Costello, Lou:see Abbott and CostelloAbbott and Costello
, 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.
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(1906–1959) dumpy American comedian; used dimwittedness to spark humor. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 171]
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