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December 9

 

Hermione Gingold, guest Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1958; guest stars, 2 appearances, with Lucie Arnaz, The Virginia Graham Show, 1971, is born this date in 1897

Herbert Lytton, cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1956; guest, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, 1956; as well as Official Detective, 1957, is born this date in 1897.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lucille Ball early-career co-star, RKO, Joy of Living and Having a Wonderful Time, 1938, as well as Desilu Studios-filmed Fractured Flickers, 1963; appears with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), Password All-Stars, 1963, and with Lucille, Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special, 1981; as well as with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops, 1994; is born this date in 1909.

Broderick Crawford, Lucille Ball early film-career friend; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), Ambush, 1939; guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1962, as well as appears with Lucille, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1971; is born this date in 1911.

Kirk Douglas, Lucille Ball guest-co-star, The Lucy Show, as himself, 1966, is born this date in 1916.

John Cassavetes, with Lucille Ball, Hedda Hopper's Hollywood, 1960; guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1961; in his memoriam, with Lucille, The 61st Annual Academy Awards, 1989, her final public appearance on stage, is born this date in 1929.

Lucille Ball appears in RKO-Radio The Next Time I Marry, co-starring, among others, Chuck Hamilton, character actor/stuntman, released this date in 1938.

Film Daily, RKO-Radio Next Time I Marry: “Plot pattern of the rich and willful girl who marries a stranger and makes him regret it. Lucille Ball does fairly well in her part,†published this date in 1938.

Desi Arnaz is paid $247.50 for appearing in the movie Too Many Girls, 1939, where he meets Lucille Ball, who is also in the movie, this date in 1938.

Lucille Ball appears on NBC Radio's Kraft Music Hall, on this date in 1943.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “The French Lessonsâ€, co-starring veteran supporting cast member, Hal March, airs this date in 1949.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “Trying to Cash the Prize Checkâ€, co-starring veteran supporting cast members, Sandra Gould, Frank Nelson, and guest co-star, Jerry Hausner, airs this date in 1950.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Don Juan and the Starletsâ€â€“ with veteran supporting cast member, Ross Elliott, in which Ricky is cast as an unmarried Latin lover in a movie assignment, which makes Lucy angry, is filmed this date in 1954.

Don Osmond, famous of the Osmond Brothers, with Marie; Lucille Ball's guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€), as himself, 1972; appears with Lucille, A Tribute to Mr. Television: Milton Berle, 1978; with Lucille, Happy Birthday, Bob, 1978; as well as with Lucille and Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars II, 1985, is born this date in 1957.

NY Times Magazine: “Lucy Becomes President,†published this date in 1960.

Lucille Ball appears on ABC, Twelve Star Salute To The Federation Of Jewish Philanthropies, a salute to the great charitable work of the F.J.P., with songs and comedy; mostly testimonials to the fine deeds of this organization, airing this date in 1961.

NY Times Magazine, Gilbert Millstein: “Lucy Becomes President,†published this date in 1962.

The Lucy Show “Lucy and the Military Academyâ€, guest co-starring Jackie Coogan - Lucy's son, Jerry, is off to military academy usual hilarity results, episode airs this date in 1963.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Guess Who Owes Lucy $23.50†- a crook masquerading as guest co-star, Van Johnson, appears at Lucy's door, and which episode is written for Van to plug his and Lucille's latest film, Yours, Mine, & Ours, airing this date in 1968.

Louella O. Parsons, Reporter, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz' friend of many years, dies this date in 1972.

Lucille Ball and Gary Morton appear on NBC The Bob Hope Christmas Show, the only time Lucille and Gary Morton appear as husband and wife within a TV sketch, airing this date in 1973.

Lucille Ball appears, CBS Van Dyke and Company, one of the last episodes of the short-lived variety series; Lucille in an opening 'skit' with Dick Van Dyke, coming into a shop owned by her; he, seeking new body parts. Lucille also appears in a 'skit' “Cancellationâ€, Dick playing a newly-promoted network executive; another 'skit' “Child Brideâ€, is about a woman who marries an old man; and another, with Dick, Lucille, and Andy Kaufman; as well as “The Touristsâ€, all written by Van Dyke and others, airing this date in 1976.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are all smiles and proud to welcome their first grandson, Simon Luckinbill, this date in 1980.

Lucille Ball stars in CBS All-Star Party for Lucille Ball – with husband, Gary Morton; her children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz IV; along with nearly twenty other stars, this date in 1984.

NY Sunday News Kay Gardella: Lucille Ball Is Off for Gotham and Hollywood - 1930's - Carole Lombard to Lucille: “What are they doing to you?â€. advising her how to accessorize and to dress economically, and giving advice on her career path,†published this date in 1984.

Ernest Shelton creates a life-size bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball, which is unveiled and placed in the courtyard of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, placed alongside 24 other sculptures of TV pioneers, this date in 1991.

The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY - Sabrina Blanco: Chamber Recognizes Jamestown's Best: “The jewel of downtown Jamestown spent Thursday as a venue to honor the jewels of the Jamestown community. Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce members presented five awards one of which - 'Pride of Jamestown' to the Executive Director, on behalf of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. . . (his) leadership of the Center to greater heights,†published this date in 2005.

Georgia Gibbs, guest Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of Stars, 1949-1952; as well as Shower of Stars, 1956 and 1957, dies this date in 2006.

