Merry, Merry. Musical comedy. Music by Harry Archer. Material by Harlan Thompson. Lyrics by Harlan Thompson. Musical Direction by Ernest Cutting. Choreographed by Harry Puck. Directed by Harlan Thompson. Vanderbilt Theatre: 24 Sep 1925- 13 Mar 1926 (197 performances). Cast: Sascha Beaumont, Larry Beck, Ruth Conley, Perqueta ...
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[on his initial reaction to "I Love Lucy"] I didn't think the thing had a chance. We did the lines over and over again, and it was like eating stew every night - stale and not a bit funny.
When he died in 1966, his gross estate totaled $92,446, and his assets were on track to grow after he died. He had a residual deal for I Love Lucy
(1951), which was unique to performers of the day; he was to be paid in perpetuity. His estate and heirs were paid for decades for rerun revenues.
His role as Fred Mertz in I Love Lucy