Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
The "Lucy Nanny" marathon celebrates the grand opening of The National Comedy Center in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, New York. The I Love Lucy star produced and starred in Here's Lucy on CBS from 1968 to 1974.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Cate Blanchett will star as Ball and that the story will revolve around the actress who starred in the TV sitcoms I love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy. The Lucy and Desi biopic was announced back in 2015 with the idea to tell the story of Ball and Arnaz's 20 year marriage
Connors is best known for his role as Joe Mannix on the CBS series Mannix that ran from 1967-1975.
He was good guy, a private detective who could take a punch like none other.
Kreker J. Ohanian was born in Fresno, California in 1925. Of Armenian descent, the actor was told to change his name because it sounded too much like George O'Hanlon.
Connors began his film and television career in 1952 under the name Touch (a nickname he earned in college) Connors.
Early on in the 1950s, he had a bevy of small roles in westerns such as Gun Smoke, Have Gun, Will Travel and Maverick.
In 1959, Connors got his first series regular role in Tightrope.
Tightrope was originally going to be called Undercover Man, and that makes sense. Connor's character was an undercover agent who
The movie, which is being produced by Ball's two children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr, will follow the star's career and 20-year marriage to I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz.
The Wrap was first to report this story.
The story of Lucille Ball has been attempted before with two TV movies: 2003's Lucy and 1991's Lucy & Desi.
As well as famed sitcom I Love Lucy, Ball also starred in The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy.
The actress began her career in the late-1920s. She passed away of an abdominal aortic dissection in 1989 at the age of 77.
Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, confirmed the death in a post on her Facebook page. Singleton died Tuesday, the same day as writer-director Nora Ephron, and Arnaz acknowledged them both in her post, writing, "They were loved and appreciated and will be missed."
Singleton's death also was reported by Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.
Her character, first called Lillian Appleby and then Caroline Appleby, appeared in 10 episodes. She was Lucy's neighbor, the wife of a radio station owner.
"She was sort of Lucy's nemesis" because both had young sons, Singleton said in a 2005 interview for the Archive of American Television of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. "There was a rivalry there but she had to be nice, Lucy had to be nice to Caroline,
The TV star, who played Jerry Seinfeld's dad in the first season of Seinfeld, passed away of natural causes on 8 February in Los Angeles.
Bruns broke into acting in an episode of The Robert Herridge Theater, before going on to star on the small screen in a number of shows, including Car 54 Where Are You?, Route 66 and Here's Lucy.
He rose to further prominence playing the father of the title character in 1970s series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, also guest starring on Kojak, The Six Million Dollar Man and Mr. Belvedere.
Bruns also enjoyed roles in films including The Stuntman, The Out of Towners, and Flashdance.
While Ball devoted much of her life to the art of performing, artist Henry Lmrr most appreciates Ball as the subject for his art. He's drawn Ball literally hundreds of times, filling sketch books and inscribing her likeness on everything from canvas to scrap notebook paper, an eraser, and even a bottlecap. He confesses that he just can't enough of her immortal features.
Lmrr began drawing Ball at the age of 10 after he saw "The Anniversary Present" episode from the second season
On August 6, 1911, Lucille Désirée Ball was born, and so was a star.
She would get into modeling at first and then eventually show business in 1933, and she would do plenty of uncredited work before moving into more substantial roles. But it wasn't until 1951 when she and then husband of 11 years, Desi Arnaz, came into homes everywhere on I Love Lucy. The show would span six years and 181 episodes, and remains popular to this very day.
Lucy would eventually move on to other ventures—The Lucy Show (156 episodes); Here's Lucy (143 episodes)—but none would have the lasting effect that I Love Lucy had and will continue to have on generations to come. Even in black and white, you could almost see that iconic fiery red hair bursting through your television screen. [...]
Sheen was fired from the hit sitcom in March following months of wild antics, a health emergency, rehab and his bitter media blitz.
Cryer admits he was caught off-guard by the sudden onslaught of Sheen's personal and professional problems because he didn't see any warning signs.
He tells U.S. talk show host David Letterman, "We didn't see where it was going. This has never happened before. Honestly, it wasn't like, back in 1963 everybody remembers when Fred MacMurray went bats**t and started talking about Freemason ninjas and stuff. He was crazy! And Vivian Vance started urinating on the set of Here's Lucy. You remember that? That was great fun! Nobody was prepared for this. I did not see it coming. Nobody saw it coming...
"None of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt it was hurting him, and there was a point when everyone felt like... there was no control here... When (the show was temporarily) shut down, it was the end of the world for some people. There are a lot of fans of the show... and when we shut down, it hit people hard."
But Cryer is adamant he wants Sheen to put his problems behind him and "get healthy", adding, "I want him to stay sober, I want him to be reunited with his family: That would be the best thing."
Ashton Kutcher has since been hired to replace Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
With Charlie Sheen's very public meltdown happening during the filming of the latest season of 'Two and a Half Men,' David Letterman was curious if co-star Jon Cryer or anyone else on the show saw any of this coming. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35Pm Et on CBS), Cryer said nobody did.
"This has never happened before," Cryer said. There was no template for a star going what appeared to be crazy while starring in a popular show before.
"It wasn't like, 'Back in 1963 everybody remembers when Fred MacMurray went bats*** and started talking about freemason ninjas and stuff. He was crazy! And Vivian Vance started urinating on the set of 'Here's Lucy.''"
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Madelyn Pugh, who has died aged 90, carved out a place for herself in television history when she co-created, with Bob Carroll Jr, I Love Lucy, which began the comedy actor Lucille Ball's long-running small-screen career – and is widely regarded as the most successful programme of all time, still screened worldwide. Pugh and Carroll began as a writing partnership at CBS radio, where they scripted Ball's sitcom My Favorite Husband (1948-51). They also created a vaudeville act for the star to perform on stage with her new husband, the Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz.
The slapstick and the "kookie" Lucy character from that act formed the basis of the subsequent television series (1951-57), which Pugh and Carroll devised with Jess Oppenheimer, the head writer and producer, who also transferred from the radio show. Ball played the stagestruck New York housewife Lucy Ricardo,
Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, the daughter of Ball and her first husband Desi Arnaz, sought to obtain the Morton/Ball love letters and Ball's lifetime achievement awards after Susie Morton put them up for sale. Luckinbill said that she wanted to donate them to a museum.
Some of the items were reportedly left to Luckinbill after her
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