William Tannen

  1. Joe Kirk, Rio Rita, 1941.     That’s what families are for… In studio records, Tannen was Pet Shop Owner. Not in Abbott and Costello’s first MGM movie where Joe Kirk owns the store.   Who he? Oh, just Lou Costello’s brother-in-law. Pops up in several Bud and Lou farces, and their 1951-1962 TV series. He was dropped after divorcing Marie Katherine Cristillo in 1953 – but managed a further 16 screen roles without nepotism.

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