Chris was great. I loved her book. I loved Chris. She was the baby of the Costello family. She talks about the death by drowning of Lou Costello JR. Who was only 1 year old. Lou had asked Anne to keep the baby up so he could hear his dad on the radio. When he was told he raced home because he could not believe it. Lou went back to the studio to record the show so Lou Jr could hear him in heaven.Lou was never the same after that. She talks how her mother in law and others blamed Sue's mom Anne for the death, She retreated into alcohol as she and Lou could never talk about the death of her child. Anne felt guilty as well but it was not her fault.
She talks about the partnership of Abbott and Costello. Why they really broke up, and did Lou REALLY pay for Dean Martin's nose job.
Chris was the person her father waved help to before his collapse. Sue also found her mother dead on the kitchen floor. She died of an apparent heart attack, nine months after Lou's death also of a heart attack. Chris was only 8 years old.
Chris is now doing her own podcast and we were going to cross promote but Sue is crazy busy.
I wanted to ask about Lou wanting to change the teams name to Costello and Abbott and the studio wisely refused. Lou was a very complex man. Generous to a fault. He added so much laughter to the world.
Thanks so much to Chris