Neil Posted May 19, 2016 Report Share Posted May 19, 2016 Not exactly a Lucy co-star but as close as you can get to one. She filled the gap between LDCH and TLS and did so admirably. I've said it before (but I can't find the thread where I said it) but of all the "NEW LUCILLE BALL"'s of the 60s (and there were a lot of them: from Angel-Anne Farge and Tammy Grimes to Debbie Reynolds), Cara was the closest to combine all those rare qualities: beauty, grace and slapstick comedy. I have found only a few episodes of "Pete and Gladys" but not the favorites I remember but there are few in my collection that are hilarious. But what a strange career Cara had. After 2 seasons of P&G (with one Emmy nomination) and 2 more years of daytime reruns, she headlined another "The Cara Williams Show", which I never saw (on too late) which was a one season flop. And with a prime time slot too. After Beverly Hillbillies and Dick Van Dyke when both were still hot. Then......she did seemed to disappear and she was only 40. Roughly 10 years later, she shows up on "Rhoda" as a regular, Joe's secretary at the wrecking crew office---a really thankless part that could have been played by anyone, even KAREN NORRIS. I thought she was a semi-regular and it turns out she only did 2 episodes as the wrecking office was phased out as a place of action. (Joe should have seen the writing on the wall). But Stu Shostak has hunted her down and here is a picture of them taken recently. Cara is 91 and looks pretty darn good! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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