Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Abbott & Costello
Costello . Lou passed away in 1959 and Bud in 1974.
36. Way too many to list them all here! See: http://rinkworks.com/movies/i/a_abbcost.shtml
|Betty Smith was Bud's wife and Anne Batlers was Lou's wife. How many children TOTAL did these two ladies give birth to?||Abbott and Costello
3. Lou and Anne had 3 children, Carole, Patricia, Lou Jr. and Chris (3 girls and 1 boy). However, Bud and Betty never had any biological children, but they did adopt two.
1956. At the time of the split up, they were both broke due to circumstances dealing with the IRS.
Yes. Bus was from Ashbury Park, NJ and Lou was from Paterson, NJ.
|In what year was a recording of the duo's "Who's On First" routine placed on permanent display in the museum at the Baseball Hall of Fame?||Abbott and Costello
1956. The duo were not inducted, just their "Who's On First" routine (first performed in the early 1940s):
"A gold recording of the "Who's on First?" routine of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello will be placed on permanent display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., a spokesman for the comedians said today.
Also to be exhibited late next month will be a framed copy of the dialogue they have performed more than 15,000 times in twenty years. The spokesman said word of the honor came to Abbott and Costello from Paul S. Kerr and Sid C. Keener, Hall of Fame officials.
Costello commented, "This is better than getting an Oscar."
1943. Lou Jr. was tragically killed on November 4, 1943 by drowning, only a few days before his 1st birthday.
Abbott . Bud Abbott was born on October 2, 1896 and Lou Costello was born on March 6, 1906.
Dance With Me, Henry. "Dance With Me, Henry" starred Lou Costello as a single man raising two children. Lou Costello died three years after completing it.
Comin' Round the Mountain. In a memorable scene, Lou Costello and the witch make voodoo dolls in each others' images, and take turns sticking pins in each others' posteriors.
basketball. Under hypnosis, he's convinced that he's Daisy Dimple, the world's greatest female basketball player.
The Time of Their Lives. Costello plays a Revolutionary War soldier, who was mistakenly killed by his fellow Americans, and whose ghost was unjustly condemned to haunt a Virginia estate forever.
Charles Laughton. Laughton had some previous experience with the role, since he'd played the title role in the 1945 pirate adventure "Captain Kidd."
No. They land in New Orleans at Mardi Gras time, and assume the strangely dressed people they encounter there are Martians. The only other planet they actually land on is Venus.
|Which member of the Three Stooges appeared in such Abbott & Costello hits as "In the Navy," "Buck Privates," "Hold That Ghost" and "It Ain't Hay"?||The Movies of Abbott & Costello
Shemp Howard. Samuel "Shemp" Howard and his brother Moe formed the original Three Stooges with Larry Fine. Shemp left the team to go solo for several years, during which time he appeared in several Abbott & Costello flicks. He was replaced by his kid brother Jerome "Curly" Howard. When Curly suffered a debilitating stroke, Shemp rejoined the Stooges. Joe Besser, who was briefly a member of the Three Stooges, appeared regularly on Abbott & Costello's TV sitcom, playing a childish character named Stinky.
One. "The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap" (1947). Although Gordon Jones appeared in many movies over a thirty year career, he only appeared in an Abbott and Costello movie!
Bingo the Chimp. Bingo the Chimp and Lou did not get along at all. Bingo probably sensed Lou was scared of him and actually bit Lou once!
One. Episode 24, "The Actor's Home," in the first season, features the only time in the two year run the boys performed the classic skit.
52. The show was only on for two years. And sadly only 26 episodes were filmed each year.
|Mr. Fields, the beleagured landlord, was always hounding Abbott and Costello for the rent. What was Sid Fields' real name?||The Abbott and Costello Show
Sidney Fields. One of the great second bananas of TV, Sid Fields died on September 28, 1975 in Las Vegas Nevada. He was 77 years old.
|The Hal Roach lot was where Abbott and Costello filmed the program. What other comedy team filmed most of their movies there? ||The Abbott and Costello Show
Laurel & Hardy. Besides Laurel and Hardy, Hal Roach studios were the home of "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals"), and launched the career of Harold Lloyd. The studio was demolished in the 1960's.
|In keeping the family involved in the production, Lou gave his brother-in-law Joe Kirk a recurring role on the show. What was that role?||The Abbott and Costello Show
Mr. Bacciagalupe. Joe Kirk also appeared in 14 movies with Abbott and Costello, often uncredited.
his brother. Pat Costello was Lou's older brother and died in 1990, more than thirty years after Lou.
The 3 Stooges. Joe Besser's character 'Stinky', an adult, dressed in a early 20th century children's outfit screaming to Costello while pinching him, "I'll haaaaarrrrmmm you!" was one of the touches that made "The Abbott and Costello Show" so surreal. Besser joined The 3 Stooges after Shemp Howard died in 1955. Joe made 16 films with the Stooges.
1952 - 1954. Before debuting on their own show in the U.S. on CBS in December 1952, Abbott and Costello were the the guest hosts of NBC's "Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1951 and went on to appear on the show many times boosting their ratings.