German director fritz lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially metropolis (1927) and m (1931) but he also had a brief hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Little giant (1946) as wife lou costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked bud abbott to try to keep him under his thumb, abbott convinces costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. He studied theater at the school of dramatic art in malaga and began his career working with an independent theater company there in 1981, he moved to madrid and worked in theater and television, which led to his debut in pedro almodovar's labyrinth of passion.
In 1931, at empire theater in new york city, lou costello and his crew grew worried that they would not be able to find a replacement for his straight man who became ill and was unable to perform fortunately, a fellow by the name of bud abbott was working the box office at the theater and offered t. The leaner, meaner, faster-talking half of one of america's greatest comedic duos, bud abbott, along with his partner lou costello, was one of hollywood's biggest stars throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Lugosi, bela (1882-1956) (pop culture) b ela lugosi, the actor most identified with the image of dracula and the vampire in the public mind, was born bela blasko on october 20, 1882, in lugos, hungary. Abbott and costello were an american comedy duo composed of bud abbott and lou costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s.
The baker theatre opened on december 5, 1906 and was considered one of the premier entertainment showcases in new jersey it cost $75,000 to build the baker theatre which was known for its plaster ornaments and friezes, cast in new york city by the same company that decorated the new york hippodrome. Lou costello - louis francis lou cristillo, known by the stage name lou costello, was an american actor and comedian best remembered for the comedy double act of abbott and costello, with bud abbott he was known for the catchphrases heeeeyyy, abbott and im a baaaaad boy, costello was born louis francis cristillo on march 6,1906, in paterson. William alexander abbott (october 2, 1897 - april 24, 1974), known professionally as bud abbott , was an american actor of burlesque, radio, stage, television and film, producer, and comedian he is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy duo abbott and costello , with lou costello. For the long shots it's pat costello, lou's brother, doubling him this was originally planned for production after ride 'em cowboy (1942) the huge success of bud abbott and lou costello's previous service comedies, buck privates (1941) and in the navy (1941), caused universal to produce this first.
The wolf man is a 1941 american horror film written by curt siodmak and produced and directed by george waggner the film features lon chaney jr in the title role, and also features claude rains , warren william , ralph bellamy , patric knowles , and bela lugosi with evelyn ankers , and maria ouspenskaya in supporting roles. Easily hire abbott and costello tribute act for your special event: vic martino (sopranos, vegas, ac) as bud abbott is the ultimate straight man walt frasier (letterman, mtv, vh1 national theater credits and off bway) as lou costello is the ultimate comic. Lou francis: i went to shake his hand, his hand was gone, i looked up to speak to him, his head was gone then he took off his shirt, his body was gone, he took off his pants, his legs were gone then he took off his shirt, his body was gone, he took off his pants, his legs were gone.
Yet, continuing his pattern of copying lugosi's career and film roles, karloff did later appear in abbott and costello meet the killer, boris karloff (1949) & abbott and costello meet dr jekyll and mr hyde (1953. William bud abbott and lou costello (born louis francis cristillo) performed together as abbott and costello, an american comedy duo whose work on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and 1950s. Boasberg wrote for bob hope's acts in 1930 and 1931 among his other clients were block and sully, the marx brothers, sophie tucker, eddie cantor, jack benny and burns and allen boasberg was responsible for the treasured burns and allen routine, lamb chops, and the stateroom scene in the marx brothers' a night at the opera.
Lou costello was a 20th century american actor and comedian costello and his partner bud abbott starred in the movie abbott and costello meet frankenstein trip tucker wanted to project this film during movie night aboard enterprise in january of 2153. Abbott and costello were a comedy double act composed of william bud abbott and lou costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s.