Gale Gordon, whose real name is Charles Aldrich, was born in 1906 and was one of Lucy's favorite actors (and friends) to work with for over forty years.
Gale and Lucy began working together on Lucy's radio show "My Favorite Husband" in 1948 and continued all the way through to her final television show "Life With Lucy" in 1986.
By 1933 Gale was the highest paid radio actor in Hollywood. Among his most famous roles were Flash Gordon and Inspector Lestrade along with Basil Rathbone in Sherlock Holmes. Gale also joined the cast of the "Fibber McGee and Molly" show in 1941 and remained for 12 seasons. His television career began with Eve Arden's show "Our Miss Brooks" (fun fact, my dad was a frequent extra on that show), which led to "Dennis the Menace".
Gale was actually Lucy's first choice to play Fred Mertz but other contractual obligations kept him from taking the job so Lucy had to settle for the occasional guest appearance as Ricky's boss at the Tropicana.
Gale Gordon died at the age of 89 in July of 1995 of lung cancer.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Posted by Kathie at 9:50 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I was asked to post this for all I love Lucy fans, so if you are looking for a great vacation, check this out!
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Posted by Kathie at 4:06 PM
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Posted by Kathie at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
After I LOVE LUCY, a sitcom featuring William Frawley entitled "Fit as a Fiddle" was briefly considered and then canned. It was then that Bill joined the cast of "My Three Sons" in 1960 and stayed with that cast for five years.
Posted by Kathie at 11:03 AM
Monday, October 25, 2010
Collectors be on the lookout, this information was news to me. Did you know that there was a daily I LOVE LUCY comic strip that ran in newspapers while the show was on the air, beginning in 1952? I did know that there were I LOVE LUCY comic books printed during this time period being published by DELL. It might be fun to dig around in a comic book store to see what you might find.
Posted by Kathie at 8:42 AM
Thursday, October 14, 2010
According to the book, "Lucy A to Z" written by Michael Karol, as a young starlet Lucy told the press she hailed from Butte, Montana for publicity purposes. One 1953 Cosmopolitan article dubbed her "the Beaut from Butte".
Posted by Kathie at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A friend of Lucy's and a popular character actress of the day, Bea Benaderet made only one guest appearance on I LOVE LUCY playing Miss Lewis, Lucy's old lady neighbor who was smitten with neighborhood grocer played by Edward Everett Horton in "Lucy Plays Cupid".
Interestingly enough, Ms. Benaderet also played the part of Jethro's mom on the Beverly Hillbillies, and was also the original voice of Betty Rubble on the Flinstones before landing the role of Kate on Petticoat Junction, the role she held until her death in 1968.
Posted by Kathie at 11:43 AM