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W. Argyle Nelson, d. 8/13/70; production manager, 45 titles; second unit and assistant director, 28 titles; long-time Arnazes associate; vital to majority of Desilu operation(s); Lucille Ball and William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) early film-career second assistant director, uncredited, Roberta, 1935; assistant director, uncredited, Lucille films, Follow The Fleet, 1936; Five Came Back, 1939; production emphasis: Desilu Studios'-filmed, Make Room For Daddy, 18 episodes, 1953-58; Desilu Productions', Willy, 16 episodes, 1954-55; Our Miss Brooks, 46 episodes, 1954-56; Those Whiting Girls, 13 episodes, 1955-57; Cavalcade of America, 2 episodes, 1956; (“I Love Lucy”), 135 episodes, 1952-57; Desilu Productions', Sheriff of Cochise, 6 episodes, 1956-57; The Fountain of Youth, 1958; The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 69 episodes, 1956-58; post-production supervisor, 2 episodes, 1957-58; The Californians, 1 episode, 1958; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “The Time Element”, 1958; Desilu Productions', Yancy Derringer, 1 episode, 1959; The Scarface Mob, 1959; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 36 episodes, 1955-59; Desilu Productions', Whirlybirds, 28 episodes, 1957-59; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Real McCoys, 77 episodes, 1957; Desilu Productions', U.S. Marshal, 19 episodes, 1958-60; The Texan, 31 episodes, 1958-1960; The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 5 episodes 1957-58; Desilu Studios'-filmed, Man With a Camera, 29 episodes, 1958-60; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “The Man in the Funny Suit”, 1960; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, 1 episode, 1961; Desilu Productions', Angel, 5 episodes, 1960-61; Harrigan and Son, 1 episode, 1961; The Ann Sothern Show, 93 episodes, 1958-1961; The Untouchables, 60 episodes, 1959-1961; Desilu Studios'-filmed, Make Room For Daddy, 15 episodes, 1959-61; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), My Three Sons, 37 episodes, 1960-61; The Dick Van Dyke Show, 24 episodes, 1961-62; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Jack Benny Show, “Ghost Town Western Sketch”, and 14 'others', 1962; Desilu Productions', Vacation Playhouse, 1 episode, 1963; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Andy Griffith Show, 61 episodes, 1960-62; is born this date, 8/21, in 1901.

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Born 10/22/14 Dies: 2/11/96:

 

 

William F. Claxton, editorial department, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) film, Golden Gloves, 1940; director, Desilu Studios'-filmed, Yancy Derringer, 13 episodes, 1958-59; as well as director, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “Dead on Nine”, 1959, is born this date in 1914.

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b. 12/05/06 d. 5/30/73

 

William Spier, producer, CBS' Radio's "Suspense”, 1942-1947, and director, 1942-1949; producer, 4 titles; director, 2 titles; writer, 13 titles; producer, Desilu Studios'-filmed, Willy, 16 episodes, 1954-55; writer/creator, Willy, “Willy Waves The Flag”, “Willy Chooses Not to Run”, 1954; writer, Desilu Productions', The Lineup “The Missing Limousine Case”, 1957; writer, The Untouchables “The Unhired Assassin, Parts 1 and 2”, 1960; “The Big Train, Parts 1, 2”, 1961; writer, The Gun of Zangara; as well as Alcatraz Express, 1960; is born this date, 5/30, in 1906.

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Who's In The Barnyard (A card game bought by Lucy Carmichael for Jerry. Later adapted for high stakes poker. Also known as: "Who's in the BAHNyAHd?!" :gale1: )

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On the day of HER death:

 

 

Jeane Wood, d. 7/26/97; actress, 46 titles; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Red Skelton Hour “Rapid Growth”, 1959; The Betty Hutton Show “The School Bully”, 1960; as well as Desilu Productions', The Ann Sothern Show “Pandora”, 1961, is born this date, 11/22, in 1909.

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On the day of HIS birth:

 

 

Keenan Wynn, d. 10/14/86; actor. 274 titles; long-time friend, mentor and Lucille Ball film-career co-star, MGM, Without Love, 1945; Lucille and William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, Ziegfeld Follies; with Lucille, Easy to Wed, 1946; the Arnazes co-star, The Long, Long Trailer, as policeman, 1953; guest, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, The Scarface Mob, archivally, as Joe Fuselli, 1959; “The Untouchables, Part 1”; “The Untouchables, Part 2”, “The Man In The Funny Suit”, 1960; Desilu Productions', The Untouchables “The Pilot”, as Joe Fuselli, 1959; “Augie ‘The Banker’ Ciamino”, 1961; Here’s Hollywood, 1962; Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) co-star, The Great Race, as Hezekiah Sturdy, 1965; as well is Desilu Productions', ABC Late Night “That's Entertainment! 50 Years of MGM”, 1974; born this date, 7/27, in 1916.

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Lew Wasserman, winner, The 1996 Annual Lucy Award, 1996; Universal Studios’ head, notably, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood; respectful friend to Lucille Ball; when The Lucy Show became (“Here’s Lucy”), he took her to ‘safe harbor’ at Universal when Lucille left the Paramount lot; as well as appears, with Lucille, each archivally, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, 2010, is born this date in 1913.

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John Wayne -- Ethel's big, strong, rugged actor friend from Hollywood who stepped in wet cement over half a dozen times in one day for the Ricardo's & the Mertzs. ( :bill1: "Well I'm bigger, & stronger, & rugged-er!")

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On the day of HIS birth:

 

 

William Powell, d. 3/5/84; actor, 94 titles; Lucille Ball and William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, Ziegfeld Follies, 1946; with the Arnazes, archivally, Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage, 1983; appears with Lucille, archivally, The Big Parade of Comedy, 1964; as well as Ziegfeld Girl Intro, 2004, is born this date in 1892.

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On the day of HIS passing:

 

 

William Fadiman, b. 1/1/09; Producer; with Lucille Ball, Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story “Howard's Way”, as executive assistant to Dore Schary, 1987, dies this date in 1999.

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