Abbott and Costello

Lou Costello and Bud Abbott

Slowly I Turned, classic vaudeville skit, also known as Poko Moko and Niagara Falls

Slowly I Turned, a classic vaudeville routine as performed by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.   Also known as “Poko Moko” and “Niagra Falls” (For more information  about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) Bud, Lou and derelict in […]

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Lou Costello and Bud Abbott

Who’s on First? script

Who’s on First? Abbott and Costello’s signature routine (For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) The most famous of all of Abbott and Costello’s routines, Who’s on First? had been performed countless times in vaudeville and […]

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Lou Costello trims Bud Abbott's mustache

The Feud of Abbott and Costello

(For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) (originally published in TV Forecast and Guide, March 7, 1953) One of the worst kept secrets in show business a few years back was the backstage feuding of the […]

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Lou Costello and Bud Abbott

Introduction to Abbott and Costello

Introduction to Abbott and Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time (For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) Abbott and Costello was a legendary comedy team, consisting of Bud Abbott, the tall, thin […]

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Lou Costello and Bud Abbott

Bud Abbott: the man everyone forgot!

Bud Abbott: the man everyone forgot (originally published in Screen Stories, June 1960) (For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) Gray-haired Bud Abbott stared bleakly out of his breakfast-room window, at the brown, untended lawn and […]

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My cure for sorrow, by Lou Costello

(For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) (originally published in Journal of Living, January 1954) Lou Costello: My Cure For Sorrow, As told to Vivian Cosby

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How I fought back – Lou Costello’s account of his recovery from rheumatic fever

(For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) (originally published in Motion Picture Hollywood Magazine, January , 1944) Lou Costello, Hollywood’s best-loved comedian, tells how he fought his way back to health through prayer and undying faith.

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Lou Costello and Bud Abbott

Lou Costello biography

Lou Costello (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959) (For  more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site,  Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) Lou Costello, the man who would ask the eternal question, Who’s on First?, was born as Louis Francis Cristillo on […]

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Lou Costello and Bud Abbott

Bud Abbott biography

William Alexander Abbot – aka. Bud Abbott (October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) (For more information about Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, their movies, TV & radio work check out our sister site, Abbott and Costello – Who’s on First?) Some people are said to have show business in their blood – in  Bud Abbott’s […]

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