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Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo)

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Biography

Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Lou Costello was born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey, to Helen (Rege) and Sebastiano Cristillo. His father was from Calabria, Italy, and his mother was an American of Italian, French, and Irish ancestry. Raised in Paterson, Costello dropped out of high school and headed west to break into the movies. He got a job as a carpenter at MGM and Warners. He went from there to stuntman and then to vaudeville as a comic. In 1931, while working in Brooklyn, his straight man became ill and the theater cashier, Bud Abbott, filled in for him. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ferdinand Jones

Hold That Ghost 1941

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Character: Herbie Brown

Buck Privates 1941

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Character: Pomeroy Watson

In the Navy 1941

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Character: Wellington Pflug

Pardon My Sarong 1942

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Character: 'Wishy'

Rio Rita 1942

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Character: Weejie McCoy

Hit the Ice 1943

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Character: Wilbur Hoolihan

It Ain't Hay 1943

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Character: Himself - in a Jeep in Parade

The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' 1943

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Character: Albert Mansfield

In Society 1944

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Character: Harvey Garvey

Lost in a Harem 1944

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Character: Sebastian Dinwiddle

The Naughty Nineties 1945

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Character: Oliver Quackenbush

Here Come the Co-eds 1945

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Character: Horatio Prim

The Time of Their Lives 1946

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Character: Jack / Jack Strong

Jack and the Beanstalk 1952

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Character: Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd 1952

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Character: Freddie Franklin

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 1955

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Character: Wishy in 'Rio Rita'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Wilbur Grey in 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein'

Into the Night 1985

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Character: Himself - Comedian

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Host

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself - Comedian

Project XX 1954

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Character: Himself

The Lux Show 1957

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Character: Himself

Stooge Snapshots 1984

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Character: Himself

Reagan 2011

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Character: Actor 'In Society'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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