Lou Costello

1. – Nelson Eddy, Phantom of the Opera, 1943. Abbott & Costello were the rivals (with The Phantom) for soprano  Susanna Foster in Universal’s  original concept  for re-tooling Lon Chaney’s 1925 classic.

2. – Buddy Hackettacjkett5e, Fireman Save My Child, 1954.  Lou was too ill to work and the duo pulled out (they are still seen – but of course! –  in  some long-shots).  Universal replaced their prized comedy duo with… Hugh O’Brien and Buddy Hackett… who would play Costello in the Bud & Lou tele-bio, 1978.


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