Captain Lou Albano died today at age 76

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Captain Lou Albano and Cyndi Lauper
  • Captain Lou Albano and Cyndi Lauper

Captain Lou Albano, a wrestler and manager famous in the '80s, died today at the age of 76.

Albano became a pop-culture icon not for the rubber bands he wore in his ears and his bushy, gray beard but for the role he played as the father in Cyndi Lauper's 1983 video for her hit song, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."

I had a Captain Lou action figure that I gave to a friend a few years ago. I hope my friend gives his doll a hug tonight.