Bud Abbott: the man everyone forgot!

Bud Abbott: the man everyone forgot (originally published in Screen Stories, June 1960) Gray-haired Bud Abbott stared bleakly out of his breakfast-room window, at the brown, untended lawn and grounds of his Encino, California home. Although it was past noon, he still wore his bedroom slippers, pajamas and...
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My cure for sorrow, by Lou Costello

(originally published in Journal of Living, January 1954) Lou Costello: My Cure For Sorrow, As told to Vivian Cosby A funny man’s prescription for grief that can work for everyone as it has for him. “€œWhy did this have to happen to me?” A few years ago, when...
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Lou Costello biography

In the Navy - Admiral Lou Costello
Lou Costello (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959) Lou Costello, the man who would ask the eternal question, Who’s on First?â, was born as Louis Francis Cristillo on March 6, 1906.  He grew up in his hometown of  Patterson, New Jersey, which he mentioned in virtually every...
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Bud Abbott biography

Bud Abbott - breaking through a drum in Rio Rita
William Alexander Abbot€“ aka. Bud Abbott (October 2, 1895 -€“ April 24, 1974) Some people are said to have show business in their blood – in  Bud Abbott’€™s  case, it’s almost literally true.  Abbott’s  mother was a bareback rider for the Ringling Brothers Circus, and his father worked...
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