Carole Costello, the daughter of comedian Lou Costello and daughter-in-law of entertainer Dean Martin, has died of a stroke at age 48.
Her death Sunday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital was the second time in eight days that tragedy struck the Martin family. On March 21, Martin’s son, Dean Paul Martin, was killed when the Air National Guard F-4 jet he was piloting crashed.
Miss Costello was married to another of Martin’s sons, Craig Martin.
She was one of the daughters of Lou Costello, who joined with Bud Abbott to become one of the most successful movie comedy teams of the 1940s and 1950s.