is Your Life is an American reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio from 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer Ralph Edwards. In the program, the host would surprise guests and then take them through a retrospective of their lives in front of an audience, including appearances by colleagues, friends, and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971–1972, and Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005.
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Lost in Alaska
MovieJul 28, 1952

Lost in Alaska

Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. …
Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help chase his girl. Once they arrive, the men discover that most of the town wants the prospector dead. It's up to Abbott and Costello to keep him alive, or else San Francisco is ready to hang them for the murder.
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I've Got a Secret
TV ShowJun 19, 1952

I've Got a Secret

I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark …
I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. Created by comedy writers Allan Sherman and Howard Merrill, it was a derivative of Goodson-Todman's own panel show What's My Line? Instead of celebrity panelists trying to determine a contestant's occupation, the panel tries to determine a contestant's "secret": something that is unusual, amazing, embarrassing or humorous about that person/people.
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Jack and the Beanstalk
MovieApr 4, 1952

Jack and the Beanstalk

Abbott & Costello's version of …
Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.
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1951
Comin' Round the Mountain
MovieJun 18, 1951

Comin' Round the Mountain

Bud and Lou get mixed up …
Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
MovieMar 7, 1951

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

Boxer Tommy Nelson is …
Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help.
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1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour
TV ShowSep 10, 1950

The Colgate Comedy Hour

The Colgate Comedy Hour …
The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.
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Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
MovieAug 5, 1950

Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion

Two Brooklyn wrestling …
Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.
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1949
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
MovieAug 22, 1949

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Bori…

Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop …
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
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Africa Screams
MovieMay 4, 1949

Africa Screams

When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller …
When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller Stanley knows a great deal about Africa they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe. After encounters with lion tamers, giant apes and a wild river, Buzz returns to America. Stanley finds diamonds and buys the store they once worked for, hiring Buzz as its elevator operator.
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Chris Costello
Child1949

Chris Costello

Chris Costello was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California, …
Chris Costello was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Code Name Zebra (1987), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Behind the Burly Q (2010).
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1948
Mexican Hayride
MovieDec 1, 1948

Mexican Hayride

Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the …
Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.
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10,000 Kids and a Cop
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MovieOct 1, 1948

10,000 Kids and a Cop

A documentary showing the …
A documentary showing the constructive approach taken by the Lou Costello, Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles toward prevention of juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, as a neighborhood policeman, visits the Foundation and discovers the juveniles who used to give him trouble now engaged in sports and activities, furnished them gratis, under self-supervision. Abbott and Costello furnish a couple of bits to liven it up some.
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
MovieJun 15, 1948

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Two hapless freight handlers …
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
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Texaco Star Theatre
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TV ShowJun 8, 1948

Texaco Star Theatre

Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety …
Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety show, broadcast on radio from 1938 to 1949 and telecast from 1948 to 1956. It was one of the first successful examples of American television broadcasting, remembered as the show that gave Milton Berle the nickname "Mr. Television".
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The Noose Hangs High
MovieApr 5, 1948

The Noose Hangs High

Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are …
Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers that he sent for to pick up $50,000. The person that he sent them to, has sent two of his men to get the money back , but they found out. They try to mail the money to Craig but a mix up has occurred and the money is sent somewhere else, and the woman who received the funds spent it. Now, unless they pay him back.
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1947
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
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MovieOct 8, 1947

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

Chester Wooley (Lou …
Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) and Duke Egan (Bud Abbott) are traveling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana en route to California. During the stopover, notorious criminal Fred Hawkins is murdered and the two are charged with the crime. They are quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to die by hanging. The head of the local citizens' committee, Jim Simpson (William Ching), recalls a law whereby the survivor of a gun duel must take responsibility for the deceased's debts and family. The law spares the two from execution, but Chester is now responsible for the widow Hawkins (Marjorie Main) and her seven children. They go to her farm, where she works Chester from dawn to dusk, and at night he must work at the saloon to repay Hawkins' debt to its owner, Jake Frame (Gordon Jones). Her plan is to wear Chester down until he agrees to marry her. Chester quickly learns that no one will harm him, for fear that they will need to support Mrs. Hawkins and her family. Simpson makes Chester the sheriff hoping that fear of him will help clean up the lawless town. For protection, Chester carries around a photograph of Mrs. Hawkins and her kids. The approach works for a while, and Chester is heralded as a hero. Meanwhile, Duke still plans to go to California and tries to get Judge Benbow (George Cleveland) to marry Mrs. Hawkins to free him and Chester from their obligations. He starts a rumor that Mrs. Hawkins is about to become rich once the railroad buys her land to lay tracks. The rumor spreads quickly, and everyone tries to kill Chester hoping to marry Mrs. Hawkins(and share, or manage, her expected fortune). Frame eventually confesses to Hawkins' murder; Duke and Chester are cleared and allowed to leave town, but not before they admit that they fabricated the railroad rumor. Benbow still wants to marry Mrs. Hawkins, and she agrees. She then announces that the railroad actually did offer her substantial money, and she is now wealthy.
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Buck Privates Come Home
MovieApr 4, 1947

