Lou Albano Dead at 76
I think it’s safe to say that Louis Vincent Albano, who passed away yesterday at the age of 76, was something of a geek icon. Variously known as “Captain Lou,” the manager of countless wrestlers and wrestling tag-teams in the old school WWF; as the definitive live action Super Mario (take that Bob Hoskins!) from the short-lived but much-beloved Super Mario Brothers Super Show; and as Cyndi Lauper’s dad from the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” music video, Albano was something for every geek. His presence was felt over the course of more than three decades and he will certainly be missed.
How do you remember Captain Lou?