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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 ABC News' coverage of New Year's Eve …
ABC 2000 Today was ABC News' coverage of New Year's Eve 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 & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, ...
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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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Lou Costello
PersonalMarch 1959

Lou Costello

Lou Costello passed away.
1957
The Lux Show with Rosemary Clooney
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TV ShowSep 26, 1957

The Lux Show with Rosemary Clooney

The series was broadcast …
The series was broadcast live and in color on NBC Thursday evenings from September 1957 through June of 1958. Regulars on the program were Frank De Vol and his orchestra & the Modernaires. The series follows "The Rosemary Clooney Show," which ran from 1956 to 1957.
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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 lower rated newer 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 was an American reality documentary series …
This Is Your Life was 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 Abbot 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
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MovieApr 4, 1952

Jack and the Beanstalk

The 1952 family film Jack …
The 1952 family film Jack and the Beanstalk is a take on the classic fairy tale by the same name featuring Bud Abbott as Mr. Dinkel and Lou Costello as Jack Strong. Unemployed, Mr. Dinkel and Jack take up a baby-sitting job for the young David Stollery. When David insists on reading his own bedtime story, causing Jack to fall asleep and dreams of himself as Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack is told by his mother to sell their cow and ends up selling for magical beans. After being scolded by his mother for being so foolish, Jack proceeds to bury the beans which sprout into a beanstalk to the heaves. Accompanied by his butcher, the real-life Mr. Dinkel, the two embark to the land in the clouds. Upon arrival they realize the prince and princess of the castle in the clouds are being held captive by an evil giant. In addition, this giant has a goose that lays golden eggs. Seeing his redemption in returning home with the wealth his mother and him so desperately need, Jack is determined to steal the goose and set things right in the land of the clouds. Jack is soon confronted by the giant and beaten for trying to undermine his ruling of the castle. With Mr. Dinkel's help, Jack is able retrieve the goose and flee the castle before enduring the wrath of the angry giant. Racing down the beanstalk, Jack and Mr. Dinkel reach the bottom, but the giant is following close behind. Grabbing an axe, Jack begins frantically chopping the beanstalk down. With the final blow, the beanstalk collapsed and the giant comes plummeting to the ground. This film blends original songs, dances, and a variety of cinematic features when released to audiences, such as a contrast of black and white film against a color film to differentiate the story lines of Jack's fantasy and reality.
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1951
Comin' Round the Mountain
MovieJun 18, 1951

Comin' Round the Mountain

In this Abbott & Costello …
In this Abbott & Costello vehicle set in rural Kentucky, a magician (Lou Costello), his agent (Bud Abbott) and his sister (Dorothy Shay) unwittingly become involved in a down-home feud.
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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

Jonesy and Lou are in …
Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with the nasty Sheik Hamud El Khalid. Bits include Lou's mirage sightings, one a New York newsboy ("they gave me a bad corner").
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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 ...
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
MovieJun 15, 1948

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

The world of freight handlers …
The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.
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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
MovieMar 4, 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 while en route to California. During the stopover, a notorious ...
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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 ...
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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

Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) …
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Johnny Long) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
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It Ain't Hay
MovieMar 10, 1943

It Ain't Hay

It Ain't Hay released.
1942
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

Rio Rita is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello. …
Rio Rita is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello. It was based upon the 1927 Flo Ziegfeld Broadway musical, which was previously made into a 1929 film also titled Rio Rita that starred the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey. Kathryn Grayson (in her first starring picture) and John Carroll replace the 1929 version's Bebe Daniels and John Boles.
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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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Lou Costello Jr.
Child1942

Lou Costello Jr.

Lou Costello Jr. was born in 1942 in the USA. He died in 1943 …
Lou Costello Jr. was born in 1942 in the USA. He died in 1943 in the USA.
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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

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the …
Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.
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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 ...
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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 fiancée, 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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