Like me, Costello was also a Jersey boy. He was born Louis Francis Cristillo on March 6, 1906, in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of Helen Rege and Sebastiano Cristillo. His father was Calabrese and his mother had a mixed family background... Italian, French, and Irish.
As kids, we always used his famous line, "I'm a baaad boy!"
They are playing the old Abbott and Costello shows again on cable TV... watch a few just for a laugh.
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