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June 29, 2012 | By Nardine Saad
Doris Singleton, an actress on "I Love Lucy" who played one of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo's neighbors and called her character "Lucy's nemesis," has died. She was 92. Singleton died Tuesday in Los Angeles from complications of cancer, according to her nephew Henry Isaacs.   Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz , posted on Facebook that Singleton died the same day that writer-director Nora Ephron passed away, according to the Associated Press.
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March 13, 2014 | Matt Cooper
"Is There Sex After Marriage?" That is the question at Two Roads Theater. Also, Shakespearean characters take part in "Classic Couples Counseling" at the Secret Rose, and you-know-who has got some 'splaining to do in "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at Segerstrom Center. Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid: Live! Family-friendly show featuring characters from the PBS series. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sunday, 1 and 3:30 p.m. $13.50-$20.
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July 18, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory. But for Asher, who died Monday at 90, his second "I Love Lucy" episode was even more memorable: He put his job on the line after discovering that Lucille Ball was giving cast members line readings and stage directions behind the scenes. "So I went to her and said, 'Lucy, I know what you're doing.
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December 13, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY Had your fill of holiday movies? Too bad! Tricia Helfer stars in "Finding Christmas" and Melissa Sagemiller stars in "All I Want for Christmas. " 8 p.m. Hallmark; 9 p.m. Ion They deck the halls at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in "White House Christmas 2013.
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April 27, 1989
Generations of Americans loved Lucy. More than three decades ago, in the adolescence of television, Monday nights belonged to Lucille Ball as she schemed to do what she wanted to do, especially if her husband and "I Love Lucy" co-star Desi Arnaz didn't want her to do it. All these decades later, there is a national outburst of affection and remembrance for the 77-year-old comedienne who died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In the main, the outpouring of sentiment focuses on this zany redhead's do-anything nerve.
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August 16, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT
Lovers of "I Love Lucy" will love this news: The Voyager Co. will release a collector's edition of "I Love Lucy" on laser disc ($49.95) on Oct. 15, marking the 40th anniversary of the show's television debut. The album also will mark the first time Voyager is producing a disc on a television show that parallels its ventures in film, with supplementary material, interviews and documents related to the show.
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January 21, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Bart Andrews, a prolific author of TV trivia tomes who wrote "The 'I Love Lucy' Book," an early definitive appreciation of the classic sitcom, has died. He was 64. Andrews died Dec. 26 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center following a heart attack, said his sister, Cathy LaGreca. After a series of strokes, he had moved four years ago from West Hollywood to a nursing home in Los Angeles. "He was the first guy to ever write a history of the 'Lucy' show. It was the first book," said Lucie Arnaz, daughter of the program's stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
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May 1, 1990
Television viewers continue to show how much they love Lucy. The 39-year-old pilot for what became CBS' classic "I Love Lucy" series got higher ratings than the combined ratings of two new shows opposing it, preliminary audience estimates showed today. Hosted by Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the one-hour CBS special, "I Love Lucy: The Very First Show," averaged a 21.7 rating and a 37% share of the audience in 24 cities Monday night. That easily outpaced the 9.
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November 30, 1998 | BOOTH MOORE
Back when Isaac Mizrahi was a fashion designer, he looked to 1950s and 1960s television as inspiration, and now you can too. Beginning tonight, Nick at Nite will present "Lucy: The 10 Greatest Outfits"--a two-week salute to "I Love Lucy," starring Lucy Ricardo's greatest fashion statements. We love Lucy for her ultra-feminine look. She was always dressed to the nines.
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October 15, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I Love Lucy" writers Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Carroll Jr. remember where they were the night the seminal Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz sitcom premiered Oct. 15, 1951, on CBS. "We saw it at [series' director] Marc Daniels house," says Davis. "Emily, his wife, was the camera coordinator. She was a good cook. She had dinner and we watched the show." Everyone thought that Ball was "terribly funny and wonderful," she recalls. "We had hopes for [the show] .... We hoped it would be on for 13 weeks."
