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addendum to 11/21/10:

The Sunday Post-Journal - Jamestown NY - “Lucille Ball - Hometown Wedding Giveaway - Are you planning a wedding? Do you love Lucy and Desi? Can't get enough of the 1950's? This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity may be for you! MediaOneBridal.com and the Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Center invites engaged couples to participate in the national 'Lucille Ball Hometown Wedding Giveaway' Contest in honor of the legendary couple, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and in commemoration of Lucy's 100th birthday, 8/6/1911. On July 30, 2011, one very deserving bride and groom, along with 50 of their closest friends and family, will win an all-inclusive 1950's, Lucille Ball-inspired wedding ceremony at the world-famous Tropicana Room and a glamorous cocktail reception at the chic Desilu Playhouse and Museum, all located in Lucille Ball's hometown, Jamestown, NY. Also included is a romantic 7-day honeymoon to thrilling Niagara Falls, USA. Over twenty-five of Media One Bridal's premiere wedding specialists from NY and Pennsylvania will collaborate to make this a once-in-a-lifetime dream come trueâ€, published this date in 2010.

 

addendum to 11/22/10:

 

luciearnaz e-mail alert: I will be sitting in on a few tunes at Birdland this evening, at 7:00 p.m. for one show only. as my friend and long-time musical director/composer extraordinaire, Ron Abel, performs an evening of his Class A music with the incredible lyrics of Chuck Steffan, his long-time partner. Valarie Pettiford and lots of other very talented singers will be joining me on stage, as I sing Abel/Steffan songs I've recordedâ€, appearing this date in 2010.

 

November 23

 

Harpo Marx, of the legendary Marx Brothers' comedy team, early film-career co-star of Lucille Ball, Room Service, 1938; mentor and guest co-star (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1955; Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1961; appears via archival footage, with Lucille, also via archival footage, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963, The Big Parade of Comedy, with Lucille, Desi, Vivian (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appearing, and William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), via archival footage, 1964; CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years, 1976; with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops, 1994; as well as with Lucille, both via archival footage, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special 2001, is born this date in 1888.

Ken Christy, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Six Lessons From Madame LaZonga, 1941; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1954, 1956; guest, Desilu-filmed, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1956; as well as with Frawley My Three Sons, 1961; is born this date in 1894.

Bess Flowers, veteran of nearly 800 films, including television; Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Blood Money, 1933, Broadway Bill, Fugitive Lady, The Affairs of Cellini, and Kid Millions, 1934, The Whole Town's Talking and Old Man Rhythm, 1935; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Double or Nothing, 1937, with Lucille, Annabel Takes a Tour, 1938; with Frawley, Rose of Washington Square, 1939; with Lucille, Dance, Girl, Dance, 1940; with Frawley, Blondie in Society, 1941, It Happened in Flatbush, 1942; with Lucille, Best Foot Forward, 1943, Lover Come Back and Two Smart People, 1946, with Frawley, Rendevous with Annie, 1946, Good Sam, and The Babe Ruth Story, 1948, Pretty Baby, 1950; (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952, 1954; guest, Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 1954; guest cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1957; with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, Forever, Darling, 1956; guest, Desilu-filmed, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1956, 1957; guest, Desilu-filmed, Man With a Camera, 1958; guest, uncredited, Desilu Productions', The Scarface Mob, 1959; with Lucille, The Facts of Life, 1960; guest, Desilu Productions', The Untouchables “The Lily Dallas Storyâ€, 1961; as well as with Lucille, Critic's Choice, 1963; is born this date in 1898.

George O'Hanlon, guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1957; guest, Desilu Productions', The Ann Sothern Show, 1958; guest Desilu-filmed, The Red Skelton Hour, 1958; guest Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; guest Desilu-filmed, The Red Skelton Hour, 1960; guest, Desilu Productions', The Ann Sothern Show, 1960, 1961, is born this date in 1912.

Lucille Ball appears, as an uncredited 'extra', in Columbia film, Jealousy, starring George Murphy, released this date in 1934.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball has climbed up a few rungs on the Hollywood ladder . . .,†published this date in 1936.

Hollywood Citizen News, Annabel Takes a Tour, by Roger C. Johnson: “Lucille Ball performs as the heckled and temperamental star, in film dealing with a press agent's attempts to build up a film actress,†published this date in 1938.

LA Evening Herald Express, That Certain Age, by W.E. Oliver: . . and Annabel Takes A Tour, RKO-Radio, second picture on the same bill, with Lucille Ball supplying suitable quantities of decoration and nonsense,†published this date in 1938.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Adagioâ€â€“ wherein Lucy learns Ricky needs Apache dancers for his Club, hoping it will be her big chance, and filmed this date in 1951.

NY Times: “Don Sharpe, an agent with Kurt Frings, 'sold' Lucille Ball, based on a little-known book titled Mr. And Mrs. Cugat: The Record of a Happy Marriage, by Isabel Scott Rorick, which ultimately becomes My Favorite Husband Radio Program, forerunner to (“I Love Lucyâ€), to Harry Ackerman, VP/Programming, CBS Radio,†published this date in 1952.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Redecorating the Mertzes Apartment†- Lucy excited because Ricky is buying her a mink stole; episode also a means to redecorate the Mertzes apartment 'set', which remain until 1957, airing this date in 1953.

Dinner with the President Black-tie affair celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Anti-Defamation League, appearances by Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and many more stars, as well as President Eisenhower, this date in 1953.

Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise - “The Red-Haired Visitorâ€, starring John Bromfield; among others; with W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor, James A. Paisley, Production Manager, (second of 6 episodes, 1956-57), Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor, and Claudio Guzman, Art Direction, airs this date in 1956.

Dean Martin performs at the Friar's Club Roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, with Art Linkletter as Emcee, (His son, Dean, Jr., 'Dino', performed in the 1960's teen band 'Dino, Desi, & Billy', with Desi Arnaz IV) tenth anniversary dinner with more than 1,000 guests, honoring 'their continuing philanthropic activities and the esteem in which they are held by the trade and the public', on this date in 1958.

Desilu Studios-filmed Man With A Camera: “Missingâ€, starring Charles Bronson, among others, with W. Argyle Nelson, production supervisor, airs this date in 1958.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy's Contact Lenses†- Lucy loses a lens in a cake at a charity event; figuring Mooney bought it, she and Viv sneak into his house, airing this date in 1964.

Lucille Ball appears, with many stars, on CBS Television, A Salute to Stan Laurel, recently deceased comedian, hosted by Dick Van Dyke, to benefit the Motion Picture Relief Fund. Lucille performs with mentor, Buster Keaton, the only time in their career(s) they have worked together before a camera, airing this date in 1965.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Jack Benny's Biography†- Ray Singer, writer - Lucy is hired as Jack Benny's confidential secretary while he dictates his autobiography, flashbacks of his life all include Lucy, airing this date in 1970.

Desi Arnaz makes a guest appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, on this date in 1970.

Marie Wilson, appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Stars in the Eye, 1952, and A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954; guest stars, Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1961, Ernestine, as Ernestine, 1962, and The Comedy Spot, 1962, dies this date in 1972.

Robert Ellis, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1948; Lucille Ball co-star, 1949; guest cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1952; guest, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, 1957; as well as Desilu Studios-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1957, dies this date in 1973.

Express, Jennifer Selway: “In Last Night's TV Lucille Ball,†published this date in 1985.

Daily Mail (London), Peter Peterson: “So Why Love Lucy?†is published this date in 2001.

Entertainment Weekly Magazine - EW.com readers nominated 64 contenders; then, narrowed them down to one lucky redhead, Lucille Ball, as Your ICON Picks!, published this date in 2007.

Entertainment Weekly Magazine - “Lucille Ball named #2 of The 50 Greatest TV,†published this date in 2007.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY Resident On Display Now At Something Unique Gallery by Nicholas L. Dean “Susan Wolfe, area artist, has been commissioned to do portraits of Lucille Ball; has done works for Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill and Melody Thomas Scott, of the Young and the Restless, 'founding Board member Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum],is now 'in exhibit' at the Something Unique Gallery, Sherman business since 1999,†published this date in 2008.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY by William J. and Mary Rapaport “Rapaports Give Their Side Of Issue - “Our family has tried several times to help Jamestown through volunteer work and financial contributions. At least twice now, we have had former recipients of our assistance - first Wyman [Research: Wyman is former executive director of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum et al] and now, Murphy [Research: Murphy is affiliated with the CHRIC/Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation] turn against us. This is no way to treat those who are trying to help Jamestown become all it can be,†published this date in 2008.

 

November 24

 

Howard Duff, of CBS‘ Mr. Adams and Eve, 1957-58; ABC's Felony Squad, 1966-69; and NBC's Flamingo Road, 1981-82; guest co-stars, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz - with wife, Ida Lupino, The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents: The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1959; as well as Desilu Productions' You Don't Say, 1964, and, via archival footage, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001, is born this date in 1913.

NY Times: - “Added to the cast of the Guy Kibbee-Una Merkel comedy, Once Over Lightly, is: RKO's Lucille Ball,†published this date in 1936.

Hollywood Citizen News: “Lucille Ball will play in RKO's Twelve Crowded Hours,†published this date in 1938.

NY Times: “Lucille Ball has replaced Anne Dvorak as Richard Dix's leading lady in Twelve Crowded Hours, at RKO. The picture is scheduled to start filming on Monday,†published this date in 1938.

Lucille Ball appears, as Sandra Sand, in RKO film That's Right, You're Wrong, starring Edward Everett Horton, Kay Kyser, Adolphe Menjou, Dennis O'Keefe, Moroni Olsen; and, in uncredited roles, Jack Gargan, Sheilah Graham, and Hedda Hopper, released this date in 1939.

Lucille Ball makes a guest appearance on CBS Inside USA With Chevrolet, with Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, veteran (“I Love Lucyâ€) supporting cast member and long-time friend, Mary Wickes, who meets Lucille on this show, a Broadway revue brought to television, airing this date in 1949.

[Research Note: This note appears with several dates of importance in prelude to Lucille and Desi's performances pre-(“I Love Lucyâ€) which made history and will perpetuate.] Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on CBS' fifteen-minute The Stork Club, hosted by Sherman Billingsley, the owner of the swanky night spot in Manhattan - a five-year 'venue' for celebrities to talk about things going on in their lives: Table Fifty, where guests chatted; enjoyed a sumptuous meal; beverages; and a floor show; and a chance to plug their latest project Lucy and Desi there to talk about their radio shows; their vaudeville show together; and to remind CBS they want to go into television together, this date in 1950.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Ricky Loses His Voiceâ€â€“ co-starring veteran supporting cast, Barbara Pepper and Hazel Pierce, Lucille's stand-in - an episode with the arrival of the new furniture; Lucy loves her new furniture; and in which Lucy actually gets in the act, Ricky is sick; Lucy puts on the show herself, since Mr. Chanbers is out of town, airing this date in 1952.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Staten Island Ferry†– wherein Lucy and Fred practice not getting seasick, episode is filmed this date in 1956.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are honored at Hollywood's Friars Club Roast, this date in 1958.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Death Climaxes Desi-Lucy Event - “Comedian Parkyakarkas (Harry Einstein) Succumbs Backstage At Friar Testimonial, after performing hilariously, is stricken fatally ill, all professional attempts to revive him failing,†published this date in 1958.

Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball: “The Hollywood Friars Club honored Desi and me with a hilarious roasting. Harry Einstein, known as Parkyakarkas, finishing a screaming monologue, was stricken with a fatal heart attack. Five heart specialists from the audience worked on him for two hours, to no availâ€, this date in 1958.

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “Silent Thunderâ€, starring John Drew Barrymore and Earl Holliman, airs this date in 1958.

Desilu Productions' Star Trek, Herbert F. Solow, executive in charge of production; Gene Roddenberry, creator, “The Menagerie: Part IIâ€, directed, uncredited, by Marc Daniels; starring Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner; co-starring, Majel Barrett, Jeffrey Hunter, Joseph Mell, Susan Oliver, Malachi Throne, among others, with with Wilbur Hatch, musical consultant, and James A. Paisley, Production Supervisor, airs this date in 1966.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Cement Worker†- Lucy is broke; the children need money; Lucy takes a delivery for Harry and loses the delivery (a ring) in wet cement, airing this date in 1969.

Lucille Ball makes a guest appearance on CBS', The Carol Burnett Show, with a skit including Harvey Korman and others, airing this date in 1969.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears in CBS half-hour Rhoda â€Friends and Mothersâ€, co-starring with Harold Gould, among others, airing this date in 1975.

Richard Carlson, co-star, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnazes first movie, RKO Radio, Too Many Girls, 1940, as well as with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Blue Veil, 1951, dies this date in 1977.

George Raft, Lucille Ball's long-time friend, appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops, 1994; dies this date in 1980.

A&E Network offers a Biography of the life of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, shown only once, on this date in 1994.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY by Lee Harkness, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center Board Member and Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation (DJDC) Take A Deep Seat And A Far-Away Look “I want to comment only . . . . . the Rapaports letter which certainly explained their position and their support of Jamestown, which I can tell you we all appreciate. We need to move on to more productive times; stop the bickering, be respectful; and admire what we have in our international destination that is second to none,†published this date in 2008.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY Information Center - In Years Past - 50 Years Ago “Harry Einstein, 54, dies backstage of a heart attack, after a superb performance at a Friar's Club Testimonial Dinner honoring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. After no chance at doctors trying to revive Harry, Desi Arnaz stepped forward: “This dinner is something I?e looked forward to for a long time but it doesn't mean anything now. They say the show must go on; but, why must it?†published this date in 2008.

TheLucyLounge Website - “Autographed photograph of Lucille Ball that hung in life-long friend of Lucille and Desi, Bob Hope's Office, fetched more than $6,500, at auction the weekend of October 20, in a sale of Hope memorabilia. Proceeds from the sale, which raised more than $600,000, will go to benefit the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation, which helps charities that were close to the late comic legend. The photo of Ball, in her Lucy Ricardo guise playing a toothless gypsy, is inscribed to 'Rapid Robert' - Hope's nickname, because of his quick-fire comic delivery and says, 'because he loves beauty. XX Lucy?'†is posted this date in 2008.

TheLucyLounge Website – bweir - For immediate release - PR Log (Press Release) “Actor Mitch Vogel to Guest on Getting To Know You, with Susan McCray 'Golden Globe Nominee, will appear December 1st - KSAV.org to radio talk about his career his film and television co-stars, including Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, (Yours, Mine & Ours - 1968) in which Mitch portrayed Tommy North,'.... posted this date in 2009.

 

November 25

 

Jessie Royce Landis, Lucille Ball co-star Critic's Choice, 1963; with Desi Arnaz IV, in Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, 1971, as Grandmother Greher, is born this date in 1896.

Ricardo Montelban, Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island fame; Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1961; The Untouchables, 1961; The Greatest Show on Earth, 1963; Mission: Impossible, 1967; Star Trek, 1967; and Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1972; with Desi Arnaz IV, on Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1972; archivally, with Lucille, That's Dancing! 1985; with Lucille, via archival footage on The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, 1993, as well as 50 Years of Funny Females, 1995, is born this date in 1920.

Jeffrey Hunter, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Here's Hollywood, 1962; Star Trek, episodes, 1966; and Lucille Ball film, A Guide for the Married Man, technical advisor/mountain climber, 1967, is born this date in 1926.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears as a dance hall girl, uncredited, in Paramount Pictures', Take A Chance, co-starring Lillian Roth and Buddy Rogers, among others, released this date in 1933.

LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “One of the nicer things is an old clothes party which Lucille Ball, RKO actress, is giving next week to aid at least six families and to make this Christmas considerably brighter. Lucille is inviting 20 fashionable girl friends, each being asked to bring all their discarded dresses, shoes and hats as an admittance ticket. A grand idea,†published this date in 1937.

Hollywood Citizen News, “RKO confirmed abandonment of Annabel series; but that will not slow Lucille Ball's career, now getting ready for Twelve Crowded Hours,†published this date in 1938.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures' Untamed, as Les Woodbury, co-starring Byron Foulger, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Morison, Ray Milland, among many others, released this date in 1940.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Warner Brothers' Gentleman Jim, as Billy Delaney, co-starring Ward Bond, Jack Carson, Errol Flynn, Alan Hale, Alexis Smith, James Flavin, William Hopper, Lon McAllister, Pat Moriarty and Pat O'Malley, uncredited, among many others, released on this date in 1942.

Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra appear at Ciro's Hollywood, California, on this date in 1946.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband, episode #64, with veteran supporting cast members, Hal March, Hans Conried and Frank Nelson, airs this date in 1949.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband, episode #107, airs this date in 1950.

Lucille Ball is the first actress bestowed “Woman of the Year†Award by the B'Nai B'rith, just after her final innocence confirmation of the 'red scare' voting registration, this date in 1953.

Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music, (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #113, this date in 1954.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Ethel's Hometownâ€â€“ with the Mayer Twins, as Little Ricky, and veteran supporting co-star, Kathryn Card, as Mrs. McGillicuddy, wherein Ethel's ego gets away with her, and filmed this date in 1955.

Desi Arnaz stars in CBS Television/Desilu Productions', Our Miss Brooks “The King and Brooks,†directed by William Asher, airing this date in 1955.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) four principal stars, on 'break' for a ten-day holiday, set out on a seven-day personal appearance tour to Miami, New Orleans, and Houston, this date in 1956.

Variety, “Harry Einstein. (Parkyakarkus) Fatally Strickenâ€, published this date in 1958.

The Top Ten TV Shows for the period November 11 - November 25 are: Beverly Hillbillies(*), Red Skelton(*), Candid Camera, Ben Casey, (“I Love Lucyâ€)(*), Danny Thomas(*), Jack Benny(*), Andy Griffith(*), Gunsmoke, and (“I've Got A Secretâ€). 9 of the 10 were CBS, 5 of the top ten were on Monday night; and, those 5, were Desilu Studios-filmed(*) programs!!! NBC's top entry was Bonanza, at #13.

Desi Arnaz IV, performs as Dino, Desi & Billy, on Sammy Davis, Jr., TV Special: Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children, airing this date in 1965.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy Sells Craig to Wayne Newton†- Bob O'Brien, writer - Lucy and family go to a nightclub to see Wayne Newton, guest co-star, and get Craig a drummer job, airing this date in 1968.

Jack Albertson, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1938; guest star, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars “High Pitchâ€, with Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Lucy's Mertzes), guest star (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1956; Desilu Productions' Our Miss Brooks, 1956; Sheriff of Cochise, 1956; December Bride, 1958; The Ann Sothern Show, 1960; guest, Desilu Studios-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1961; Desilu Productions', Glynis, 1963; as well as Lucille's guest, The Lucy Show, 1964,. dies this date in 1981.

Eleanor Audley, Lucille Ball co-star, CBS Radio, My Favorite Husband, replacing Bea Benaderet, as Letitia Cooper; guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Our Miss Brooks, 1956; (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Wants to Move to the Country†and “Lucy Raises Tulips†1957; Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of America, 1957, guest, The Ann Sothern Show, 2 episodes, 1959; The Gun of Zangara, 1960, The Untouchables, 2 episodes, 1960; guest, Desilu Studios-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1961, as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show, 4 episodes, 1961-1963, dies this date in 1991.

Flip Wilson, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€) 1971, dies this date in 1998.

 

November 26

 

Frances Dee, Lucille Ball co-star, United Artists' Blood Money, 1933; as well as appears with Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars, 1982, is born this date in 1909.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) stars on Broadway, in Son's O'Guns, as Hobson, in a role that fits his gruff personality perfectly, Imperial Theater, 295 performances, through August 9, 1930, debuts this date in 1929.

Robert Goulet, guest appears on Desilu Studios-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1964; Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1967; appears with Lucie Arnaz, The 35th Annual Tony Awards, 1981; as well as with Lucille, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, 1987, is born this date in 1933.

Rich Little, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1971, as himself; appears with Lucille, Phyllis Diller's 102nd Birthday Party 1974; with Lucille, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball, 1975, and Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart, 1978; with Lucille, Sinatra: The First 40 Years, 1980; Headliner, Lucy-Desi Memorial Day Festival in Jamestown, NY, 1999, as well as with Lucille,.via archival footage, You Know the Face, among many other stars, 2009, is born this date in 1938.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Seance†- veteran supporting cast member, Jay Novello, as Mr. Meriweather, appears in his first episode of many - Lucy and Ethel are interested in numerology and horoscopes; Lucy holds a seance; which episode is based, in part, on My Favorite Husband “Numerology,†judged a fan favorite, airing this date in 1951.

Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, “What God Hath Wrought,†co-starring Eduard Franz, among others, airs on this date in 1952.

Lucille, Desi, Vivian Vance and Bill Frawley (The Mertzes) are invited to the White House to dine with President Eisenhower, wife and he, staunch (“I Love Lucyâ€) fans, among other guests (Desi, during this 'visit', to the President: “They said a foreigner with an accent wouldn't be believable playing an average American husbandâ€, to which the President replied: “But, in Kansas, they said I'd never be President! You know what we are? A couple of walking miracles!â€. on this date in 1953.

Despite earlier announcement of MGM and (“I Love Lucyâ€) tie-in, the Arnazes 'actual' Metro deal was not finalized until this date in 1955.

