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Friday Foto Follies: I Love Lucy

Today’s Follies honor “I Love Lucy,” the quintessential fan favorite which last episode was taped in April of 1957, but aired on May 6 of that year.   335 more words


On April 26 Lucille Ball passed away…

On April 26, 1989 Lucille Ball passed away due to an aortic aneurysm at the age of  77.

She is best remembered for starring in the classic sitcom, “ 172 more words


The Television Series of Lucille Ball, #2: The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show (a.k.a. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour)

(Note: This series ran as specials in the 1957-1958 season, and was shown as part of the Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse from 1958-1960. It was only in syndicated reruns that it was renamed  692 more words

Lucille Ball

The Television Series of Lucille Ball, #1: I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy
Aired: 1951-1957
Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo
Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo
Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz
William Frawley as Fred Mertz… 1,455 more words

Lucille Ball

On April 1 "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" went off the air...

On April 1, 1960 “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” went off the air. The series, a continuation of the 30-minute series, “I Love Lucy,” featured the Ricardos and the Mertzes as they move to Connecticut and simultaneously ending up in the same comedic situations (often caused by Lucy) as they did when they lived in New York in “I Love Lucy.” The series was meant to be seen as a reflection of the 1950s when the growth of suburbs was coming into fruition. 265 more words


On February 26 William Frawley was born...

On February 26, 1887 William Frawley was born. Throughout his extensive work in film, appearing in over 100 films, he is best remembered as playing landlord Fred Mertz in “I Love Lucy” and the “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” and his work afterwards in “My Three Sons.” … 461 more words

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