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November 13, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Shirley Mitchell, a veteran film and TV actress who was believed to be the last surviving adult cast member of TV's legendary sitcom "I Love Lucy," has died at 94. Mitchell, who played Lucy's friend Marion during the 1953-54 season, died of heart failure at her home in Westwood on Monday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She was the widow of Oscar-winning songwriter Jay Livingston, who cowrote classic tunes including "Que Sera Sera" and "Mona Lisa. " PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 Lucille Ball, who played the title role in "I Love Lucy," died in 1989, the last survivor of the four principals (the others were her husband, Desi Arnaz Sr., along with Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played their neighbors, Fred and Ethel Mertz)
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October 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
There was never any doubt that "I Love Lucy" was full of color. But for those whose imaginations need some help, CBS will air in December a one-hour special featuring two newly colorized classic episodes of the 1950s series. The "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" will consist of the seldom seen "Christmas Episode" and the grape-stomping classic "Lucy's Italian Movie," airing Friday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show -- which featured Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as the Ricardos' friends and landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz -- is celebrating its 62nd anniversary.
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July 26, 2013 | By Susan King
Mementos from the life and work of Lucille Ball are hitting the auction block. Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer Profiles in History  will be putting what is being described as the “finest collection” of the “I Love Lucy” star's papers, costumes and other items ever offered up for sale on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The star of the auction is Ball's signature polka dot dress that she wore as Lucy Ricardo on the series. It is estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000. Other items include Ball's signed contract with producer Sam Goldwyn for her earliest films, including 1933's “Roman Scandals,” which is expected to sell for $1,000-$1,500; her striped dress suit from the 1950 Bob Hope comedy “Fancy Pants” has been estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a fox stole she wore in the third season of “I Love Lucy” is expected to fetch $3,000-$5,000; and a blue skirt featured in the classic John Wayne episode of the pioneering CBS comedy series is expected to go for $2,000-$3,000.
HOME & GARDEN
February 9, 2013 | Kimberly Nichols, Kimberly Nichols is a Venice-based writer and artist
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving experience -- it took me nearly two hours to get from Venice Beach to Melrose Avenue on the windiest night of the year -- I sputtered: "Yes, you can have bites of all my stuff. " "I can have bites of your stuff?" he asked, in a deep and sexy voice that I have come to love.
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November 25, 2012 | Valerie J. Nelson
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy. " "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three cameras instead of one for filming, a then-novel system that allowed an episode to be filmed as though it were a stage play -- continuously and in sequence. But the abundance of footage overwhelmed editors, who quickly sought out a cutting-edge contraption that was being created for the game show "Truth or Consequences," Cahn later recalled.
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September 20, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The last new episode of "I Love Lucy" was broadcast over 50 years ago, but the classic sitcom is still a cash cow for CBS. Speaking at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York on Thursday, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said "I Love Lucy" is still delivering about $20 million in revenue. Reruns of the show still run on a regular basis on the cable channel TV Land.  During much of the interview, Moonves stressed the value of CBS' new and old content, particularly as new platforms such as Netflix and Amazon are spending heavily for product.
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November 25, 2012 | Valerie J. Nelson
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy. " "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three cameras instead of one for filming, a then-novel system that allowed an episode to be filmed as though it were a stage play -- continuously and in sequence. But the abundance of footage overwhelmed editors, who quickly sought out a cutting-edge contraption that was being created for the game show "Truth or Consequences," Cahn later recalled.
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July 18, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory. But for Asher, who died Monday at 90, his second "I Love Lucy" episode was even more memorable: He put his job on the line after discovering that Lucille Ball was giving cast members line readings and stage directions behind the scenes. "So I went to her and said, 'Lucy, I know what you're doing.
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June 30, 2012
Doris Singleton Actress worked with Lucille Ball Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her nephew Henry Isaacs. Singleton, who was married for 61 years to comedy writer Charles Isaacs, worked in radio as an actress and singer before moving into television in the early 1950s. Besides her recurring part on "I Love Lucy," she had guest roles on several of Lucille Ball's later TV series, as well as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "My Three Sons," "Hogan's Heroes," "All in the Family," and other comedies and dramas.
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