CBS The Lucy Show 30-minutes, black & white not a misprint, nor Miss Ball's classic 1960's sitcom. Re-runs of (“I Love Lucyâ€) Sundays did so well for CBS, it decides to add an extra night - re-runs Saturdays, early evening. New graphics are made to reflect the change of title and sponsor this date in 1955.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Desert Island†- Ricky is asked to appear in a film documentary in Miami; the girls get jealous; arrange a boat excursion at the time of the contest; get stranded and out of gas on a desert island, guest co-starring Joi Lansing, in her first comedic role; (later in an episode of Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and The Mothers-In-Law) and Claude Akins, as the Indian; with Keith Thibodeaux, as Little Ricky, airs this date in 1956.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), guest stars as Mr. Thomas, on Desilu Studios-filmed The Red Skelton Show, with Red Skelton, with co-stars, Dick Elliot and Ray Kellogg, among others, on this date in 1958.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy Puts up a TV Antenna†- Lucy and Viv go up on the roof to replace a television antenna, the hilarious episode, airs this date in 1962.

Desilu Productions', The Greatest Show on Earth “Leaves In The Windâ€, starring Jack Palance, as Johnny Slate, co-starring, Nina Foch, among others, airs this date in 1963.

Desi Arnaz Productions', Desi executive producer, The Mothers-in-Law, “Through The Lurking Glassâ€; co-starring, Jay Novello, as The bum, and Stafford Repp, as Patrolman Carver, with regular cast members, airs this date in 1967.

Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appear (via archival footage), among many other stars having appeared in co-starring 'sidekick' roles; on Lifetime Television's TV's Greatest Sidekicks, airing this date in 2004.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, by Loren Kent: Second Legacy of Laughter Set For Hollywood - “Lucy-Desi organizers offer follow-up seminar honoring America's best-known comedian and the legacy of laughter created by her and others a second 'LOL', an interactive celebration . . . December 10, Lucie Arnaz moderates the panel: 'Desi and I searched for this for some time . . . in a way, to explore, extend and celebrate the global impact our parents created through (“I Love Lucyâ€), a way of continuing the 54th Anniversary and our first LOL in Jamestown, October 15, second, held at the Howard Fine Acting Studio, Hollywood, CA,†published this date in 2005.

 

November 27

 

Marshall Thompson, co-star, Private Secretary - Ann Sothern - Susie McNamara, 1955; pre-Desilu Productions' The Ann Sothern Show, and co-star, Desilu Productions' Those Whiting Girls, 1957; Angel, as Johnny Smith. 12 episodes. 1960-61, is born this date in 1925.

LA Examiner, Louella O. Parsons: “Just before I left NY, a delegation representing 200 autograph collectors there called to give me their list of the most-agreeable 'fingers' - one of whom is Lucille Ball,†published this date in 1947.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband, episode #20, with veteran supporting cast members, John Hiestand, Hans Conried, Mary Lansing, Frank Nelson, and Jean VanderPyl, airs this date in 1948.

Quick News Weekly cover: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear this date in 1950.

Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America “Return of a Bombardier†starring Skip Homeier, among others, airs on this date in 1956.

Love, Lucy, by Lucille Ball: “. . . Desi Arnaz, between the second and third acts of our show, with long-time friend and Production Manager, W. Argyle Nelson, who left RKO, in early 1953, to join Desilu Productions, and Ed Holly, Desilu Treasurer present, closes the deal by telephone, to buy RKO Studios for $6,150,000, and the next day we owned thirty-three more sound stages, eleven more than 20th Century-Fox and four more than MGM. We were like kids in a candy store, touring our new permanent sets, etc.,†this date in 1957.

Love, Lucy, by Lucille Ball: “ . . . .invited to address a class in Hollywood on comedy techniques; went once and was invited back for twenty-two weeks. During the summer, remembering Lela Rogers and the theater workshop on the RKO lot, I decided to reactivate the Workshop and give some talented youngsters in their twenties a boost into show business,†this date in 1958.

Desilu Productions' Yancy Derringer, Jock Mahoney, as Yancy, among others, “The Saga of Lonesome Jacksonâ€, co-starring Gene Evans, among many others; with W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor and Don E. Sharpe, Executive Producer, airs this date in 1958.

Variety: “(The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour) 'The Ricardos Go to Japan’ . . . overworked - the piece was as Japanese as Desi's accent,†published this date in 1959.

The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show: “The Ricardos Go To Japan,†Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer/Director, and Jack Aldworth, Assistant Director - the Ricardos and Mertzes go to Japan; Lucy wants a pearl necklace; guest co-stars, Kathryn Card, Teru Shimada, and co-star, Robert Cummings, as the 'next-door neighbor', arranges for her to purchase the necklace despite Ricky's objections; Lucy's forced to return them; gives Cummings 'fake' pearls; follows him to geisha house to return them. Episode marks the last appearance of veteran supporting cast member, Card, as Lucy's mother, Mrs. McGillicuddy; and with Bert Granet, Producer, Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, Writers, Madelyn Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., Script Consultants; W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor; James A. Paisley, Production Manager (seventh of eight episodes); Wilbur Hatch, original music, and E.C. Norton, Music Editor; Eliot Daniel, Composer; Theme Music; Hal King, Makeup Artist; Irma Kusely, Hair Stylist; and Edward Stevenson, Miss Ball's Wardrobe, with Charles West, Art Department; as well as Re-recording Editor, Jerry Rosenthal, and airing this date in 1959.

NY Daily News: Lucille Ball, to Kay Gardella: “'. . . I had been vice president in charge of dusting . . . ', as first woman owning controlling interest in a major film studio; but, left no doubt she would be leaving the 'running of it' to others. . .â€, published this date in 1962.