The Latest From Everything Lucy Blogspot - Lucy's Personal Assistants Revisit 'Stu's Show', on Shokus Internet Radio: “Wanda Clark, Lucille Ball's personal secretary for 27 years, and Frank Gorey, Lucy's 'major domo', at her Roxbury home for 30 years, will appear December 10, 4:00 P.M., PST, on Shokus Internet Radio, sharing their memories of working behind the scenes with television's favorite redhead,†posted this date in 2008.

Lucie Arnaz Website: “Lucie Arnaz will appear in concert, 'An Evening with Lucie Arnaz', Musical Director, Ron Abel', at the RRAZZ room, San Francisco, California, through the 13th of December, on this date in 2009.

Gene Barry, of Burke's Law and Bat Masterson fame, Desi Arnaz co-star, Desilu Productions' Our Miss Brooks, 1955; Our Miss Brooks, 12 episodes, 1955-56. The Walter Winchell File, 1957, 1958; as well as appears with Lucille Ball, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987, dies this date in 2009.

 

December 10

 

Victor McLaglen, Lucille Ball early film career co-star, 1934, as well as appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Hollywood Without Make-up, 1963, is born this date in 1886.

Una Merkel, Lucille Ball's distant relative, both remotely related to George Washington each a Descendant of Lucinda Ball, a cousin of the first President of the United States, and early-film career co-star, United Artists', Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back, 1934; and RKO Radio, 1937; appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1940, 1941, 1950; appears with Lucille, That's Dancing! 1985; as well as That's Entertainment! III, 1994, both via archival footage, is born this date in 1903.

Harold Gould, guest, Desilu Productions' The Untouchables, 1963; Mission: Impossible, 1969; co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), Rhoda, 1975; as well as an uncredited role, with Desi Arnaz IV, The Love Boat, 1978, is born this date in 1923.

Dan Blocker, guest co-stars Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, 1957; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; guest, Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1961; appears with Lucille Ball, Swing Out, Sweet Land, with many other stars, 1970; is born this date in 1928.

Lucille Ball appears, undredited, as a beauty operator, in Columbia film Fugitive Lady, co-starring William Demarest, and, uncredited, Bess Flowers, Pat O'Malley, among others, released this date in 1934.

LA Evening Herald Examiner, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball's take-off on Simone Simon's acting at Rathbone Party, was enjoyed loudly by la Simon,†published this date in 1937.

Tommy Kirk, Desilu Productions' The Californians, 1957; and Angel, (unknown year), is born this date in 1941.

Hollywood Citizen News, Lowell E. Redelings: “Lucille Ball has ordered a three-room prefabricated house for her new housekeeper's family,†published this date in 1945.

Hollywood Citizen News, Bob Thomas: “Desi Arnaz got a release from Metro and plans to organize a band,†published this date in 1945.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Fur Coat†- Lucy assumes Desi has bought her a fur coat for their anniversary, the first appearance of Ricky's smoking jacket, airing this date in 1951.

Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, “No Greater Loveâ€, co-starring Arthur Franz, airs on this date in 1952.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Charm Schoolâ€â€“ the men pay too much attention to a model, Lucy and Ethel attend a charm school, episode is filmed this date in 1953.

Lucille Ball appears on TV Guide cover this week in 1955.

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

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after discovering that building a “weekend get-a-way home†in Palm Springs near a golf course, they faced exclusivity of membership restriction(s), break ground for the Western Hills Hotel & Indian Wells Country Club (brainstorm of Desi Arnaz), on this date in 1956.

The Lucy Show “Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room†- Lucy and Viv both bring home dates for a home-cooked meal, and rather than argue bout it, go to a restaurant, airing this date in 1962.

Desilu Productions', The Greatest Show on Earth “Lady in Limboâ€, starring Jack Palance, as Johnny Slate, co-starring Lucille Ball, in a guest appearance, as horse trainer, Kate Reynolds, who has no time for friends, yet takes in an orphan child; also co-starring Roger C. Carmel, Bill Mumy, among others, and airs this date in 1963.

Patsy Moran, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1944, and (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1954, dies this date in 1968.

Desert Sun (Palm Springs), Sidney Phillips: “Desi Arnaz Took His Show on the Military Road,†published this date in 1986.

Eve McVeagh, guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Black Wig†1954; as well as Lucille Ball guest (“Here' Lucyâ€) “The Bow Wow Boutique†1973, dies this date in 1997.

Marie Windsor, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1942; Desi Arnaz' co-star, 1942; and Desilu Productions' The Californians, 1957; Yancy Derringer, 1958; CBS’ New Comedy Showcase, 1960; Here's Hollywood, 1961; with Lucille, 1963 film; Desilu Productions' Mannix, 1968, dies this date in 2000.

Vivian Vance's (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) costume from (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Black Wig, (a swatch of which) will go up for auction in Profiles In History Hollywood Auction, expecting to sell for between $800-$1200, this date in 2004.

Legacy of Laughter - “Lucy-Desi Center Hosts 'LOL', in Hollywood, the second program in search of ways to explore, extend and celebrate the global impact of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, created through their television show (“I Love Lucyâ€), this date in 2005.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - “Lucy-Desi Official To Host TV Ceremony, by The Post Journal Staff - Beverly Hills - “Lucie Arnaz, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center Board President, will host the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (to which both parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had earlier been inducted, Lucille in the 80's and Desi, posthumously inducted, - his Award personally accepted by his children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz IV) . . . the first Ceremony of the Academy in 1984. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to television: on-camera legends and pioneering talent that include directors, producers, costume designers, writers, animators, executives, reporters and explorers. More than 100 of television's notables have been inducted since its inception. Past honorees include Lucille, Johnny Carson, David Sarnoff, Walter Cronkite, Milton Berle, Walt Disney, Bob Hope, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Walters, Angela Lansbury, Oprah Winfrey and Carl Reiner. Lucie, in addition to hosting, will present talk show host, Regis Philbin, his Lifetime Achievement Award,†published this date in 2006.

