Captain Lou Albano
Oct 14, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Louis Albano
Weight: 350 lbs.
Date of birth: July 29, 1933
Date of death: October 14, 2009
From: Carmel, NY
Pro debut: 1953
- In 1953, Albano made his professional wrestling debut by defeating Bob Lazaro in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- In January 1971, Albano was the manager when “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff ended Bruno Sammartino’s seven year reign as WWF champion.
- On July 23, 1984, The “brawl to settle it all” is staged at Madison Square Garden featuring the Fabulous Moolah (with Albano) versus Wendi Richter (with Cyndi Lauper).
- On September 30, 2011, Albano was voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame.