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Tragic Real-life Details About Ethel And Fred Mertz From I Love Lucy

When "Being the Ricardos" cast the stars of "I Love Lucy," it wasn't just about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. They also needed their Fred and Ethel Mertz, played by William Frawley and Vivian Vance — the latter of whom became so well-known that Vance once lamented (via Publisher's Weekly): "When I die, there will be people who send Ethel Mertz flowers." While Vance may have resented being typecast, Frawley remained stubbornly elusive as to his thoughts on starring in one of the biggest shows...

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    Tragic Real-Life Details About Ethel And Fred Mertz From I Love Lucy

    Tragic Real-Life Details About Ethel And Fred Mertz From I Love Lucy

    When "Being the Ricardos" cast the stars of "I Love Lucy," it wasn't just about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. They also needed their Fred and Ethel Mertz, played by William Frawley and Vivian Vance — the latter of whom became so well-known that Vance once lamented (via Publisher's Weekly): "When I die, there will be people who send Ethel Mertz...

    The Best TV Shows Of The 1950s

    The Best TV Shows Of The 1950s

    Television is approaching its 100th birthday. On January 13, 1928, the first-ever publicly available television broadcast was sent out from Schenectady, New York, and the world would never be the same. Of course, it took some time for television to become a cultural force. First of all, a lot of people had to purchase televisions. Second of all, we had to get through...

    The Real Reason They Couldn't Say Pregnant On I Love Lucy

    The Real Reason They Couldn't Say Pregnant On I Love Lucy

    It's been over half a century since "I Love Lucy" was originally on the air, and the iconic sitcom's comedy has aged remarkably well and is still influential today. Yet aspects of the more prudish era of the 1950s can sometimes crop up in its episodes, and perhaps never as noticeably as the 2nd season episode "Lucy is Enceinte" (via AV Club). The episode, which...

    The Untold Truth Of I Love Lucy

    The Untold Truth Of I Love Lucy

    At the dawn of the post-war era, when owning a television had just become commonplace, and the idea of the ideal housewife was paramount, I Love Lucy premiered. It was an instant hit all over the United States — which was surprising given the groundbreaking nature of the show. It was the first program on television to feature a multiethnic family, Lucille Ball...

    Here's What Lucille Ball Did Right After I Love Lucy Ended

    Here's What Lucille Ball Did Right After I Love Lucy Ended

    The final episode of "I Love Lucy" aired Monday at 9 p.m. on May 6, 1957, according to the Lucy Desi Museum. Episode 27, "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue," depicted another madcap adventure, in which "Lucy" destroys a Revolutionary War soldier's memorial. "She passes herself off as a stone sculpture for the unveiling until a dog — one of the many...

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