Abbott & Costello

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by Abbott & Costello

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Teaming up in 1931, Abbott And Costello were in vaudeville before gaining success in radio, films and television. Bud Abbott (William A. Abbott, 2 October 1895, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, d. 24 April 1974, Woodland Hills, California, USA) was born into a circus family, he worked front-of-house in a New York theatre until called to stand in as Lou Costello’s straight man. Lou Costello (b. Louis Francis Cristillo, 6 March 1906, Paterson, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 March 1959, Los Angeles,... Read more

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comedy
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stand-up
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