Oct-14-2009, 12:51 PM #1
Captain Lou Albano, Dead: age 76
Captain Lou Albano Dies
Popular Wrestler, 80s Personality, was 76
Font size Print Share 0 Comments (CBS) Pro wrestling star and 1980's pop culture icon Captain Lou Albano died Wednesday at age 76.
Albano "was often imitated but never duplicated, and he certainly will never be forgotten either," said World Wrestling Entertainment in a press release.
Albano began his wrestling career in 1953 in Canada after attending the University of Tennessee, the WWE said in its press release.
After decades of success as a manager, Albano is widely credited with creating the first "Wrestlemania" in 1985.
The wrestler also earned fame by playing Cyndi Lauper's father in the popular video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."
According to the Miami Herald, Albano was in hospice care at the time of his death.
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76? Man, I had no idea he was that old. If you've ever heard the cd.. I think it was called "The Wrestling Album" his song on there with George the Animal Steele was ****in hilarious. I tried to find it on youtube but, they must have some ban on it or something.
Thw Wrestling Album was bad ***. Wasn't there another one with Hogan on it called "Pile Driver" or some **** like that?
Yeah, I didn't know Capt. Lou was that old either. Remembered as a Wrestler/Manager and Cyndi Lauper's dad in the "Girls just wanna have fun" video
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Some of the best comedians were the Wrestlers and managers of pro wrestling. Bobby the Brain Hennan was hilarious.
I have the Piledriver video and an extensive WWF video collection. I don't follow wrestling these day, I haven't in years(more like decades) but back in the 70's and 80's I was an avid fan of wrestling.