Lou Costello

1906 - 1959

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Louis Francis Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959), professionally known as Lou Costello, was an American comedian and actor. He was best known for his double act with straight man Bud Abbott and their routine "Who's on First?". The comedians, who teamed up in burlesque in 1936, were among the most popular and highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. During a national tour in 1942 they sold $85 million in war bonds in 35 days. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lou Costello has received more than 2,426,493 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Lou Costello is the 2,817th most popular actor (down from 2,523rd in 2019), the 4,577th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,181st in 2019) and the 1,390th most popular American Actor.

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  • 25

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  • 4.12

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Among actors, Lou Costello ranks 2,817 out of 10,030Before him are Harry Andrews, Paula Patton, Adriana Barraza, David Spade, Semka Sokolović-Bertok, and Sage Stallone. After him are Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Ita Ever, John Drew Barrymore, William Daniels, Pamela Sue Martin, and Barry Fitzgerald.

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Among people born in 1906, Lou Costello ranks 195Before him are Luo Ruiqing, Arturo Uslar Pietri, Tribhuvan of Nepal, Alex Thépot, Juan Carlos Calvo, and Jean Leray. After him are Olga Taussky-Todd, Wolfgang Staudte, H. C. Hansen, Bruno de Finetti, Josef Čtyřoký, and Georges Ronsse. Among people deceased in 1959, Lou Costello ranks 102Before him are Esfir Shub, Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, William D. Leahy, Erhard Schmidt, Aleksandr Khinchin, and Alfonso López Pumarejo. After him are Ernst Fast, William J. Donovan, Maxie Long, Max O. Lorenz, Fernand Bouisson, and Maxwell Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lou Costello ranks 4,577 out of 15,968Before him are Miriam Stevenson (1933), Son House (1902), Helen Wills (1905), David Spade (1964), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), and Sage Stallone (1976). After him are Jonathan Winters (1925), Tobias Wolff (1945), Kevin Smith (1970), Helen Frankenthaler (1928), Robert McKee (1941), and John Drew Barrymore (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lou Costello ranks 1,390Before him are John Carroll Lynch (1963), Julie Bowen (1970), Colm Feore (1958), Paula Patton (1975), David Spade (1964), and Sage Stallone (1976). After him are John Drew Barrymore (1932), William Daniels (1927), Pamela Sue Martin (1953), Sam Lloyd (1963), Berry Berenson (1948), and Sam Jaffe (1891).

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