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03/03/1959 Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello fame dies aged 52

Louis Francis Cristillo was an American actor, best known for his film comedy double act with straight man Bud Abbott. Shortly after completion of The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock, his only starring film appearance without Abbott, Costello suffered a heart attack. He died at Doctors Hospital in Beverly Hills in 1959.

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