NY Daily News: Lucille Ball: “If he (Gary Morton) had done something bad, I would have left,†(told to a reporter years later) “ . . . but, he renounced stand-up comedy and set about to develop a golf center; produce offbeat short films; and had a role in my show,†published this date in 1962.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy Sues Mooneyâ€, guest co-starring Jack Carter, personal friend of Lucille Ball, who introduced her to Gary Morton; Lucy is injured at Mooney's home; with veteran supporting cast member, Mary Jane Croft, whose cousin is an ambulance chaser, helps Lucy sue Mooney, airing this date in 1967.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Her Prince Charming†- guest co-starring Ricardo Montalban - a Prince hires Harry to find him an American wife; meets Lucy and its all over; airing this date in 1972.

Lucie Arnaz, as Det. Bess Stacey, co-stars, with Angela Lansbury, in an episode of Murder, She Wrote “Wearing of the Greenâ€, airing this date in 1985.

John Carradine, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, RKO Radio, 1936; 1939; guest Desilu Studios-filmed The Red Skelton Show, 1956, 1958, 1959; The Lineup, 1958; The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1959; Desilu Productions', Harrigan and Son, 1960; Here's Hollywood, 1961; and The Lucy Show, 1964; with Desi Arnaz IV, House of the Long Shadows, 1983, as well as via archival footage, his memoriam tribute, The 61st Annual Academy Awards, one of Lucille Ball's last public appearances, 1989, dies this date in 1988.

Marc Lawrence, guest, Desilu Productions’, The Untouchables, 1960, 1961, 1963; as well as Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1971, dies this date in 2005.

 

November 28

 

Harry Bartell, supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952, 2 episodes, 1955; Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of America, 1954; The Walter Winchell File, 1957; Whirlybirds, 1957, 1958; The Texan, 1960; as well as The Untouchables, 1959, 1961, is born this date in 1913.

Elliott Lewis, husband, Lucy veteran supporting cast member, Mary Jane Croft; first made his mark as an actor, producer and director on radio in the last 30's; host - CBS', Suspense Radio Drama - 946 episodes - 6/17/42-9/30/62; moving into television in the 50's, radio remained his first love and he continued to direct the occasional radio play well into the 1970's; Executive Producer; producer, Desilu Productions' The Lucy Show, 1962; 2 episodes. 1963; as well as Desilu Productions' Producer, Vacation Playhouse, The Two of Us, (an 'unsold' CBS sitcom), 1966, and The Mothers-In-Law, as producer, 1967, and director, 35 episodes 1967-69; is born this date in 1917.

Gloria Grahame, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Without Love, 1945; with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, at A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954; as well as Desilu Productions'. Harrigan & Son, 1961, is born this date in 1923.

Lucille Ball appears on NBC Radio, Good News of 1940, airing this date in 1939.

Hollywood Citizen: Lucille Ball Interview: “I call my early years in Hollywood, my 'hey, hey period; new beau every night, went to all the clubs, and love to dance'â€, published this date in 1941.

Over dinner and a romantic evening, with promises, on the eve of their 4th wedding anniversary and the date of Lucille's court appearance in divorce proceedings, Lucille and Desi reconcile and discontinue the divorce, this date in 1944.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Reunited Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are doing a show together at Birmingham Hospital, a play co-written by Desi Arnaz, G.I'm Happy,†published this date in 1944.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Million Dollar Idea†– wherein Fred raves about Lucy's wonderful homemade salad dressing, and filmed this date in 1954.

Desi Arnaz and Orchestra perform (“I Love Lucyâ€), “Lucy Goes to a Rodeoâ€, revolving around Fred staging a western show; then, Ricky is booked for a rodeo, and is forced to hire Lucy and the Mertzes, with supporting cast member, John Gallaudet, airing this date in 1955.

Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with Lucy veteran supporting cast member, Hans Conried, Host, who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests, co-starring this segment, Paul Lynde, airing this date in 1963.

Desi Arnaz IV stars in ABC Hollywood Palace, Season 5, Episode 20, with Billy Hinsche and Dean Paul Martin, as Dino, Desi & Billy, airing this date in 1968.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy and Pat Collins†- Bob O'Brien, Ray Singer, writers - Mooney has insomnia; Lucy takes him to a hypnotist, guest co-starring Pat Collins; they both get hypnotized; airing this date in 1966.

Lucille Ball's Bicentennial Minute - shown Thanksgiving night, is part of CBS America's 200th Birthday Bi-Centennial Minutes, in one-minute spots aired on prime time, nightly for two consecutive years, was about the corn-shucking parties New Englanders held to relieve themselves of the monotony of everyday life, airing this date in 1974.

CBS Salutes Lucy The First 25 Years a taped-tribute to Lucille Ball, produced by husband, Gary Morton. CBS boss, Bill Paley, with many guest co-stars, two of whom are Gale Gordon and Bob Hope, (and all in videotape appearances set up by each of them separately including special 'thanks' by Lucie Arnaz) and Desi Arnaz (also film clip) television appearance is the first since 1960, with Lucillel; but, the two were not seen together on camera; Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Bill via archival footage (Lucy's The Mertzes) also in attendance, Vivian's first Lucy appearance since surgery, airs this date in 1976.

LA Times, Dick Roraback: “Review of “Lucy & Ricky & Fred & Ethel, by Bart Andrews,†published this date in 1976.

The NY Times Trends in Television: “Lucille Ball deplores the state of current programming; dislikes violence, drugs and sex,†published this date in 1976.

