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Mitchell, who was thought to be the last living adult cast member from Lucille Ball's iconic CBS sitcom, died on Monday (Nov. 11) of heart failure in her Westwood condo, her sister-in-law, "Sunset Blvd." actress Nancy Olson, tells THR.
"Marion, stop cackling," Lucy tells her. "I've been waiting 10 years for you to lay that egg!"
The character, which was originally played by Margie Liszt in the show's second season, set Lucy and Ricky up on their first date.
Born in 1919, Mitchell began her career as a radio star, becoming good friends with »
It's hard to believe that the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League is all gone. Shirley Mitchell, who played Lucy and Ethel's gossipy friend Marion Strong on I Love Lucy, has died. She was 94 and is believed to be the last surviving adult cast member from the classic 1950s sitcom. (Doris Singleton, who played Carolyn Appleby, just died last year.) The actress' sister-in-law, fellow thesp Nancy Olson, told The Hollywood Reporter that Mitchell died Monday of heart failure at her home in Westwood. Though Mitchell actually only appeared in three episodes of I Love Lucy (replacing the original Marion, Margie Liszt), she truly played a key role even in absentia: During a fight with »
Shirley Mitchell, who had a recurring role on “I Love Lucy” as Lucy Ricardo’s friend Marion Strong as part of a seven-decade career that ended just last year, died Nov. 11 of heart failure in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. She was 94.
In 2012 Mitchell impersonated Betty White for the animated series “Mad,” and in 2006 she voiced a role in a “Desperate Housewives” videogame. She made her screen debut in the 1944 film “Jamboree” and appeared steadily on television for decades starting in 1951 with a guest appearance on “Hollywood Theatre Time” and guesting on everything from “Dragnet” to “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” She recurred on the series “Bachelor Father” in 1958-59 and as Mae Belle Jennings »
- Carmel Dagan
Shirley Mitchell, the comic actress who played Marion Strong, Lucy Ricardo's friend with the cackling laugh on the TV classic I Love Lucy, has died. She was 94. Mitchell, who was believed to be the last surviving adult castmember from the legendary CBS sitcom, died Nov. 11 of heart failure at her condominium in Westwood, her sister-in-law, the Oscar-nominated Sunset Blvd. actress Nancy Olson, told The Hollywood Reporter. Mitchell was the widow of Jay Livingston, the pop composer and lyricist who collaborated with Ray Evans on the Academy Award-winning songs “Mona Lisa” (performed by Nat King
- Mike Barnes
Her laugh will live on. Shirley Mitchell, best known as Lucy Ricardo's cackling friend on I Love Lucy, has died at the age of 94, her sister-in-law Nancy Olson told The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 13. Believed to be the last surviving cast member of the legendary sitcom, Mitchell passed away of heart failure at her condo in Westwood, Calif., Olson said. (Olson herself is an Oscar-nominated actress who starred in Sunset Blvd.) Mitchell joined the cast of I Love Lucy during the third season, which ran from [...] »
William Holden movies: ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ William Holden is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" featured actor today, August 21, 2013. Throughout the day, TCM has been showing several William Holden movies made at Columbia, though his work at Paramount (e.g., I Wanted Wings, Dear Ruth, Streets of Laredo, Dear Wife) remains mostly off-limits. Right now, TCM is presenting David Lean’s 1957 Best Picture Academy Award winner and all-around blockbuster The Bridge on the River Kwai, the Anglo-American production that turned Lean into filmdom’s brainier Cecil B. DeMille. Until then a director of mostly small-scale dramas, Lean (quite literally) widened the scope of his movies with the widescreen-formatted Southeast Asian-set World War II drama, which clocks in at 161 minutes. Even though William Holden was The Bridge on the River Kwai‘s big box-office draw, the film actually belongs to Alec Guinness’ Pow British commander and to »
- Andre Soares
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