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"The Lucy Show" (1962) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1962-1968

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Release Date:
1 October 1962 (USA) See more »
The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss. Full summary »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 120)

Lucille Ball ... Lucy Carmichael (156 episodes, 1962-1968)

Gale Gordon ... Mr. Theodore J. Mooney / ... (109 episodes, 1963-1968)

Vivian Vance ... Vivian Bagley / ... (81 episodes, 1962-1968)

Series Directed by
Jack Donohue (93 episodes, 1962-1968)
Maury Thompson (47 episodes, 1965-1967)
Series Writing credits
Irene Kampton (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Bob Carroll Jr. (59 episodes, 1962-1966)
Madelyn Davis (59 episodes, 1962-1966)
Bob Schiller (48 episodes, 1962-1964)
Bob Weiskopf (48 episodes, 1962-1964)
Robert O'Brien (47 episodes, 1964-1968)
Ray Singer (15 episodes, 1964-1968)
Fred S. Fox (13 episodes, 1963-1967)
Irving Elinson (12 episodes, 1963-1966)
Milt Josefsberg (11 episodes, 1964-1968)
Jerry Belson (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Garry Marshall (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Edmund Beloin (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Garson (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dick Chevillat (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Victor McLeod (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Howard Ostroff (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
Elroy Schwartz (3 episodes, 1966)
Bill O'Hallaren (2 episodes, 1963)
Leonard Gershe (2 episodes, 1964-1965)

Series Produced by
Tommy Thompson .... producer / associate producer (78 episodes, 1964-1968)
Elliott Lewis .... producer (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Gary Morton .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lucille Ball .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1966)
Jack Aldworth .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1962)
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer / producer (8 episodes, 1962)
Jack Donohue .... producer (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch (64 episodes, 1962-1968)

Julian Davidson (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (61 episodes, 1962-1968)
Nicholas Musuraca (3 episodes, 1962)
Series Film Editing by
John M. Foley (61 episodes, 1962-1968)
Argyle Nelson Jr. (3 episodes, 1965)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (34 episodes, 1962-1966)
Joseph D'Agosta (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks (64 episodes, 1962-1968)
Carl Braunger (33 episodes, 1965-1968)
Claudio Guzmán (15 episodes, 1962-1963)
Pato Guzman (13 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker (33 episodes, 1965-1968)
Ross Dowd (32 episodes, 1962-1965)
Series Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (64 episodes, 1962-1968)
Series Makeup Department
Irma Kusely .... hairstylist / hair stylist (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Hal King .... makeup artist (61 episodes, 1962-1968)
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1964-1968)
Charles Blackman .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1966)
Larry Butterworth .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Production Management
James Paisley .... production supervisor (44 episodes, 1962-1966)
Lucille Ball .... executive in charge of production (22 episodes, 1966-1968)
Leo Pepin .... production supervisor (20 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1962-1965)
Louis Nicoletti .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Art Department
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (56 episodes, 1962-1968)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (2 episodes, 1967)

Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer / sound mixer (35 episodes, 1962-1968)
John Speak .... boom operator (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer / sound (24 episodes, 1964-1967)
Joseph G. Sorokin .... sound editor (20 episodes, 1965-1968)
Charles David Forrest .... sound engineer (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Special Effects by
Les Warburton .... special effects (20 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Niver .... camera coordinator (33 episodes, 1965-1968)
Maury Thompson .... camera coordinator / camera operator (31 episodes, 1962-1965)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (22 episodes, 1963-1964)

Robert F. Sparks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Della Fox .... costumer (33 episodes, 1962-1965)
Frank Cardinale .... costumer (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Renita Reachi .... costumer (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sharon Thober .... costumer (28 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editorial supervisor / post-production executive / ... (56 episodes, 1962-1967)
Series Music Department
Jack Hunsaker .... music editor (55 episodes, 1962-1968)
Julian Davidson .... music coordinator (54 episodes, 1962-1968)
Marl Young .... composer: original square dance music / special musical arrangements (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1968)
Series Other crew
Milt Josefsberg .... script consultant / script advisor (38 episodes, 1964-1968)
Frances Steens .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gary Morton .... production consultant (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Baker .... choreographer (6 episodes, 1966-1968)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Lucille Ball Show" - USA (alternative title)
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30 min | USA:30 min (156 episodes)
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Did You Know?

The series was originally intended to air for only one season. Ball and Desi Arnaz's studio, Desilu, was losing money. Arnaz persuaded Ball to return to series television only to help their studio become viable again. Ball agreed to do the show only if it aired on Monday nights like "I Love Lucy" (1951)_ had and if her former co-star, Vivian Vance, and her former writers would be involved.See more »
Vivian Bagley:Don't you remember your children? Mr. Mooney?
Lucy Carmichael:[With amnesia] I have a child named Mr. Mooney?
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Always HATED this show, 6 January 2009
Author: nycruise-1 from United States

Lucille Ball was a headstrong actress.

When she was doing "I Love Lucy" she always yielded to Desi Arnaz because of her love for him and her respect for his management of the show.

When she did "Lucy Show" everything changed: she was divorced, her voice had changed because of doing the Broadway show "Wildcat" (it wrecked her vocal chords), she got Desilu Studios as part of the divorce settlement and she became a big time b!tch.

Her on screen technique changed changed as a result.

Her presence became totally mechanized: mugging and groaning through every scene.

Her insecurity at not having Desi meant she ruled the set, firing one actor when he stood up to her, using salty language to make people cringe and, finally, making uber-b!tch guest star Joan Crawford cry.

I think the real nadir of the series (and of all of Broadcast TV, really) came when she did that horribly, awful show where she gets drafted because a letter arrives for "Lou C. Carmichael" and her name in the series is "Lucy Carmichael".

The Army insists she be drafted nevertheless, and she gets her hair dutifully buzzed off while sporting a private uniform. Then they put her through boot camp.


But it was "Lucy" - so I did.

Thus was the currency of Lucille Ball: even if they were pennies, they were pennies from Heaven.


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