Guy Marks, co-star, 19 episodes, Desilu Studios-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1962-63, The Danny Thomas Show, 1964, My Living Doll, 1965; Lucille Ball guest, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1969; as well as Lucille's co-star, Bungle Abbey, 1981, dies this date in 1987.

Lucille Ball appears on NY Post cover this date in 1989.

Garry Moore, moderator of (“I've Got a Secretâ€) - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz' long-time friend, dies this date in 1993.

All That - another episode with a sketch called I Luv Lucy, with Amanda Bynes, as Lucy; Victor Cohn Lopez, as Ricky; Kenan Thompson, as Fred; and Lori Beth Denberg, as Ethel, is broadcast on this date in 1998.

Lucille Ball and mother, DeDe's, remains are relocated to Lucille's hometown in Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, NY and placed on the Hunt/Ball family plot per Lucille Ball's wishes, this date in 2003.

 

November 29

 

Lucille Ball's great grandfather, mother DeDe's grandfather, Reuben Hunt, dies this date in 1889.

Lucille Ball appears, as Gwendolyn Dilley, in Columbia film I Dream Too Much, co-starring Henry Fonda, Lily Pons, among others, released this date in 1935.

Desi Arnaz proposes to Lucille Ball in NYC, Pierre Hotel, where Lucille has a suite while filming Too Many Girls, being interviewed by Eleanor Harris Readers Digest; when Eleanor left, Desi proposed, and they left the next morning driving to Greenwich, Connecticut to be married, this date in 1940.

Lucille Ball appears on Picturegoer (England) Magazine cover this date in 1941.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear together on TV Forecast cover this week in 1952.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Ethel's Birthday†- Fred asks Lucy to buy Ethel's birthday present since she never likes what he gives her; Lucy does - Ethel hates it - the girls go at it, airing this date in 1954.

Rehearsals for the first Lucy 'set', in Hollywood, “L.A. at Lastâ€, William Holden donating his co-guest-star services began this date in 1954.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - AP Television-Radio Writer Cynthia Lowrey - Hillbillies, Lucy Again Head List “A new 'top 10' list of television programs was released by AC Neilsen Co the research organization whose reports are considered most authoritative by the industry and, once again, The Lucy Show is on top of the list,†published this date in 1962.

The Lucy Show “Lucy and the Return of Iron Man†- Lucy and veteran supporting cast member, Mary Jane Croft, run into Mooney at the races who sees a client; ducks out, leaving winning tickets with Lucy, who mistakenly tears them up; airing this date in 1965.

Lucille Ball appears in Swing Out, Sweet Land, as the “Voice†of the Statue of Liberty, with many other stars, advertised as John Wayne's Tribute to America, winner of a Primetime Emmy for the music director, D. Frontiere, 1971, show released on this date in 1970.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy Helps David Frost Go Night-Nightâ€, guest co-starring talk show host, David Frost, who hires the Agency to find him a companion to keep fans away; airing this date in 1971.

Lucille Ball appears on the Merv Griffin Show, with Gary Morton, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz IV, Bob Hope, and Gale Gordon, the only TV talk show appearance with both of her children, and one of the few for Gale Gordon, just after finishing an episode of (“Here's Lucyâ€) - a preview screening of forthcoming Mame also is shown, airing this date in 1973.

Lucille Ball hosts CBS (A Lucille Ball Special): “Lucy Comes to Nashville, taped on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House, the only TV variety special Lucille ever hosts carrying her name; first-rate musical performances, with talented guests, and airing this date in 1978.

Natalie Wood, co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Blue Veil, 1951; appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Toast of the Town, 1956; co-stars with Vivian (Ethel Mertz) The Great Race, 1965; with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1992; with the Arnazes (all three via archival footage) Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997; as well as with Lucille (both via archival footage) Bob Hope at 100, 2003, dies this date in 1981.

Herb Vigran, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1940, 1947, 1948, 1951; long-time Arnazes and Desilu friend, employee, supporting cast member, and guest co-star, 1953; (“I Love Lucyâ€), 4 episodes, with Vivian Vance and William (The Mertzes) 1952-54; guest star, Desilu Productions' December Bride, 1954; guest, Desilu-filmed, Make Room For Daddy, 1955; Desilu Productions' Acting Director, Our Miss Brooks, one episode, 1953, and one episode, 1956; Cavalcade of America, 1956; guest, among many others, Shower of Stars, 1957; The Texan, 1959, The Untouchables, 1959; Whirlybirds, 1959; The Ann Sothern Show, 1959-60, Angel, 1960; guest, The Lucy Show, two episodes, as well as one with Vivian (Ethel Mertz) and Desi Arnaz IV, 1964-66; and Desi Arnaz Productions', The Mothers-In-Law, 1968, dies this date in 1986.

Frank J. Scannell, Lucille Ball co-star, 1945 and 1946; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1947; with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1950; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952; co-star, William (Fred Mertz), 1952; Desilu Productions' The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 4 episodes between 1955-1958, and The Untouchables, 1960 and 1961, Lucille's guest (Here's Lucyâ€), 1971 as well as via archival footage, Desilu Productions' (“I Love Lucyâ€) filmed 1953, released 2007, dies this date in 1989.

Ralph Bellamy, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1940; guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Here? Hollywood, 1961; as well as appearing with Lucille Ball, The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1986, dies this date in 1991.

Eagle Rock Entertainment Public Broadcast Service (PBS) Desi Arnaz appears, via archive footage presenting Rod Serling his Emmy, in a documentary: American Masters: Rod Serling: Submitted for your Approval, broadcast on this date in 1995.

