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Lou Costello Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Death, Family

Lou Costello Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth March 6, 1906
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death March 3, 1959

Lou Costello was an American comedian, actor, television personality, and producer best known for his comedy routine Who’s on First?, with straight man Bud Abbott. The duo teamed in burlesque in 1936 and was included amongst the most popular and highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. Moreover, Lou Costello’s film credits included One Night in the TropicsBuck Privates, Hold That GhostIn the NavyKeep ‘Em Flying, Ride ‘Em CowboyPardon My SarongWho Done It?Rio RitaHit The IceLost in a Harem, In SocietyHere Come the Co-EdsAbbott and Costello in Hollywood, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come HomeThe Wistful Widow of Wagon GapThe Noose Hangs High, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein10,000 Kids and a CopMexican Hayride, Africa ScreamsAbbott and Costello in the Foreign LegionAbbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Comin’ Round the MountainAbbott and Costello Meet Captain KiddLost in AlaskaAbbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeAbbott and Costello Meet the Keystone KopsAbbott and Costello Meet the MummyThe 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.

Born Name

Louis Francis Cristillo

Other Names

Lou Costello, Lou King

Lou Costello as seen in 'Africa Screams' (1949)
Lou Costello as seen in ‘Africa Screams’ (1949) (Film Screenshot / / Public Domain)


He was born on March 6, 1906.


On March 3, 1959, Lou Costello died of a heart attack at the age of 52 at Doctors Hospital in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Resting Place

Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States





Lou Costello studied at Public School 15 in Paterson.


Comedian, Actor, Television Personality, Producer


  • Father – Sebastiano Cristillo (Silk Weaver, Insurance Sales Agent)
  • Mother – Helen Rege
  • Siblings – Anthony Sebastian Cristillo (December 10, 1902 – February 13, 1990) (Older Brother) (professionally known as Pat Costello) (Actor, Musician, Producer, Stunt Double), Marie Katherine Cristillo (1912-1988) (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Angiolantonio Cristillo (Paternal Grandfather), Catarina Tartaglione (Paternal Grandmother), Louis C. Rege (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Tuohy (Maternal Grandmother), Mary Costello (Sister-In-Law, Pat’s Wife), Ignazio “Nat” Curcuruto (October 1, 1903 – April 16, 1975) (Brother-In-Law, Marie’s Husband) (known by his stage name Joe Kirk) (Radio, Film, Television Actor), Craig Martin (Son-In-Law, Carole’s Husband), Marki Costello (Granddaughter) (Actor, Director, Producer)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $250 Thousand at the time of his death.



Lou Costello (Left) and William Alexander 'Bud' Abbott
Lou Costello (Left) and William Alexander ‘Bud’ Abbott (Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Lou Costello had dated –

  1. Anne Battler (1934-1959)​ – He got married to burlesque chorus dancer Anne Battler on January 30, 1934, and the duo had 4 children – daughters named Patricia “Paddy” Costello (b. 1936), Carole Costello (b. December 23, 1938), and Christine Costello (b. August 15, 1947) and a son named Lou Jr. (nicknamed “Butch”) (November 6, 1942 – November 4, 1943). They remained married until his death in 1959.

Race / Ethnicity


Lou Costello was of Italian, Irish, and French descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His catchphrase: “I’m a baaaaaad boy!”
  • Sported a bowler hat and plaid jacket always unbuttoned
  • Mastered early pratfall techniques

Brand Endorsements

Lou Costello did print adverts for –

  • Adams Hats
  • Garcia Cigars
  • Edelbrau beer
  • Horn & Hardart restaurants

He also did TV commercials for –

  • EZ Pop popcorn (w/Bud Abbott) (1950s)
  • Christmas Seals (PSA) (1952)
Lou Costello as seen in 'This Is Your Life'
Lou Costello as seen in ‘This Is Your Life’ (NBC Burbank / / Public Domain)

Lou Costello Facts

  1. Growing up, he was considered a gifted athlete who excelled in basketball.
  2. Under the name “Lou King”, he fought as a boxer.
  3. Along with Dorothy Provine and Gale Gordon, Lou Costello co-starred as Artie Pinsetter in the 1959 comedy science fiction film The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock.
  4. He was awarded 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – for Motion Pictures at 6438 Hollywood Blvd., for Radio at 6780 Hollywood Blvd., and for Television at 6276 Hollywood Blvd.
  5. Lou Costello died 3 days before his 53rd birthday.
  6. He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Featured Image by Film Screenshot / / Public Domain

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