Lucie Arnaz Website: “Lucie Arnaz will appear in concert, 'An Evening with Lucie Arnaz', Musical Director, Ron Abel', at the RRAZZ room, San Francisco, California, through the 13th of December, on this date in 2009.

 

December 11

 

Gilbert Roland, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ The Greatest Show on Earth, 1963; as well as Land's End, a Desi Arnaz' creation, 1968, is born this date in 1905.

Lucille Ball's maternal great-grandmother, Eveline Hunt - DeDe's grandmother, dies this date in 1909.

Marie Windsor, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1942; Desi Arnaz' co-star, 1942; Desilu Productions' The Californians, 1957, Yancy Derringer, 1958; Desilu Studios-filmed CBS New Comedy Showcase, the pilot, 1960; Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1961; with Lucille, Critic's Choice, 1963; as well as Desilu Productions' Mannix, 1968, is born this date in 1919.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Don't be surprised if Lucille Ball's 'sister', Cleo Manning, dons a uniform soon. She will be visiting husband, Kenny Morgan, a cadet in officer's training in Georgia, and Cleo will take an eight-week course herself,†published this date in 1942.

Hollywood Citizen News, Sidney Skolsky: “Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are going to have a 'reconciliation honeymoon,'†published this date in 1944.

Hollywood Citizen News, Lowell E. Redelings: “Lucille Ball just signed her secretary and stand-in Wanta Cantlon, to a personal contract and will promote her screen career,†published this date in 1945.

Hollywood Citizen News, Bob Thomas: “Lucille Ball swears it's true that she is building a helicopter court on her San Fernando Ranch. Desi Arnaz got his release from the Army and MGM and is organizing a bandâ€, published this date in 1945.

Teri Garr, guest star, Desilu Productions' Star Trek “Assignment Earthâ€, 1968; and Desi Arnaz' co-star, The Escape Artist, 1982, is born this date in 1947.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband, Episode #22, with veteran supporting cast members, Frank Albertson, Bea Benaderet, Tommy Bernard, Florence Halop, Joe Kearns, Ed Max, and Frank Nelson, this episode the basis for (“I Love Lucyâ€), “The Moustacheâ€, Episode #23, airs this date in 1948.

Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1950.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) wins the Sylvania Television Award, on this date in 1952.

Laughing With Lucy, M.P.M. Davis & B. Carroll, Jr.: “One of Lucille Ball's first awards for (“I Love Lucyâ€) was the Sylvania Award, given by the Sylvania Company, makers of TV sets, in NY; but, Lucille, later in her pregnancy, with Desi IV, wasn't able to travel,†this date in 1952.

Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, “Once a Heroâ€, co-starring, among others, Ward Bond, Sarah Selby, and Dan White, airs on this date in 1956.

The RKO Studio becomes the property of Desilu, for a sum of $6.1 million, giving Desilu a total of thirty-five available sound stages for its own use or rental, is concluded. The Reporter: “The deal includes all physical assets of RKO’s Gower Street and RKO-Pathe's Culver City lots, including 26 soundstages and 457 furnished and equippsed offices,†this date in 1957.

The Hollywood Reporter: . . . “a bargain price, 6,150,000. . . including all physical assets of RKO Gower Street and RKO-Pathe Culver City lots, including 26 soundstages and 457 furnished and equipped offices,†published this date in 1957.

Desilu Productions' Yancy Derringer, Jock Mahoney, as Yancy, among many others, “Three Knaves From New Havenâ€, co-starring, among many others, John Stephenson, with Lucy and Desilu veterans, W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor and Don E. Sharpe, Executive Producer, airs this date in 1958.

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “Murder in Gratitudeâ€, starring Trevor Howard and (“I Love Lucyâ€) supporting guest co-star, airs date in 1959.

The NY Times reports on Wildcat, starring Lucille Ball, Keith Andes and Don Tompkins, this date in 1960.

NY Post: “Opening. Wildcat,†published this date in 1960.

NY Times, Nan Robertson: “Will Broadway Love Lucy?†published this date in 1960.

NY Herald Tribune Don Ross, in a restaurant interview just before a performance of Wildcat: “. . . difficult to detect spiritual qualities in the Ball public personality; but, when she looks at Lucie and Desi IV, her public face turns . . . soft and misty,†published this date in 1960.

Hollywood Reporter, Cy Howard on Nobody Loves An Albatross: “. . . who bears more than passing resemblance . . . partner (at) Desilu,†published this date in 1961.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears as panelist on Hollywood Squares, broadcast this date in 1967.

The Lucy Show "Lucy and Carol Burnett, Part One - A.K.A. Coffee, Tea or Milk? - Bob O'Brien, writer - Lucy tries out as a flight attendant and her friend, Carol, is afraid of heights, airing this date in 1967.

('Here's Lucyâ€) “My Fair Buzziâ€, guest co-starring Ruth Buzzi - Kim brings a friend (Buzzi) home for dinner and a makeover, and which episode really further exhibits Lucie's great talent, airing this date in 1972.

Buffalo News: “New Manager of Museum,†published this date in 2001.

Palm Beach Post: â€Interview with Bea Arthur,†published this date in 2001.