John Drew Barrymore, co-stars will William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1934; guest co-stars in Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1958; appears, via archival footage(s): Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1962, Fractured Flickers, 1963; with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, via archival footage, Judy Garland's Hollywood, 1997; as well as You Know the Face, 2009, each via archival footage, dies this date in 2004.

 

November 30

 

Ramsay Hill, guest, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956; as well as Desilu Studios-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1956, is born this date in 1890.

Marco Rizo, member of Desi Arnaz Orchestra, appears in (“I Love Lucyâ€)â€, 1951, 2 episodes,1952; as well as Lucy-Desi Memorial Day Festival in Jamestown, NY, 1998, is born this date in 1915.

Efram Zimbalist, Jr., guest co-star, Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1962; co-star, with Lucie Arnaz, Who Is The Black Dahlia? 1975; with Lucille Ball, The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1986; as well as with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, archivally, TV Land Moguls “The 50'sâ€, 2004, is born this date in 1918.

Richard Crenna, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz' guest co-star, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952; Desilu Productions as Walter Denton, of Our Miss Brooks, 89 episodes, 1952-55; 1956; star, Desilu Studios-filmed The Real McCoys, (159 episodes, 1957-1963), guest stars, Desilu-filmed, The Andy Griffith Show, 8 episodes, 1963-64; guest stars, Desilu Productions', Vacation Playhouse, 1965; directs Vacation Playhouse, 1965; with Desi Arnaz, Jr., Red Sky at Morning, 1971; appears with Lucille, as co-Host, Part II - CBS: On the Air, 1978; reminisced about working with Lucille on The (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001, and co-star, The Desilu Story, as himself, 2003, is born this date in 1926.

Jack Ging, guest co-star, Desilu Studios-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1960; Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1962; as well as Mannix, 1968, is born this date in 1931.

Lucille Ball appears, uncredited, in Columbia film, Broadway Bill, starring Broadway Bill, Myrna Loy, Jason Robards; also in uncredited roles, Irving Bacon, Brooks Benedict, Ward Bond, Alan Hale, Paul Harvey, Charles Lane, Dennis O'Keefe, Pat O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, released this date in 1934.

Probate Judge Harold L. Nape waived 5-day wait required by Connecticut Law, and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are married by Justice of the Peace, John P. O'Brien at the Byran Beagle Club, Greenwich, Connecticut, noon on Saturday, and held their wedding party at the El Morocco, a white-tie-and-tails-type reception, with friends from La Conga, and many others, the Band playing many Lucille Ball's movie songs, as well as all the songs from Too Many Girls, this date in 1940.

[Research Note: This note appears with several dates of importance in prelude to Lucille and Desi's performances toward the now-world-famous pairing of (“I Love Lucyâ€) which made history and will perpetuate.] Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on NBC The Peter Lind Hayes Show - although little is known about this appearance, veteran supporting cast member, Mary Wickes, makes her second appearance with Lucille, as the maid, airing this date in 1950.

Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #13, is filmed this date in 1951.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on Tempo News Weekly cover this date in 1953.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Too Many Crooks†- the same time as Fred's birthday, there is a rash of burglaries by a woman crook; Ethel sees Lucy with a tweed coat, thinks Lucy is the burglar; and Lucy thinks Ethel is, guest co-starring Allen Jenkins, as the cop, and Elizabeth Patterson, as Mrs. Trumbull. After the filming of the episode, Desi holds a surprise anniversary party for Lucille at Mocambo Night Club, Hollywood, which party becomes the plot of a following-season episode, airing this date in 1953.

Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., writers for Lucille Ball for many years and the majority of the Lucy shows, wrote a poem (as their gift to the couple who already had everything, making gift-giving a problem) for Lucille and Desi on the occasion of the surprise anniversary party Desi held for Lucy and friends in Hollywood at the Mocambo, the owner wheeling in a TV set at 9:00, so the guests could enjoy (“I Love Lucyâ€), along with 46 million other devotees of (“I Love Lucyâ€), this date in 1953.

Desilu Productions' Ed Hamilton says studio anxious for him to check 'sets' for authenticity of the Constitution in preparation for the 'transatlantic voyage'. Allison S. Graham, director of publicity (AEL), will oversee production of the two (“I Love Lucyâ€) episodes, this date in 1955.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Bon Voyageâ€, filming of Episode #140, commencement of the European Series aboard the Constitution, the set site of the celebration of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 15th wedding anniversary, this date in 1955.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy Gets Her Maid†- Bob O'Brien, writer - Lucy is jealous of the finery of the Danfield Art Society she and Viv want to join, as they all have maids, airing this date in 1964.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Rudy Vallee†- Lucy and Harry find Rudy Vallee waiting tables; Lucy decides to make him a star again; also co-starring veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Vanna Barra, and airing this date in 1970.

Zeppo Marx, one brother of the legendary Marx Brothers, dies this date in 1979.

Desi Arnaz IV stars in NBC Universal TV Advice to the Lovelorn, as Steve Vernon, co-starring, among others, Paul Burke, Cloris Leachman, and Tina Louise, released this date in 1981.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz speak to each other for the last time by telephone (Desi Arnaz, very ill, dies two days later) this date in 1986.

Fox and Syndicated, A Beverly Hills Christmas, sixty minutes, James Stewart hosting, with Lucille Ball (her only career religious broadcast) reading from the Bible, and many other stars, airing this date in 1987.

Jean Parker, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, RKO Radio, The Farmer In The Dell, 1936, dies this date in 2005.

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