EXPIRED: 10/14/09 – Captain Lou Albano, 76, celebrated his 75th birthday in a Yonkers restaurant getting hammered and into a drunken brawl. Why not? He was a pro wrestler thru and thru – as well as Cyndi Lauper’s dad in a bad but iconic 80’s video.
After that bit of surrealism, Albano became guest star du jour on Miami Vice and played Mario (hardly a stretch) in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, a hybrid live-action/animated children’s TV program.
Never one to skip a chance to self promote, the Captain often said of himself: “Often imitated, never duplicated.”