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In HONOR of his birthday:

 

Shecky Greene b. 04/08/26 d. alive

 

 

Shecky Greene, guest, Desilu Productions', Whirlybirds “Man, You Kill Me”, 1959; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, “Joey and Shecky Greene”, 1964, as well as appears, among many others, Thalians' Tribute, honoring Lucille Ball, as the first “Mrs. Wonderful”, 1974; is born this date in 1926.

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In HONOR of his birthday:

 

Shecky Greene b. 04/08/26 d. alive

 

 

Shecky Greene, guest, Desilu Productions', Whirlybirds “Man, You Kill Me”, 1959; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, “Joey and Shecky Greene”, 1964, as well as appears, among many others, Thalians' Tribute, honoring Lucille Ball, as the first “Mrs. Wonderful”, 1974; is born this date in 1926.

 

 

By the shores of Gitche Gumee (Lucy Ricardo's poem that she recited when she played Hiawatha in a school play)

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Ira Gershwin b. 12/06/96 d. 08/17/83

 

 

Ira Gershwin, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’, neighbor; prolific composer, with brother, George; writes lyrics, Lucille and William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), film, Ziegfeld Follies, “The Babbitt and the Bromide”, 1946; lyrics, 7 songs, uncredited, for A Star Is Born, at which premiere the Arnazes attended, 1954; with Lucille, archivally, That's Entertainment! III, uncredited, having written lyrics, “Fascinating Rhythm”, and “Swing Trot” from 1948, 1994; and with Lucille, archivally, Entertaining the Troops, lyrics for “The Man I Love”, and “Embraceable You”, 1994; as well as with Lucille, each archivally, Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing, lyrics, uncredited, “Long Ago and Far Away”, “Strike Up the Band”, and “Make Way for Tomorrow”, 2009, is born this date in 1896.

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A Girl, a Guy & a Gob -- one of Elba's* many movies

 

( :lucyshock: Elba??)

 

*Lucille Ball, shortened to the more millenial abbreviation L-Ba (first initial, first 2 letters of last name), then morphed to the phonetic spelling of Elba :lucythrill:

 

George Murphy (Elba's :lucyhaha: co-star in A Girl, A Guy, and A Gob; later a Desilu employee and U.S. Senator)

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Sidney Guilaroff b. 11/02/07 d. 05/28/97

 

 

Sidney Guilaroff, MGM head hairdresser, 1934-1970's, worked on thousands of films - when Lucille Ball was contracted, created her hair color for her first Technicolor film, DuBarry Was A Lady, 1943; then, in 1946, when cast for Ziegfeld Follies, Guilaroff created the 'golden red' which changed little in ensuing years, mellowed slightly by Irma Kusely; Lucille hair stylist, uncredited, DuBarry Was A Lady, 1943; hair stylist, Ziegfeld Follies, 1945; hair stylist, Two Smart People, 1946; hair stylist, The Long, Long Trailer, 1953; as well as hair stylist for Joan Crawford, when he appears with Lucille, archivally, Hollywood Out-Takes and Rare Footage, 1983, is born this date in 1907.

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In honor of his birthday:

 

Joel Grey b. 4/11/32 ALIVE

 

 

Joel Grey, guest, Desilu Producctions', December Bride “The Golf Lesson”, “Mean Grandfather”, and “Vallee’s Protégé”, 1957; The Ann Sothern Show “Billy”, 1960; as well as with Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars, 1982, is born this date in 1932.

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