Sunday Observer, Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Rosamond Gillespie Burns: “Lucille Ball and her legacy of laughter, after the resounding success of the October 15, 2005, Jamestown, NY, Tropicana Room, Rapaport Center, Desilu Playhouse, LOL, the 54th anniversary of the premiere airing of (“I Love Lucyâ€), the second LOL occurred last evening in Hollywood, California, with Marc Cherry, writer/creator “Desperate Housewives; Sam Denoff, writer-producer for “The Dick Van Dyke Show†and “That Girl†and Sherry Dunay Hilber, founder of RX Laughter, a research and healthcare initiative, utilizing the healing power of humor to help the seriously ill,†published this date in 2005.

Norman Leavitt, veteran supporting cast member and co-star, 1953, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. 1958, 1960; Desilu Productions' The Texan, 1958, 1959; and The Lucy Show, 1962, dies this date in 2005.

Lucie Arnaz Website: “Lucie Arnaz will appear in concert, 'An Evening with Lucie Arnaz', Musical Director, Ron Abel', at the RRAZZ room, San Francisco, California, through the 13th of December, on this date in 2009.

Desi Arnaz IV and wife, Amy, proprietors of the Historic Boulder Theatre, Boulder City, Nevada, announce the performances of The Nutcracker, performed December 11, 12, 13, on these dates in 2009.

 

December 12

 

Edward G. Robinson, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Columbia's, 1935; Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1961, as well as United Jewish Welfare Fund's, All About People, 1967, is born this date in 1893.

Morey Amsterdam, Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of Stars, 3 episodes 1951-52; December Bride, 1957; Desilu-filmed, Make Room for Daddy, 2 episodes 1957-63, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1958; as well as, co-star, of Desilu-filmed, The Dick Van Dyke Show fame, 131 episodes, 1961-66, is born this date in 1908.

Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz' long-time friend; appears with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing! 1985; with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1992; as well as with Desi and Lucille, via archival footage, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997, is born this date in 1915.

Paul Winchell, columnist, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz long-time friend, is born this date in 1922.

Bob Barker, of CBS' Price is Right fame; guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1961; as well as with Lucie Arnaz, CBS at 75, 2003, is born this date in 1923.

Sally Fraser, guest, Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 1954, December Bride, 1954, Cavalcade of America, 1956, The Walter Winchell File, 1957; The Texan, 1959; guest Desilu-filmed, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1959, is born this date in 1932.

LA Examiner, Radio Show Nights Under Way At Grove: “Lucille Ball, cast member, is one of the honored guests as weekly Phil Baker Radio Show series gets off to an hilarious start this Sunday night,†published this date in 1937.

LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “Love conquers all even Hollywood actresses, and Lucille Ball wants to change her name to Lucille Arnaz. It took her five pages to try and convince her bosses at RKO, who said no. The fireworks are due to pop tomorrow when the Arnazes return to Hollywood from NY. Lucille had to make one added scene for A Girl, A Guy and a Gob,†published this date in 1940.

Lucille Ball appears in Saturday Evening Post this date in 1953.

TV Guide, “The Mertzes And How They Got That Way,†published this date in 1954.

Desi Arnaz and Orchestra, perform (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Ricky's European Bookingâ€, with Fred as his manager, the girls are allowed to go if they pay their own way, airing this date in 1955.

Desilu-filmed, Man With A Camera: “Two Strings of Pearlsâ€, starring Charles Bronson and Alberto Morin; W. Argyle Nelson, production supervisor, and Tommy Thompson, Director, airs this date in 1958.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears as Emma Gant, in NBC's 30-minute The Deputy “Land Greedâ€, starring Frank Albertson and Henry Fonda, airing this date in 1959.

Ralph Berger, Art Director, 106 episodes of (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1953-1957; Art Director, Make Room For Daddy, 18 episodes, 1953-1960; Art Director, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1954, The Lineup, unknown episodes, 1954, Willy, 16 episodes 1954-55; Art Director, Desilu Studios-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, unknown episodes, 1955; Art Director, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz film Forever, Darling, 1956; Art Director, Desilu Studios-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 38 episodes, 1956-57; Art Director, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, 2 episodes, 1956; Wire Service, 1956, Sheriff of Cochise, 1956, 1957; Whirlybirds, 8 episodes, 1957-59; Art Director, Desilu-filmed, Yancy Derringer, 24 episodes, 1958-59; Art Director, Desilu Productions', The Scarface Mob, 1959; The Untouchables, 47 episodes, 1959-61; Art Director, 13 episodes of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1957-60; Art Director, Desilu-filmed, Man With a Camera, 1958, 1959; Art Director, Desilu Productions', U.S. Marshal, 13 episodes, 1958-1960, Art Director, Make Room for Daddy, 1959; Art Director, with Lucille and Desi, as Director, Sunday Showcase, 1959; Art Director, Desilu Productions', The Texan, 33 episodes, 1958-60, The Ann Sothern Show, 93 episodes, and “The Lucy Storyâ€, 1959; Art Director, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1958, 1959, 1960; Art Director, Desilu Productions', Angel, 3 episodes, 1960; as well as Art Director, The Andy Griffith Show, 12 episodes, 1960, dies this date in 1960.

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, Ruta Lee and semi-regular, Paul Frees, which airs on this date in 1963.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) guest stars on The Match Game, broadcast this date in 1966.

The Lucy Show “Lucy and Phil Silvers†- Bob O'Brien, Ray Singer, writers, - guest co-star, Phil Silvers, is hired as an efficiency expert, airing this date in 1966.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears as panelist on Hollywood Squares, broadcast this week in 1967.

