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Russell Markert

b. 08/08/99 d. 12/01/90

 

 

Russell Markert, choreographer, founder and long-time choreographer of the Radio City Music Hall' Rockettes; took Lucille Ball to see stage version, Too Many Girls, where she first saw Desi Arnaz;. is born this date in 1899.

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Of course, yesterday was the 12th!!!!; so, today's entry will be the correct entry; since Patsy was born today, 1903; not the 12th... sorry

 

This, then, is the entry for the 13th, TODAY...

 

Patsy Moran b 10/13/03 d. 12/10/68

 

Patsy Moran, actress, 39 films; Lucille Ball co-star, Meet the People, 1944, as well as guest, (“I Love Lucy”) “Bonus Bucks” 1954, is born this date in 1903.

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Too Many Girls opens in NYC at the Imperial Theatre, Broadway - Desi Arnaz had never attended a Broadway show; now, he is starring in one created by some of the most dazzling talents in the musical theater, giving a flawless performance, getting a “standing ovation” from the audience at the end of the first act. When the curtain comes down, Desi walks to LaConga for the midnight show, as if nothing unusual has occurred.

 

Lucille Ball, regarding this show many years later: “Too Many Girls is not only the title of your first show, it is the story of your life,” play opens this date in 1939.

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Penny Marshall b. 10/15/43 alive

 

 

Penny Marshall, producer, 12 titles; director, 13 titles; actress, 57 films; Happy Days' fame, 5 episodes, 1975-79, and director, 5 episodes, Laverne and Shirley, actress, 178 episodes, 1976-83; appears with Lucille Ball and Lucie Arnaz, Circus of the Stars #2, 1977; with Lucille, General Electric's All-Star Anniversary, 1978; with Lucie, Night of 100 Stars, 1982; with Lucille, archivally, The Carol Burnet Show: A Reunion, 1993; with Lucille and Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), archivally, 50 Years of Funny Females, as herself, 1995; guest, The Desilu Story, and with Lucille, archivally, 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons, 2003; with Lucille and Vivian, archivally, TV's Greatest Sidekicks, 2004; as well as with Lucille, archivally, TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases, 2009, is born this date in 1943.

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Monsanto Chemical Company; Lucille Ball as spokesperson in mid-to-late 50s series of print ads. :D

 

Also sponsor of Lucy In London.

 

Montana (Although she lived in Anaconda for a time, studios tried to convince the public Lucy was born and bred in Butte)

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Ann Morgan Guilbert 10/16/28 alive

 

 

Ann Morgan Guilbert, actress, 51 films; of The Nanny, fame, 56 episodes, 1993-99; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, My Three Sons, as Verna Foster, “Unite or Sink”, 1961; Desilu Studios'-filmed (partial filming) guest, The Dick Van Dyke Show, 60 episodes, as Millie, 1961-66; Lucille Ball co-star, A Guide for the Married Man, as Charlie's Wife, 1967; as well as, archivally, with Lucille and Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), TV's Greatest Sidekicks, 2004, is born this date in 1928.

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Johnny Mercer b. 11/18/09 d. 06/25/76

 

 

Johnny Mercer, actor, 3 films; composer, 586 titles; musician, four-time Oscar winner; Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Old Man Rhythm, 1935; guest, Desilu Productions', Those Whiting Girls “The Jingle”, 1957; nominated for an Oscar, best original song, Music Category, Lucille's film, The Facts of Life, 1961; as well as appeared with Desi Arnaz, IV, Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1972, is born this date in 1909.

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Sorry I missed yesterday....are WE losing interest in this fun game?

 

In any event, I'm NOT...

 

Hollis Morrison b. 09/25/30 d. 03/29/92

 

 

Hollis Morrison, writer, NBC, The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball, 1962, directed by Greg Garrison; with Producer, Jess Oppenheimer; as well as guest, The Lucy Show “Lucy Goes to Vegas”, as Chauffeur, 1965, is born this date in 1930.

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Joel McCrea b. 11/5/05 d. 10/20/90

 

Joel McCrea, b. 11/5; guest, Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1962; with Lucille Ball, via archival footage, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963; as well as with Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars, 1982, dies this date in 1990.

