Posts Tagged ‘Lucille Ball’

Doris Singleton Obituary

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

OBITUARY

Doris Singleton, Neighbor of Lucy and Ricky on ‘I Love Lucy,’ Dies at 92

 

 

The actress appeared in 10 episodes of the classic sitcom and guest-starred on such shows as “All in the Family,” “My Three Sons” and “The Munsters.”

 

By Mike Barnes
Hollywood Reporter

 

Actress Doris Singleton, best known as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s neighbor and occasional nemesis Carolyn Appleby on I Love Lucy, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 92. 

 

Click here to continue reading the Hollywood Reporter obituary for Doris Singleton

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Lucille Ball’s 100th Birthday

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

100th BIRTHDAY

 

  

AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

 

 

 LONGEST LAUGH IN TELEVISION HISTORY

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Lucille Ball’s 98th Birthday

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Lucille Ball

 

Lucille Ball

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

August 6, 1911 to April 26, 1989

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Vivian Vance’s 100th Birthday

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Vivian Vance

 

 Vivian Vance

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

  • BORN: July 26, 1909, Cherryvale, Kansas
  • DIED: August 17, 1979, Belvedere, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Breast and bone cancer
  • BURIAL: Cremated and ashes spread in San Francisco Bay

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Lucy’s First Hollywood Home…

Monday, April 6th, 2009

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

Lucy the Red?

 

Lucille Ball

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger

  

Lucille Ball bought this house (below) at 1344 N. Ogden Drive for her family shortly after arriving in Hollywood in the 1930s. Lucy lived here with her family for a couple of years before moving out on her own. The family remained and it was here that her grandfather held Communist Party meetings and where he talked her, and her mother and brother into registering as Communists. This information surfaced in 1953 during the Red Scare and Lucy was forced to testify before HUAAC, who believed her explanation.

  

Lucille Ball's home

 1344 N. Ogden Drive, Hollywood

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Lucille Ball's voter registration

 

Lucille Ball’s voter registration card (UCLA Libary Digital Collection)

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Hollywood Wax Figures for Sale…

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

HOLLYWOOD NEWS

Hollywood Wax Museum to auction 200 celebs

 

 

Bring Marilyn Monroe home, help preserve historic Walk of Fame

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The Associated Press
Thurs., April. 2, 2009
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LOS ANGELES – Want to permanently share your home with James Dean, Marilyn Monroe or all four Beatles?

 

The Hollywood Wax Museum is offering wax representations of these and nearly 200 other celebrities at the first auction in its 44-year history, set for May 1.

 

Fans can bid on political figures, such as George Washington and Bill Clinton, and athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Musicians such as Cher, Stevie Wonder and the Fab Four will be available, along with TV and film stars including Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Will Smith and Charlie Chaplin.

 

The auction will be administered by Profiles in History and a portion of the profits will support efforts to preserve Hollywood’s historic Walk of Fame.

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New 2009 Postage Stamps…

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Lucy, Ethel, Groucho on postage stamps in ’09

 

2009 Stamps

 

Postal Service to release set featuring Groucho, Lucy and Ethel in 2009

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The Associated Press
Dec. 29, 2008
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WASHINGTON – Lucy and Ethel lose their struggle with a chocolate assembly line. Joe Friday demands “just the facts” with a penetrating gaze. A secret word brings Groucho a visit from a duck.

 

Folks who grew up as television came of age will delight in a 20-stamp set included in the Postal Service’s plans for 2009 recalling early memories of the medium.

 

Besides commemorating black-and-white TV, the service’s 2009 postage stamp program ranges from commemorating President Abraham Lincoln to the Thanksgiving Day parade, civil rights pioneers, actor Gary Cooper, poet Edgar Allan Poe, Supreme Court justices and Alaska and Hawaii statehood.

 

Most of the commemorative stamps are priced at 42 cents, the current first-class rate. However, a rate increase is scheduled in May and the size will depend on the consumer price index.

 

The Early TV Memories stamp set is scheduled for release Aug. 11 in Los Angeles.

 

One recalls the quiz show “You Bet Your Life,” on which the unflappable Groucho Marx awarded prizes to contestants who answered questions. If they said a secret word, a toy duck dropped down with a cash reward.

 

In a memorable scene from “I Love Lucy,” Lucille Ball and sidekick Ethel Mertz work at an assembly line that speeds up and they can’t wrap the candy quickly enough, causing panic.

 

In the stamp commemorating the cop show “Dragnet,” star Jack Webb as detective Joe Friday gives his “just the facts, ma’am,” stare, while on another stamp sweetheart singer Dinah Shore throws the audience a kiss.

 

Other shows featured are “Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Ed Sullivan Show,” “George Burns & Gracie Allen Show,” “Hopalong Cassidy,” “The Honeymooners,” “Howdy Doody,” “Kukla, Fran and Ollie,” “Lassie,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Perry Mason,” “Phil Silvers Show,” “Red Skelton,” “Texaco Star Theater,” “Tonight Show” and “Twilight Zone.”

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Lucy & Desi – Secret Grandparents??

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

BREAKING NEWS

I Love Lucy & Desi – because they were my secret grandparents, woman claims

 

 

 

By DAN MANGAN
New York Post
September 2, 2008

 

They were America’s favorite couple – charming the country on screen and off – but Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz may have been hiding a secret so scandalous, it would have shattered their public image.

 

Cassandria Lucianna Carlson, 38, believes that she is the legendary comic couple’s granddaughter – and that her mother was adopted in 1947 for fear that a baby would derail Ball’s plans for stardom.

 

The Illinois woman nearly had a DNA sample to prove the claims, but the offer from an estranged Arnaz relative was suddenly rescinded under circumstances that have only deepened the mystery.   (Click ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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