Tallulah Bankhead, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz' guest co-star, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1957, dies this date in 1968.

Jack Cassidy, Lucille Ball guest co-star, 1965, dies this date in 1976.

Lucille Ball hosts CBS' All-Star Party For Carol Burnett, another elaborate fund-raiser for the Variety Clubs International, airing this date in 1982.

LA Magazine, top photo journalist, Gene Lester, remembered photographing Lucille Ball in the World War II era: “Although I was early for my appointment to her home, I found Lucille, that day and over the ensuing years, the most-cooperative star I have photographed,†published in 1990.

Jupiter Courier (Vero Beach, Florida), Jeff Alexander: “Madeline Kahn Shone Best in Nutty Mel Brooks Flicks,†published this date in 1999.

George Montgomery, co-star, with Desi Arnaz, Screen Snapshots, Hollywood in Uniform, 1943, and Screen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform, 1954, as well as guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1962, dies this date in 2000.

Hollywood, California - Howard Fine Acting Studio Lucille Ball-Desi-Arnaz Museum Has Successful Hollywood Event Television heavyweights helped make the second LOL Legacy of Laughter event a success for the Center. Professionals who write, produce, research and use comedy made up the distinguished group of panelists in Hollywood, continuing to fulfill the Center's mission to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of love and laughter occurring this date in 2005.

Van Johnson, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz' long-time friend and co-star Too Many Girls, 1939, both Broadway and Chicago, and in the film version, 1940, his first film; Lucille's early film-career co-star, MGM, 1946; guest Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 3 episodes, 1958; (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1955; (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1968, both as himself, and Lucille co-star, Yours, Mine & Ours, 1968; archivally, with Lucille, 1985; as well as with Desi and Lucille, via archival footage, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997, dies this date in 2008.

The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY - by Kristen Johnson - Branding Jamestown Group Taking Part In Study To Help Promote City “The Jamestown Attractors' Group hopes that next summer, after the completion of a branding study and marketing action plan, Jamestown will have its own brand name, a slogan and a logo to use in places such as information kiosks, signs and Websites. The Lucille Ball-Deci Arnaz Center is among the group, which will merge marketing activities of each of the seven local organizations involved within the Attractors' Group, into one comprehensive plan,†published this date in 2008.

Lucie Arnaz Website: “Lucie Arnaz will appear in concert, 'An Evening with Lucie Arnaz', Musical Director, Ron Abel', at the RRAZZ room, San Francisco, California, through the 13th of December, on this date in 2009.

Desi Arnaz IV and wife, Amy, proprietors of the Historic Boulder Theatre, Boulder City, Nevada, announce the performances of The Nutcracker, performed December 12, 13, on this date, in 2009.

 

December 13

 

Lucille Ball's father, Henry Ball, is baptized in the Busti Baptist (now Busti Federated Church), as his mother, Nellie, before him, this date in 1903.

Van Heflin, co-star, with Desi Arnaz, Screen Snapshots, Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform, 1943, and Screen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform, 1954, as well as guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood, 1962, is born this date in 1910.

Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942, is born this date in 1916.

John Hart, veteran supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1953, two episodes, 1955, is born this date in 1917.

Don Taylor, co-star, Lucille Ball, 1943; as well as with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1951; Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of America, 1956, and Mannix, 1968, is born this date in 1920.

Dick Van Dyke, stars in CBS' Desilu Productions' - Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, New Comedy Showcase, 1960; star, Desilu-filmed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1961; appears with Lucille Ball, Salute to Stan Laurel, 1965; guest, with Desi, Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Lucy's the Mertzes), CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years, 1976, appears with Lucille, CBS: On The Air, 1978; guest, with Lucie Arnaz, The 33rd Annual Tony Awards, 1979; with Lucille and Lucie, Night of 100 Stars II, 1985; guest, with Lucie, Battle of the Network Stars XVIII, 1985; with Lucille, The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1986; with Lucille, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, 1987; with Lucille, arhivally, The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, 1993; guest, with Lucille and Desi, Vivian and William (Lucy's the Mertzes) archivally, and Lucie and Desi Arnaz IV, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001; with Lucille, via archive footage, Inside TV Land: Style and Fashion, 2003; guest appears on PBS' Pioneers of Television Documentary, archival footage of (“I Love Lucyâ€) and Lucille and Desi - 2008; as well as with Lucille, both archivally, TV's 50 Funniest Phrases, 2009, is born this date in 1925.

Hollywood Citizen News: “Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball are due in Hollywood from Chicago Sunday, as Mr. & Mrs. Arnaz, bringing two scripts back with them for RKO-Radio perusal to star them together. Both scripts have South American backgrounds,†published this date in 1940.

John Davidson, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1973, is born this date in 1941.

Hollywood Citizen News, Lowell E. Redelings: “One guess as to whom Lucille Ball had in mind when she went shopping the other day for drums,†published this date in 1945.

Variety: “Lucille Ball given advice and reassurance from deceased friend, Carole Lombard, through a dream, to: 'go ahead, give television a whirl,' published this date in 1950.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Plays Cupid†– with co-star Bea Benaderet, and veteran supporting cast member, Edward Everett Horton, in which Lucy's neighbor is infatuated with the grocer, is filmed this date in 1951.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Desi Arnaz opens January 4 at Ciro's and Lucille Ball is working at 20th Century Fox in The Dark Corner. What's bothering them is when they are going to see each other,†published this date in 1945.

Lucille Ball appears in Saturday Evening Post this date in 1952.

