Lou Costello

Lou Costello

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

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

Birthday: Mar 06, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

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 100% The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Artie Pinsetter (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 44% Dance With Me Henry Lou Henry (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 55% Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Willie "Tubby" Piper (Character) - 1955
25% 49% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Freddie Franklin (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 48% Lost in Alaska Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 35% Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Captain `'Puddin' head'` Feathergill (Character) - 1952
43% 38% Jack and the Beanstalk Jack/Jack Strong (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 41% Comin' Round the Mountain Wilbert Smith (Character) - 1951
80% 63% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Francis (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
No Score Yet 58% Mexican Hayride Joe Bascom/Humphrey Fish (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 59% The Noose Hangs High Tommy Hinchcliffe (Character) - 1948
89% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Wilbur Grey (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 81% The Time of Their Lives Horatio Prim (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Giant Benny Miller (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 80% The Naughty Nineties Sebastian Dinwiddle (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 60% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Abercrombie (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 68% Here Come the Co-Eds Oliver Quackenbush (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 28% Lost in a Harem Harvey Garvey (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 63% In Society Albert Mansfield (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 59% Hit the Ice Weejie "Tubby" McCoy (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 40% It Ain't Hay Wilbur Hoolihan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 49% Ride 'em Cowboy Willoughby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 40% Rio Rita "Wishy" (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 57% Pardon My Sarong Wellington Pflug/Moola (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 86% Who Done It? Mervin Q. Milgrim/Voice of Himself on Radio (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 77% Buck Privates Herbie Brown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 63% Keep 'Em Flying Heathcliff (Character) - 1941
100% 90% Hold That Ghost Ferdinand Jones (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Navy Pomeroy Watson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 38% One Night in the Tropics Costello (Character) - 1940

TV

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

QUOTES FROM Lou Costello CHARACTERS

Abernathy says: ''Why Not Stay Down Here and Keep Me Company..things Have been Awfully DEAD Tonight''

Abernathy says: 'Why Not Stay Down Here and Keep Me Company..things Have been Awfully DEAD Tonight'

Abernathy says: Why Not Stay Down Here and Keep Me Company..things Have been Awfully DEAD Tonight

Abernathy says: Why not stay down here and keep me company... things have been awfully dead tonight.

Freddie Phillips says: (in falsetto...dressed as a Chambermaid):"Much DEADDER Than You THINK''

Freddie Phillips says: (in falsetto...dressed as a Chambermaid) Much DEADDER Than You THINK'

Freddie Phillips says: (in falsetto...dressed as a Chambermaid) Much DEADDER Than You THINK

Freddie Phillips says: (in falsetto...dressed as a Chambermaid) Much deader than you think...