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

      Photos

      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 86% The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Artie Pinsetter (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 44% Dance With Me Henry Lou Henry (Character) - 1956
      25% 49% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Freddie Franklin (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 54% Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Willie "Tubby" Piper (Character) - 1955
      63% 63% 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 33% 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 47% Lost in Alaska Unknown (Character) - 1952
      80% 64% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Francis (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 41% Comin' Round the Mountain Wilbert Smith (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 59% 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% 38% Africa Screams Stanley Livington (Character) - 1949
      89% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Wilbur Grey (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 59% The Noose Hangs High Tommy Hinchcliffe (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 58% Mexican Hayride Joe Bascom/Humphrey Fish (Character) - 1948
      80% 70% 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 80% The Time of Their Lives Horatio Prim (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 56% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Abercrombie (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 69% Here Come the Co-Eds Oliver Quackenbush (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 81% The Naughty Nineties Sebastian Dinwiddle (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 61% In Society Albert Mansfield (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 26% Lost in a Harem Harvey Garvey (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 36% It Ain't Hay Wilbur Hoolihan (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 59% Hit the Ice Weejie "Tubby" McCoy (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 86% Who Done It? Mervin Q. Milgrim/Voice of Himself on Radio (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 46% Ride 'em Cowboy Willoughby (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 38% Rio Rita "Wishy" (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 57% Pardon My Sarong Wellington Pflug/Moola (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 77% 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 63% Keep 'Em Flying Heathcliff (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 39% 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 Unknown (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