Lucille Ball appears in Collier? Magazine this date in 1952.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Getting Ready†- Lucy decides the car is the best way to travel to California, the first of a two-parter, airing this date in 1954.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Hates to Leaveâ€â€“ in which Lucy sells the furniture and buys it back again, filmed this date in 1956.

Desilu Productions', Sheriff of Cochise “Federal Witnessâ€, starring John Bromfield; co-starring Joe DeSantis and Richard Reeves, among others; with W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor, James A. Paisley, Production Manager, (sixth of 6 episodes, 1956-57), Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor, and Claudio Guzman, Art Direction, airs this date in 1957.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy, the Choirmaster†- Bob O'Brien, writer - Christmas in California and Lucy wants son, Jerry's military academy friends to sing carols at the Bank - Jimmy Garrett's last appearance; with Costumer for seven episodes of TLS, Della Fox, airing this date in 1965.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears as panelist on Hollywood Squares, broadcast this week in 1967.

Desilu Productions', The Mothers-In-Law, “Everybody Wants to Be a Writer†regular cast, as well as veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Vanda Barra, airs this date in 1967.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy and the Candid Camera†- an Allen Funt impersonator uses Kim, Harry and Lucy to commit a crime, co-starring veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Vanna Barra, and airing this date in 1971.

NY Times, Stephen Farber: ?etworks Are Juggling Lineups at Mid Season,published this date in 1986.

Lucie Arnaz Website: “Lucie Arnaz will appear in concert, 'An Evening with Lucie Arnaz', Musical Director, Ron Abel', at the RRAZZ room, San Francisco, California, through the 13th of December, on this date in 2009.

Desi Arnaz IV and wife, Amy, proprietors of the Historic Boulder Theatre, Boulder City, Nevada, announce the performances of The Nutcracker performed for the final time, on this dates in 2009.

 

December 14

 

Frances Bavier, Aunt Bee, 176 episodes, of Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Andy Griffith Show fame; guest, Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of America, 1956; Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Danny Thomas Show, 1960, and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., 1967, is born this date in 1902.

Dan Dailey, Lucille Ball friend; Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 2 episodes, 1955; and guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1971, as well as archivally, with Lucille, That's Dancing! 1985, is born this date in 1913.

NY Herald Tribune, Helen Ormsbee: “Words Concerning the Three Merry Wives of West Forty-fifth Street (Vivian Vance/Lucy's Ethel Mertz),†published this date in 1941.

Hollywood Citizen News, Lowell E. Redelings: “Lucille Ball has endorsed products for an Eastern cosmetic firm to go with her 'flame blonde' color, which she adopted for her role in Easy to Wed,†published this date in 1945.

Hollywood Citizen News, Lloyd L. Sloan: “Understand three sponsors are after Lucille Ball's air show, My Favorite Husband, and a deal is due to hit the signature stage this week,†published this date in 1948.

Hollywood Citizen News, Sheilah Graham: “Lucille Ball tried to enroll at UCLA to catch up on her education. They wouldn't take her, on the theory it would be to distracting to the education of the other students. Now Lucille is studying with a tutor at home,†published this date in 1948.

Desi Arnaz and Orchestra perform (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined†- Lucy learns to jitterbug for a job, airing this date in 1953.

The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY - Premiere of Lucy Film Planned Here City, Civic Leaders Invite Stars to Make Showing Feb. 7 - “Plans for the world premiere of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz' new picture, Forever Darling, at the Palace Theater (now the Reg Lenna Civic Center) in Jamestown, probably on Tuesday, Feb. 7, are started at a luncheon meeting at noon today in the Hotel Jamestown by Jamestown civic leaders and representatives of MGM Studios and Desilu Productions,†published on this day in 1955.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy, the Coin Collector†- Lucy's son finds a penny worth fifty cents; Lucy and Viv comb through others at the Bank, until they find one worth $16.50, airing this date in 1964.

William Bendix, of the Life of Riley fame, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1946; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1948, 1950; appeared with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954; guest star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1958; and Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 1959, dies this date in 1964.

Verna Felton, supporting cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1953, dies this date in 1966.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears as panelist on Hollywood Squares, broadcast this week in 1967.

Jack Rice, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, uncredited, 1934; uncredited 2 films, 1936; 2 films, 1937, 1939; uncredited, 1947; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) uncredited, 1948, 1949; as well as guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956, dies this date in 1968.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy, Part-Time Wife†- Harry's former girlfriend comes to town, and Harry enlists Lucy to play his pregnant wife, directed by Ross Martin, a close friend of Lucille and Desi Arnaz, airing this date in 1970.

Desi Arnaz IV stars, as Victor Emory, in Thomas/Spelling Productions, The Mod Squad, Season 4, Episode 14, “Feet of Clayâ€, airing this date in 1971.

Lucille Ball appears, with upwards of twenty others, in Fox TV's, A Beverly Hills Christmas With James Stewart, this date in 1987.

Milton Josefsberg, Writer, Advisor, and Executive Consultant, The Lucy Show and (“Here's Lucyâ€) 1966-1971, dies this date in 1987.

Jock Mahoney, stars in Desilu Productions', Yancy Derringer, as Yancy, (32 episodes 1958-59), dies this date in 1989.

Myrna Loy, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934, as well as guest star, Desilu Studios-filmed, Family Affair, 1967; dies this date in 1993.

 

December 15

 

Gail Bonney, Lucille Ball co-star, 2 films, 1950; co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1950; co-star William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1951; cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) (Vance appears, without Frawley), 1952; Lucille's guest, and co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show, 1965; co-star, Lucie Arnaz, Death Scream, 1975; is born this date in 1901.