Buck Privates Come Home

Two ex-soldiers return from …
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
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1946
The Time of Their Lives
MovieAug 13, 1946

The Time of Their Lives

Two ghosts who were …
Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ...
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Little Giant
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MovieFeb 22, 1946

Little Giant

Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner …
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like The Time of Their Lives (1946), in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
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1945
Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
MovieOct 4, 1945

Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Buzz and Abercrombie are …
Buzz and Abercrombie are agents trying to get Jeff Parker the lead in a movie musical. Routines include Lou's insomnia and his being unable to hear Bud due to his wearing an earplug. Lots of movie studio stuff.
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The Naughty Nineties
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MovieJun 20, 1945

The Naughty Nineties

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat …
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
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Here Come the Co-Eds
MovieFeb 2, 1945

Here Come the Co-Eds

Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During …
Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord.
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1944
Lost in a Harem
MovieAug 31, 1944

Lost in a Harem

Pete Johnson and Harvey D. Garvey, two inept magicians …
Pete Johnson and Harvey D. Garvey, two inept magicians on tour in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Barabeeha, help disenfranchised young Prince Ramo regain his throne from his devious Uncle Nimativ, who uses two magical hypnotic rings and ruthless methods to maintain his power. By posing as Hollywood talent scouts the boys break out of a dank dungeon with a deranged derelict, evade palace guards, elude the palace executioner, and avoid detection in the forbidden royal harem.
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In Society
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MovieAug 16, 1944

In Society

Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A …
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
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1943
Hit the Ice
MovieJun 2, 1943

Hit the Ice

Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a …
Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.
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It Ain't Hay
MovieMar 10, 1943

It Ain't Hay

Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in …
Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.
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1942
Lou Costello Jr.
ChildNovember 1942

Lou Costello Jr.

Lou Costello Jr. was born on November 6, 1942 in the …
Lou Costello Jr. was born on November 6, 1942 in the USA. He died on November 4, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Who Done It?
MovieOct 30, 1942

Who Done It?

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. …
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
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Pardon My Sarong
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MovieAug 7, 1942

Pardon My Sarong

A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the …
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.
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Rio Rita
MovieMar 11, 1942

Rio Rita

After being fired from their jobs as clerks in a pet store, Doc and …
After being fired from their jobs as clerks in a pet store, Doc and Wishey, a couple of bumpkins, hide in the trunk of a car that they think will take them to New York. Somehow, however, they end up in Texas where they help to facilitate the romance of a popular Latin singer and the owner of a resort hotel while exposing a gang of Fifth-Columnists.
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Ride 'Em Cowboy
MovieFeb 13, 1942

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their …
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, or anything else.
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1941
Keep 'Em Flying
MovieNov 19, 1941

Keep 'Em Flying

When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, …
When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.
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Hold That Ghost
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MovieAug 6, 1941

Hold That Ghost

After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted …
After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
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In the Navy
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MovieMay 30, 1941

In the Navy

Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and …
Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to Russ and she tries everything she can to get a picture of him to prove he's Russ Raymond. Tommy's friends, Pomeroy Watson and Smokey Adams,help him while Pomeroy writes love letters to Patty Andrews. But because Smokey makes Pomeroy lie about himself in the letters, and when Patty comes to the Navy base, she's furious at Pomeroy. When Pomeroy, Smokey, Tommy and the Andrews sisters set sail for Hawaii, Pomeroy discovers there's a tomato in the potato locker, and she's been snapping shots of Tommy the whole trip. Whether Pomeroy's proving that 7 x 13 = 28 - three different ways, having Smokey help him play ship captain for Patty, or falling out of his hammock, it's an Abbott and Costello classic.
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Buck Privates
MovieJan 31, 1941

Buck Privates

Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid …
Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.
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1940
One Night in the Tropics
MovieOct 30, 1940

One Night in the Tropics

Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan …
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancee, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly). The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve's ex-girlfriend, Mickey (Peggy Moran), and Cynthia's disapproving Aunt Kitty. The policy is underwritten by a nightclub owner, Roscoe (William Frawley), who sends two enforcers - Abbott and Costello - to ensure that the wedding occurs as planned. Everyone involved in the situation winds up sailing or flying to San Marcos (a fictional South American country), where another complication arises, when Lucky falls for Cynthia. Lucky winds up marrying Cynthia, but Roscoe does not have to pay the $1-million because Steve ends up marrying Mickey.
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1938
Carole Costello
ChildDecember 1938

Carole Costello

Carole Costello was born on December 23, 1938 in …
Carole Costello was born on December 23, 1938 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA as Carole Lou Cristello. She is known for her work on My Three Sons (1960), Blockbusters (1980) and Trivia Trap (1984). She was married to Craig Martin, Gregg Jakobson and John Timothy Koester. She died on March 29, 1987 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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1936
Paddy Costello-Humphreys
Child1936

Paddy Costello-Humphreys

Paddy Costello-Humphreys …
Paddy Costello-Humphreys was born as Patricia Costello.
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1934
Anne Battler
Marriage1934

Anne Battler

Married Anne Battler.
1906
Lou Costello
BirthMarch 1906

Lou Costello

Lou Costello was born.
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