Lou Albano


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain Lou Albano, the charismatic professional wrestler who appeared in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" video, has died. He was 76.

World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed the death Thursday on its Web site.

Albano performed with WWE from 1983 to 1996, when he was inducted into its hall of fame. He began his wrestling career in Canada in 1953.

Albano expanded his fan base greatly when he played Lauper's father in the video for her hit single on a fledgling MTV in 1983. He later claimed to be the catalyst for her success, according to WWE.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press

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Thanks for teaching me and being there for me LOU.You will always be the guiding Light.


I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Captain Lou. Although I was not always in agreement of his management style, he was a true inspiration to my four sons. RIP. Vern

Knew sal your brother teacher politician god bless

captain i met you in middletown at the house of afa and you down to earth and gave the kids a show to remember.you get much respect from me.god bless r.p. brother

Kenneth Lowery AKA Bull La Duke Retired Professional Wrestler The Captain Were The Best Of Friends

Captain Lou
I remember seeing you at MSG and always on Tv RIP
Your Fan
Keith B Ny

you have been blest with A great gift and
thank you for all you've done in the
wrestling business god bless you allways