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Articles and reviews involving Hillary Brooke, the cultured blonde. She played Lou’s girlfriend on The Abbott and Costello show, plus movie roles

Biography of Hillary Brooke (September 8, 1914 - May 25, 1999)

Hillary Brooke biography

Biography of Hillary Brooke (September 8, 1914 – May 25, 1999)

Hillary Brooke (born Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson was an American film actress. She performed in a wide range of roles, from drama to comedy, and may be best remembered for her appearances with Abbott and Costello.

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Hillary Brooke wants a milk shake at the Drug Store

The Drug Store

The Drug StoreAbbott and Costello TV Show – season 1, 1954

Lou Costello and Bud Abbott do the You're 40, she's 10 routine
Lou Costello and Bud Abbott do the You’re 40, she’s 10 routine

The very first episode of The Abbott and Costello Show is The Drug Store. It begins with the classic Jonah and the Whale routine in front of the audience, very well done. Next comes a flurry of Abbott and Costello routines. Walking into their boarding house, Lou is assaulted by a woman. “How dare you remind me of someone I despise?”  And they try to sneak into their room, only to fail. And Lou gets assaulted by the landlord, leading to the “I’d like to see you do that again!” routine.

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