Jeff Chandler, Lucille Ball friend, and My Favorite Husband Radio guest co-star, is born this date in 1918.

Kasey Rogers, guest star, Desilu Productions', Yancy Derringer, 1958; Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1968, is born this date in 1925.

Tim Conway, appears with Lucille Ball, The Carol Burnett Show, 1967, with Lucille, via archival footage, All-Star Party for Carol Burnett, 1982, and The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, 1993; appears with Lucie Arnaz CBS at 75, 2003, is born this date in 1933.

LA Evening Herald Express: Lucille . . . Lovely Lens Lady: “Lucille Ball used to pose for magazine covers and do some chorine work for Sam Goldwyn, but she finally got her big chance at Columbia, when Harry Cohn picked her for grooming into feature roles,†published this date in 1934.

Film Daily, That Girl From Paris, RKO Radio: “Howls of laughter are caused when Lucille Ball, whose dancing shoes have been soaped by Lily Pons, takes numerous falls during her number,†published this date in 1936.

Lucille Ball appears with cast members, The Phil Baker Radio Show “Your Holiday Paradeâ€, on this date in 1937.

Desi Arnaz and Orchestra, perform (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Pregnant Women Are Unpredictableâ€, with veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Bennett Green, Desi Arnaz' stand-in - Lucy thinks, moodily, that Ricky doesn't pay enough attention to her in her condition, airing this date in 1952.

Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1952.

Desilu-filmed, Make Room for Daddy “Wonderlandâ€, Sheldon Leonard, Director, with James A. Paisley, Assistant Director, starring Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Rusty Hamer; Sherry Jackson; co-starring Spring Byington and Dayton Lummis, among others; with W. Argyle Nelson, Production Manager; as well as Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor, and Mel Shavelson, Story Consultant, airs this date in 1953.

Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, this issue: “Gold Recordsâ€, co-starring Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Gary Crosby, Frankie Laine, Red Skelton, and Rudy Vallee, among others, airs this date in 1955.

Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #141, filmed this date in 1955.

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “The Crazy Hunterâ€, starring Franchot Tone and Jo Van Fleet, airs this date in 1958.

An omen of trouble ahead for Wildcat occurs when it had to be postponed because, the day after the final Philadelphia performance, three trucks carrying the sets, costumes and props are caught in a blizzard and snowbound on the New Jersey Turnpike from Thursday until the following Tuesday afternoon (20th), which opening on Broadway, is scheduled this date in 1960.

Charles Laughton, Lucille Ball almost-guest co-star - see 7/1/1899, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), The Blue Veil, 1951, as well as appears with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, Toast of the Town, 1958; dies this date in 1962.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Look for Desi Arnaz to come out of retirement he's brainstorming with his long-time manager for a couple of new series ideas,†published this date in 1964.

Walt Disney, appears with Lucille Ball, Show Business at War, 1943; appears with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, Toast of the Town, 1956 and 1958; with Lucille, Hedda Hopper's Hollywood, 1960; as well as with Lucille, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963, dies this date in 1966.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), appears as a panelist on Hollywood Squares, broadcast this week and ending this date in 1967.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy and the Bogie Affair†- Craig and Kim find a sheepdog they name “Bogie†,only to discover that 'she' is giving birth to puppies, guest co-starring fitness guru, Jack LaLanne, and Herbert Kenwith, as Director, for whom, in 1947, Lucille appears in his Dream Girl play in the 40's, which episode airs this date in 1969.

Lucille Ball appears on NBC, A Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: “Danny Thomasâ€, another Friars' Club Roast, airing this date in 1976.

Desi Arnaz IV stars as Walter Nebicher in 20th Century Fox TV, Automan, “Automanâ€, co-starring Robert Lansing, Gerald O'Loughlin, with guest co-star, Doug McLure, premiere episode airing this date in 1983.

Lucille Ball hosts in CBS All-Star Party For Clint Eastwood, a fund-raiser special honoring stars while promoting the work of the Variety Clubs International, the last TV special done by Lucille, airing this date in 1986.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, by Steven M. Sweeney Lucy-Desi Museum Adds New Memorabilia: “Fifty years ago, December 17, 1956, “Little Ricky's School Pageant†(“I Love Lucyâ€), aired for the first time. The script called for the four main characters to take on roles in Little Ricky's kindergarten play, “The Enchanted Forestâ€, Desi Arnaz, in the role of Ricky Ricardo, played a talking tree, while Lucille Ball, as Lucy Ricardo, swung above the stage as the wicked old witch of the forest. Little Ricky's godparents were also part of the ensemble: Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) played the fairy princess while Fred Mertz (William Frawley) took on the role of the friendly frog, Hippity-Hoppity. It includes an oversized frog 'head' and 'feet'. The costume had been part of the Estate of Pepito Perez and was offered at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Beverly Hills in December, 2005. While the costume was missing, the union suit that Frawley wore fetched $17,000. The Rapaports subsequently purchased it from the auction's high bidder and have made it available to be enjoyed by visitors to Lucille's hometown. The Desilu Playhouse benefactors, Mary and Bill Rapaport, have, through the recently-formed Lucy-Desi Center Acquisition Society, donated Mr. Hippity-Hoppity, a costume worn by Fred Mertz, the only actual piece of 'prop' of Fred Mertz, as well as Lucille Ball's ensemble prop completion of cello, case and stand, the cello, which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz used in their vaudeville tour, a prelude to (“I Love Lucyâ€), the information made public yesterday, December 14,†published this date in 2006.

