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Abbott and Costello

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William Alexander (Bud) Abbott and Louis (Lou) Francis Cristillo (who later changed his name to Costello) were both born in New Jersey around the turn of the 20th century. They met on the burlesque circuit, where they perfected their straight man/clown comedy routine, and proceeded to radio, broadway, film, and then television during their decades-long partnership. This fan website offers a host of Abbott and Costello memorabilia, including scripts of such famous comedy routines as "Who's on First?" and "Loafing." The Videos section will perhaps be of the most interest to readers, offering numerous short clips and two full-length Biographies that can be streamed online.
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Date of Scout Publication 2015-02-27
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2015/0227

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