Sunday, March 6, 2016

Actor and Comedian, Lou Costello would have been 110 today: Happy 110th Birthday Lou Costello

Happy 110th birthday to actor and comedian Lou Costello, born Louis Francis Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959). He passed of a heart attack 3 days before his 53rd birthday.

"I think I'll be more comfortable." ~~ Louis Francis Cristillo's last words to his private nurse at Doctors' Hospital in Beverly Hills, California.

What was your favorite Abbot and Costelo show?

Mine was "The Time of Their Lives" when he played ghost Horatio Prim. I recall his ghost girlfriend Melody calling for him "Horatio, Horatio, here I am Horatio..." hilarious. And I do believe in ghosts.

On June 26, 1992, the city of Paterson, New Jersey—in conjunction with the Lou Costello Memorial Association—erected a statue of Costello in the newly named Lou Costello Memorial Park in the city's historic downtown section. It shows Costello holding a baseball bat, a reference to the team's most famous routine, "Who's on First?".

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