Captain Lou Albano

Evanier is reporting the death of Captain Lou Albano, the wrestling celebrity. And he’s reporting that he was a nice guy to work with… which he was, once he shows up. But my one dealings with him were in regard to an appearance he was making at a comics shop, connected to a guest appearance he made in the Honeymooners comic, when he showed up hours late.

Do you know what it’s like to be helping take care of a comic shop filled to the brim for hours with frustrated young wresting fans with no interest in comics? “Not much fun” is the correct answer.

But Albano charmed them all when he did show up, hours late. He was good at what he did, played the celebrity game well. Much to be said for that.

This isn’t meant to be overall a comment on the man himself, may he rest in peace. Just the memories he brings to mind.

Published in: on October 14, 2009 at 11:24 am  Leave a Comment  

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