The Latest From Everything Lucy Blogspot The San Francisco Sentinel, by Sean Martinfield, Sentinel Editor and Publisher - A Conversation With Lucie Arnaz This Week At The Rrazz Room - “Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, brings her new show to the Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko, Tuesday through Sunday, December 8th - 13th 'An Evening with Lucie Arnaz', features Lucie singing everything from jazz to Broadway, taking her fans on a musical tour of herlife. She began her long career in a recurring role during six seasons of The Lucy Show opposite her mother, Lucille. At age 15, she became a series regular on (“Here's Lucyâ€) and starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show and later, in the critically-acclaimed Sons and Daughters on CBS. Sunday afternoon, Lucie and I talked aboutr her show just after she checked in to her Hotel,†posted this date in 2009.

The Lucy Lounge website bweir - “. . . just got the latest Lucy-Desi Museum Newsletter in the mail and was horrified to find that both Lucy-Desi Days and Lucy's Birthday Celebration have been killed. According to the back page, Lucy-Desi Days has been replaced with something called a 'fan appreciation weekend', May 28-May 30 This same event will be repeated in 2011 from May 27-May 29. The same page illustrates that 'Lucille Ball's Birthday Celebration' has been replaced with a pseudo-revival of the Lucille Ball Festival of New Comedy, called 'Lucille Ball New Comedy Celebration'. Actually, in 2010, it is called 'Lucille Ball New Comedy Celebration and 99th Birthday Tribute'. The lack of detail worries me, too, as does the fact that the 'birthday tribute' is taking a back seat to the 'New Comedy Celebration,'“ posted this date in 2009.

 

December 16

 

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), stars in Paramount Pictures', Hell and High Water, as Milton J. Bunsey, co-starring, among others, Richard Arlen, released this date in 1933.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball wouldn't sign for her radio show until it was agreed to change the name of the program from Mr. and Mrs. Cugat to My Favorite Husband. Lucille even wants them to give the married couple in the script another name than Cugat, since her bandleader husband, Desi Arnaz, and rumba king, Xavier Cugat, have no love for one another,†published this date in 1948.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “George's Christmas Present,†airing this date in 1949.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “The Christmas Cardsâ€, co-starring veteran supporting cast members, Frank Nelson and Jay Novello, airs this date in 1950.

Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #116, filmed this date in 1954.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Associated Press New York (AP) - Drama Critic William Glover: Lucy's Wildcat Roars In To First Nighters Delight - “Lucille Ball, TV's comic queen, brings a welcome wallop of glee to Broadway stage in Wildcat, Alvin Theater, playing a jean-clad frontier dame in the days when oil first gushed high in the Southwest's sky. Co-stars Paula Stewart and Keith Andes - Entertaining, it is Culture, it ain't,†published this date in 1960.

Desi Arnaz flies in from LA for the opening night of Wildcat - 12/16/60-6/3/61 - with an ecstatic sold-out audience, and throws a bouquet of orchids at Lucille's feet during her finale bows. He also hosts a party for her, with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) and Milton Berle, in attendance, this date in 1960.

Herald-Tribune critic, Walter Kerr: “Is it simply the unsmiling libretto of N. Richard Nash that makes her seem to be performing by proxy? The general temperature is mild for a big Broadway fandango, and the rueful silences are many. It's the time; it's the place; where's the girl?†published this date in 1960.

Journal-American: “This mishmash could have been conceived on any TV-Western assembly line,†published this date in 1960.

NY Post: “It is good to see the handsome, talented and vital Lucille Ball on the Broadway stage. It would be even better to see her in a good show,†published this date in 1960.

World-Telegram, critic Frank Aston: “The ovation greeting the frisky lady threatened to reach into next month, and all evening affection ran so high that the last words and notes of specialities were drowned in applause,†published this date in 1960.

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Jottings in Pencil, The Voice of Broadway by Dorothy Kilgallen - Baseballer Crazy About Edie Adams - Lucille Ball Not Interested in Play “Lucille Ball is still being beseiged with offers to do another Broadway show, but she keeps telling the producers that her last experience was her last experience,†published this date in 1963.

The Lucy Show, “Lucy's College Reunion†- Lucy and Viv attend Lucy's college reunion to show Chris the campus, airing this date in 1963.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), guest stars, as Bill Turner, in TV My Living Doll, “Doctor Is Inâ€, starring Robert Cummings, Doris Dowling, Jack Mullaney, and Julie Newmar, and co-starring Harry Lauter, airing this date in 1964.

(“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Matchmakerâ€, Ray Singer, writer - guest starring Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), as Vivian Jones - Lucy decides its time to find a girl for Harry, and seeks the aid of a computer dating service, airing this date in 1968.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears, as Vivian Jones, 4 episodes, on (“Here's Lucyâ€) between 1968 and 1972 - “Lucy, the Matchmakerâ€, 1968, “Lucy and Lawrence Welkâ€, “Lucy and Viv Visit Tijuanaâ€, 1970, and “With Viv as a Friend, Who Needs an Enemyâ€, 1972, and commencing this date in 1968.

LA Times, Richard Holguin: ?ucille Ball Starring in Northridge Classroom,published this date in 1979.

TV Guide cover: Lucy's Found Christmas Episode - Picture of Lucille Ball, as Santa, appears for this week in 1989.

Madlyn Rhue, co-star, Desilu Productions', The Whirlybirds, unknown year, and The Untouchables, 1960; Desilu-filmed, Slattery's People, 1965; as well as Desilu Productions', Star Trek “Space Seedâ€, 1967, dies this date in 2003.

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