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Zo Ball, d. 5/12/13; wife of Fred Ball, Lucille Ball's brother; they met when she worked in the accounting/payroll department at Desilu; is born this date, 7/17, in 1919.

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Pia Zadora, Golden Globe-winning actress, 12 titles; Desi Arnaz, IV, co-star, Fake-Out, as Bobby Warren, 1982; as well as with Lucille Ball, archivally, and Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars III, Lucille's memoriam, 1990; is born this date, 5/4, in 1954.

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  On the day of HIS death: 

 

Zachary Scott, b. 2/21/14; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, 1950; as well as guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, Here's Hollywood, 1962, dies this date, 10/3, in 1965.

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 Paul Zindel, d. 3/27/03; playwright, 11 titles; best known for the play, Auntie Mame; winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1971; expert-on-duty for Lucille Ball film, Mame, 1974; is born this date, 5/15, in 1936.

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Billy Van Zandt, playwright, 24 stage plays; actor, 12 titles; producer, 11 titles; writer, 16 titles; married to actress, Adrienne Barbeau; Lucille Ball guest, Life With Lucy, “Lucy makes Curtis Byte the Dust”, as Delivery Guy, 1986; as well as writer/producer, I Love Lucy: The Very First show, 1990; is born this date, 12/13, in 1957.

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On October 8:

 

 

An important date in history for this pair and the world, the Arnazes star in RKO'-Radio film, Too Many Girls; the pair having met on the movie set; taken from the book by George Marion, Jr.; screenplay by John Twist, co-starring Eddie Bracken, Richard Carlson, Frances Langford, and Ann Miller, among others; with Peggy Drake, Harry James, Van Johnson, Mildred Law, Amarilla Morris, Jay Silverheels, and Dan White, among others, uncredited; produced and directed by George Abbott; Ed Stevenson, wardrobe; Trudy Erwin, uncredited singing voice of Lucille; released this date in 1940.

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Zabioni, Sam (One of Lucy McGillicuddy's former loves. Nobody would ever marry him. Except for the mother of his little girl. Little girl?! PISANE?!)

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  On October 30: 

 

 

George Murphy, as host, and Desi Arnaz, as Luis Martinez, star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “So Tender, So Profane,” airing this date in 1959.

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On October 31st:

 

 

Modern Maturity, Molly Haskel: Why We Love Lucy: “Wild and Crazy or Proto-feminist? Fifty Years After the Debut of ('I Love Lucy'), the Wacky Redhead is Still Red Hot,”published in 2001.

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Zappy Zalloween, everyone!  Much love to each of you; from your friendly chronologist!  JK

 

You too!

 

Zany Road Trip, Lucy's -- CBS Fox Video's repackaging of the California episodes

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