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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
15 October 1951 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb show See more (94 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 103)

Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo (181 episodes, 1951-1957)

Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo (181 episodes, 1951-1957)

Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz (180 episodes, 1951-1957)

William Frawley ... Fred Mertz (180 episodes, 1951-1957)
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Series Directed by
William Asher (102 episodes, 1952-1957)
James V. Kern (40 episodes, 1955-1957)
Marc Daniels (39 episodes, 1951-1953)
 
Series Writing credits
Bob Carroll Jr. (181 episodes, 1951-1957)
Madelyn Davis (181 episodes, 1951-1957)
Jess Oppenheimer (154 episodes, 1951-1956)
Bob Schiller (53 episodes, 1955-1957)
Bob Weiskopf (53 episodes, 1955-1957)

Series Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer / producer (158 episodes, 1952-1957)
Jess Oppenheimer .... producer (155 episodes, 1951-1956)
Al Simon .... associate producer (33 episodes, 1951-1952)
Jack Aldworth .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Eliot Daniel (181 episodes, 1951-1957)
Wilbur Hatch (34 episodes, 1951-1956)
 
Series Cinematography by
Karl Freund (150 episodes, 1951-1956)
Sidney Hickox (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert De Grasse (8 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bud Molin (106 episodes, 1953-1957)
Dann Cahn (33 episodes, 1951-1952)
 
Series Casting by
Mercedes Manzanares (152 episodes, 1951-1956)
Kerwin Coughlin (20 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ralph Berger (107 episodes, 1953-1957)
Larry Cuneo (17 episodes, 1951-1952)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker (2 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (35 episodes, 1955-1957)
Elois Jenssen (9 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Makeup Department
Max Factor .... makeup artist (122 episodes, 1951-1955)
Irma Kusely .... hairstylist / hair stylist (99 episodes, 1952-1957)
Hal King .... makeup artist (48 episodes, 1955-1957)
Bertha French .... key hair stylist (35 episodes, 1951-1952)
 
Series Production Management
Argyle Nelson .... production manager (136 episodes, 1952-1957)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director (51 episodes, 1954-1956)
Jerry Thorpe .... assistant director (33 episodes, 1953-1954)
James Paisley .... assistant director (31 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jay Sandrich .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1956-1957)
Edward M. Hillie .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Art Department
Ted Offenbecker .... set dresser (103 episodes, 1953-1957)
Donald P. Desmond .... set constructor (69 episodes, 1954-1956)
Dick Henrikson .... property master (50 episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound recordist (105 episodes, 1953-1957)
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor / rerecording editor (105 episodes, 1953-1957)
Glen Glenn .... sound (23 episodes, 1954-1957)
E.C. Norton .... re-recording editor (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Jim Bullock .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
John Speak .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Bob Gilbreath .... aerial stunts: helicopter pilot (1 episode, 1956)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Maury Thompson .... camera coordinator (24 episodes, 1956-1957)

Louie Anderson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Emily Daniels .... camera coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sam Leavitt .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kerwin Coughlin .... casting (1 episode, 1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elois Jenssen .... wardrobe supervisor / wardrobe: Miss Ball / ... (48 episodes, 1953-1955)
Edward Stevenson .... wardrobe: Miss Ball / wardrobe: Lucille Ball / ... (13 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (137 episodes, 1952-1957)
 
Series Music Department
Tony Terran .... musician: trumpet player (178 episodes, 1951-1957)
Wilbur Hatch .... musical director / conductor / ... (136 episodes, 1951-1957)
E.C. Norton .... music editor (45 episodes, 1955-1957)

Ralph Carmichael .... composer: incidental music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Lee Scott .... choreographer (17 episodes, 1951-1952)

Bob Gilbreath .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
Hal Hudson .... network supervisor (unknown episodes)
Frank Inn .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Maury Thompson .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lucy in Connecticut" - USA (rerun title)
"The Sunday Lucy Show" - USA (rerun title)
"The Top Ten Lucy Show" - USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
30 min (179 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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Trivia:
In March of 1977 a Disco version of the I Love Lucy theme became a hit single. It stayed on the dance charts for three months and on the pop charts for seven weeks.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: For an entire season, the closing credits list Wilbur Hatch conducting the "Dezi" Arnaz orchestra. He spelled it Desi Arnaz.See more »
Quotes:
Ethel Mertz:I refuse to go anywhere with someone who thinks I am a hippopotamus.
Ricky Ricardo:Lucy, is this true?
Lucy Ricardo:No, I just implied that she was a little hippy... though she has got the biggest potamus I've ever seen.
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Soundtrack:
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Superb show, 14 September 2000

The great female comedian Lucille Ball performed Lucy Ricardo who got herself in some strange situations in this comedy show that ran from 1951 to 1957.Desi Arnaz played her husband Ricky and the neighbors Fred and Ethel Mertz were played by William Frawley and Vivian Vance.I Love Lucy may be nearly fifty years old but the humor in it is timeless.It works no matter how old the show was.The actors were great and everything else was also great in this show.Everybody should watch I Love Lucy no matter how old or young you were.

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