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Joseph Kane b. 03/19/94 d. 08/25/75

 

 

Joseph Kane, Associate Producer/Director, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) film, Flame of Barbary Coast, 1945; as well as Director, Desilu Productions’, Whirlybirds, premiere episode, unknown date, and unknown other episodes, 1957, is born this date in 1894.

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On the occasion of HIS birthday:

 

Joe DeRita b. 7/12/09 d. 7/3/93

 

 

Joe DeRita, actor, 33 films, who replaced “Curly” Besser, one of the original ‘Three Stooges’ in the 1960s, as well as guest, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “The Time Element”, as a man at the bar, 1958, is born this date in 1909.

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Al Jolson, b. 05/26/86 d. 10/23/50

 

 

Al Jolson, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, Rose of Washington Square, as Ted Cotter, 1939; appears with Lucille Ball, Show Business at War, 1943; with Lucille Ball NBC Radio, The Kraft Music Hall, 1948; as well as Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World With The Troops - 1941-1972, 1980; is born this date in 1886.

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Joyce Van Patten b. 3/9/34 alive

 

 

Joyce Van Patten, sister of Dick Van Patten, guest, Desilu Productions’, The Untouchables “The Spoiler”, 1963; Slattery’s People “The Unborn”, 1965; Mannix “Run Sheep, Run”, 1967; Lucille Ball co-star in Mame, 1974, as well as with Lucille, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1979, is born this date in 1934.

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In honor of HIS birthday:

 

Joseph Crehan b. 07/15/83 d. 04/15/66

 

 

Joseph Crehan, actor, 360+ films; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), Broadway co-star, Twentieth Century, 1932; Frawley film co-star, St. Louis Blues, 1939, Gentleman Jim, uncredited, 1942; with Lucille Ball and Frawley, uncredited, Ziegfeld Follies, 1946; with Frawley, uncredited, The Virginian, 1946; with Frawley, uncredited, Monsieur Verdoux, 1947; with Frawley, uncredited, The Babe Ruth Story and Kill The Umpire, 1950; with Lucille, uncredited, The Fuller Brush Girl, 1950; guest, Desilu Productions', Those Whiting Girls “Barbara Goes to Charm School”, 1955; as well as guest cast member, (“I Love Lucy”) “The Great Train Robbery”, 1955; is born this date in 1883.

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Michael Jackson b. 8/29/58 d. 6/25/09

 

 

 

Michael Jackson, who met Lucille Ball once, on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 1974 - Michael appearing with The Jackson Five – Lucille, the first guest and leaving after her interview, wanted to give each member of the Five a kiss before she left, as she loved them - [courtesy: The Lucy Lounge – ‘Harry Carter’ this date in 2009; with Lucille, via archival footage, on Fame in the Twentieth Century, 1993; with Lucille, #3, she via archival footage, 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons, 2003; as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille, both via archival footage, TV in Black: The First Fifty Years, 2004, is born this date in 1958.

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Arte Johnson b. 1/20/29 alive

 

 

Arte Johnson, Lucille Ball friend, star of Laugh-In, who frequently signed off with “Good Night, Lucy”; guest, Desilu Productions’, December Bride “Jaywalker”, 1956, The Greatest Show on Earth “Man in a Hole”, as Mario, 1964; with Lucille, The Jack Benny Program “The Lucille Ball Show”, 1964; with Lucille, 4th Super Comedy Bowl 1, and The David Frost Show, 1971; as well as guest, “(“Here’s Lucy”) “Lucy Is a Bird-Sitter”, as Sir Osbird Beechman Place, 1974, is born this date in 1929.

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Harold J. Kennedy b. 06/06/14 d. 01/10/88

 

 

Harold J. Kennedy, actor/co-producer, with Herb Kenwith, of Lucille Ball play, Dream Girl, 1947, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), uncredited co-star, Rhubarb, 1951, is born this date in 1914.

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"January, February, June or Julyyyyy" -- Lucy Ricardo singing some of the lyrics to the song Shine on Harvest Moon (loudly, off-key & in a very monotone voice :professor: )

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Joseph 'Joe' Luckinbill b. 12/31/82 alive

 

 

Joe Luckinbill - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz celebrate the birth of their second grandson, Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill's son, now a graduate of Shenandoah University, a songwriter/musician and multi-instrumentalist, born this date in 1982.

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