Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wrestler/Entertainer Lou Albano Dead

When I was in my early teens, I watched wrestling almost religiously. Haystacks Calhoun, The Beast, Sweet Daddy Siki and others provided entertainment like nobody could. At least in my opinion. Even to this day, some 40+ years later, I must admit I still like watching the WWE and the rest of them every so often.

One of the wrestlers from the early years right up to the 90's,  Capt. Lou Albano , provided entertainment of every kind. Along with wrestling, he also did music videos with Cyndi Lauper and host a Saturday morning cartoon show.

Captain Lou Albano, who became one of the most recognized professional wrestlers of the 1980s after appearing in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" music video, died Wednesday. He was 76.

Albano, whose real name was Louis Vincent Albano, died in Westchester County in suburban New York, said Dawn Marie, founder of Wrestlers Rescue, an organization that helps raise money for the health care of retired wrestlers. He died of natural causes, Marie said... CONT.

The following clip shows Capt. Lou squaring off at Madison Square Gardens, against another wrestling legend  Gorilla Monsoon  who unfortunately passed away 10 years ago.


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