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Oscar Hammerstein II b. 7/12/1895 d. 8/23/60

 

 

Oscar Hammerstein II legendary musical genius, lyricist; co-wrote 1932 Broadway, Alvin Theater, Music In The Air, (which ran for two years) starring newcomer, 20-year old Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz); Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend; guest, Dinner With The President, 1953, as well as appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Toast of the Town, 1956, 1958; as well as, arhivally, with Desi IV, Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1972; is born this date in 1895.

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Oscar Hammerstein II b. 7/12/1895 d. 8/23/60

 

 

Oscar Hammerstein II legendary musical genius, lyricist; co-wrote 1932 Broadway, Alvin Theater, Music In The Air, (which ran for two years) starring newcomer, 20-year old Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz); Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend; guest, Dinner With The President, 1953, as well as appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Toast of the Town, 1956, 1958; as well as, arhivally, with Desi IV, Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1972; is born this date in 1895.

 

 

Bessie the Heifer--queen of all the cows. (TLS, Lucy Discovers Wayne Newton)

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Hedda Hopper (or Hedda Hooper)

 

Sorry, Harry, thought her birthday and importance in Lucille's life needed a little bit of 'history' added: Love, JK

 

In honor of HER birthday:

 

Hedda Hopper b. 5/2/1885 d. 2/1/66

 

 

Hedda Hopper, reportedly, one of Lucille Ball's closest friends; Hollywood gossip columnist, actress in more than 100 films, including two of Lucille’s early films: Bunker Bean 1936, and That’s Right, You’re Wrong, 1939; CBS’ Radio Campbell Playhouse “Dinner at Eight”, with Orson Welles 1940; guest,(“I Love Lucy”) “The Hedda Hopper Story” 1955; guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1961; The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour “Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana”, as herself, 1957 (the only 75-minute episode Desi insisted upon), which extra footage disappeared in 1962, as CBS purchased the series for summer replacement: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “The Desilu Revue”, 1959; Lucille guests, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood, 1960; with Lucille, via archival footage, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963; as well as with Lucille, Bob Hope’s Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World With the Troops – 1941-972, 1980; is born this date in 1885.

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In honor of HIS birthday:

 

Philippe Halsman b. 05/02/06 d. 06/25/79

 

 

Philippe Halsman, American portrait photographer, including Lucille Ball, many on the cover of TV Guide, on which cover Lucille appears more than 25 times over the years, is born this date in 1906.

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Harry Harris, Jr.

b. 09/08/22 d. 03/19/09

 

 

 

Harry Harris, Jr.

Editor, Desilu Productions', Official Detective, 5 episodes, 1957-58; Editor, The Texan, 18 episodes, 1958-59; Editor, Sheriff of Cochise “Federal Witness”, 1957; as well as Director, Mission: Impossible “The Ransom”, 1966, is born this date in 1922.

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