Abbott and Costello

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Abbott and Costello

(kŏstĕl`ō), American comedy team of William Alexander "Bud" Abbott, 1895–1974, b. Asbury Park, N.J., and Lou Costello, 1906–59, b. Paterson, N.J., as Louis Francis Cristillo. From 1931 to 1957 the tall, elegant Abbott played "straight man" to the short, roly-poly Costello in various stage, film, radio, and television routines. Extremely popular in the 1940s, they were well known for their series of successful movies including Buck Privates (1941) and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). The duo was also famous for their "Who's on first?" skit.
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This is fine as long as we can call Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn Abbot and Costello.
He went on to star in 1930s movies Bride Of Frankenstein and Son Of Frankenstein and in comedy spoof Abbot And Costello Meet Frankenstein in 1948.
In the early days of silent Whether they were short or tall They made people really laugh out loud With their actions, their face or a fall Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and Keystone Cops Got themselves in such a mess Hanging off buildings and rushing around With custard pies and damsels in distress Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello Were my favourite duos of chumps No matter how bad things seemed to be They always turned up "trumps" The "Three Stooges" made us laugh Although their films weren't long With hammers on heads, and eyes poked out And "pincers" on the end of their "tongue" Arthur Askey, Frank Randall and George Formby Were some of the Brits I did see George was the only man I know Who won the National and IsleOf Man T.T.
3 Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) THE comics are freight handlers delivering the monster to a house of horrors but get more than they bargained for when he awakens.
After Ursula split with Peter Catchpole, she married the businessman Reg Brown, and later moved to Florida, where she met cinema legends on parties held on his yachts including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lou Costello - of Abbot and Costello fame - Ava Gardner and Ingrid Bergman.
QIS the gentleman who played Sheriff Metzger in Murder She Wrote any relation to Lou Costello from the comedy duo Abbot and Costello? - D Carr, Glasgow.
There have been some great double acts down the years; Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, now add to that list the Brown and Blair show.
New York native also appeared in "Abbot and Costello Meet the Killer," "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" and "The Ghost and Mrs.
Before full-house audiences every night at the Mark Taper Forum, the Culture Clash ensemble time-hops between 1980s and the 1840s stopping off with Abbot and Costello, J.
THINK Keystone Cops meet the Marx Brothers and Abbot and Costello and you will just about get an inkling of this production's genesis.
Even the Three Stooges got into the act with Mummies Dummies (1938) and, not to be outdone, Abbot and Costello, who had already met Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and the Invisible Man in earlier films, caught up with the bandaged beast in Abbot and Costello Meet The Mummy (1955).