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On the day of HIS passing:

 

 

Groucho Marx, b. 10/2/1890; Lucille Ball’s early film-career co-star, 1938; with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1940; guest, Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 1954; with Lucille, archivally, Hollywood Without Make-up, 1963; guest, CBS' Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years, 1976; image appears in oil painting by George Bungarda, Hollywood Drive-In, 1995; as well as with Lucille, each archivally, Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends, 2006; dies this date, 8/19, in 1977.

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Texas Ann Motel (location of Ricky Ricardo, Jr.'s first long-distance person-to-person call. What a conversationalist!)

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On August 20:

 

 

LA Evening Herald Express, Most Eligible Film Bachelor Girl: “Broderick Crawford says: ‘Lucille Ball – yes, sir!’” published this date in 1936.

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August 23:

 

 

LA Evening Herald Express, The Young-Man-About-Hollywood: “The ‘triple-threat girls’ who can sing, dance and turn in a bang-up dramatic performance, are the ones who are getting the breaks in Hollywood. Lucille Ball is one of these,” published this date, 8/23, in 1941.

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Gil Perkins, d. 3/28/99; actor, 190 titles; stuntman, 123 titles; Lucille Ball co-star, uncredited, The Big Street, 1942; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) stuntman co-star, Whistling in Brooklyn, 1943; Miracle on 34th Street, 1947; stunt double, Eddie Albert, Lucille film, The Fuller Brush Girl, 1950; guest, Desilu Productions', Sheriff of Cochise “Massacre 1883”, 1957; The Californians “The Marshal”, 1958; The Untouchables “The St. Louis Story”; “The Otto Frick Story”, 1960; stunts, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Merz), The Great Race, 1965; as well as Lucille's guest, (“Here's Lucy”) “Lucy and Wally Cox”, 1970, is born this date, 8/24, in 1907.

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On the day of HIS birth:

 

 

Tom Skerritt, actor, 154 titles; appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), My Three Sons, “The Proposals”, as Young Steve, 1963; guest, Desilu Productions', Mannix, “Warning: Live Blueberries”, as Morgan Carpenter, 1967; as well as with Lucie Arnaz, CBS at 75, 2003; is born this date in 1933.

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