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Miliken's Chicken Mash Hour (Hosted the television debut of Ernie Ford & His Four Hot Chicken Pickers)

 

 

Moooooooney River (Mary Jane's suggestion for a song that Lucy can sing her praises to)

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Maxene Andrews b. 1/3/16 d. 10/21/95

 

Maxene Andrews, b. 1/3; of the legendary Andrews Sisters; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-stars, 1942; (performed with Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra, 1951); was a neighbor of the Arnazes at Chatsworth, and hosted a baby shower for Lucille when Lucie was due to be born; guest, Desilu Studios-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1964; as well as appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994, dies this date in 1995.

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Garry Moore, many-year host, (“I’ve Got a Secret”), on which Lucille and Desi appear more than once; friend of the Arnazes, with Lucille, Opening Night, 1963; as well as appears, CBS’ On the Air: A Celebration of 50 Years, on which Lucille co-hosts, Part II, 1978, is born, 1/31/1915.

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Mort Briskin b. 10/23/13 d. 10/21/00

 

 

Mort Briskin, writer, 11 films; producer, 18 films; writer, Desilu Productions', Sheriff of Cochise creator, “Apache Kid”, 1957, Executive Producer, 1 episode, 1957, Producer, 9 episodes, 1956-57; Writer, Official Detective, 16 episodes, Producer, 30 episodes, 1957-58; Creator, U.S. Marshal, 12 episodes, 1959, Executive Producer, 1959, Producer, 5 episodes, 1958-59, Producer, The Grand Jury, unknown episodes, 1959; Whirlybirds, Executive Producer, 29 episodes, 1957-63, as well as Creator/Producer, Land's End, 1968; is born this date in 1913.

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Boyd Morgan b. 10/24/15 d. 01/08/88

 

 

Boyd Morgan, stuntman, 88 films; actor, 171 films; guest, Desilu Productions', The Californians “Dishonor for Matt Wayne”, uncredited, 1958; Yancy Derringer “The Belle From Boston”, 1958, “Panic in Town”, both uncredited roles, 1959; The Texan “Stampede”, “The Smiling Loser”, and “The Marshal of Yellow Jacket”, uncredited role, 1959, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp “Wyatt Takes the Primrose Path”, 1961; Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) co-star, The Great Race, 1965; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Guns of Will Sonnett “Home Free”, 1968; as well as Lucille Ball guest, (“Here's Lucy”) “Lucy and Wally Cox”, “Lucy, the American Mother”, 1970, and “Lucy, the Sheriff”, 1974, is born this date in 1915.

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Marion Ross b. 10/25/28 alive

 

Marion Ross, actress, 161 films; Mrs. C, of Happy Days' fame, 255 episodes, 1974-84; guest, Desilu Productions', The Walter Winchell File “The Walkout”, 1958; The Untouchables “The Dutch Schultz Story”, 1959; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “Night Panic”; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Barbara Stanwyck Show “We Are the Women Who Wait”, 1960; Desilu Productions', Kraft Mystery Theater “Night Panic”, 1962; as well as with Lucille, both archivally, TV's 50 Funniest Phrases, 2009, is born this date in 1928.

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Rose McGillicuddy’ Carmen Malta

b. 5/8/11 d. 7/6/95

 

 

Rose Carmen Malta, Lucille Ball’s childhood and life-long Jamestown NY friend, her beloved McGillicuddy’ [the name used as Lucy Ricardo’s maiden name], with whom Lucille shared many experiences - Rose having shared a ‘grape-stomping’ event with Lucille when Rose’s father had a large tub full to make wine; Lucille and Rose wanted to stomp them; Rose’s father said: ['no' strongly, in Italian] - obviously, a template for Lucy’s famous grape-stomping episode, is born this date in 1911.

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Morey Amsterdam b. 12/14/08 d. 10/27/96

 

Morey Amsterdam, b. 12/14; guest, Desilu Productions' December Bride, 1957; Desilu Studios'-filmed, Make Room for Daddy, 1957-63, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1958; as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show fame, 1961-66, dies this date in 1996.

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