Madelyn Davis (1921–2011)


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Madelyn Davis was born on March 15, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Madelyn Pugh. She was a writer and producer, known for Life with Lucy (1986), I Love Lucy (1951) and The Tom Ewell Show (1960). She was married to Dr. Richard Merrill Davis and Quinn Martin. She died on April 20, 2011 in Bel-Air, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1986)
I Love Lucy Writer
(1951-1957)
(1960-1961)
Alice Writer
(1977-1985)

Filmography

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  I Love Lou C (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
 2015 I Love Ryan? (TV Series) (characters)
 2005 Yours, Mine & Ours (1968 motion picture story)
 2001 Kocham Klare (TV Mini Series) (original - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (original - as Madelyn Pugh)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (original - as Madelyn Pugh)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (original - as Madelyn Pugh)
 1990 I Love Lucy: The Very First Show (TV Movie) (as Madelyn Pugh)
  Life with Lucy (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1986) (created by - 4 episodes, 1986) (creator - 2 episodes, 1986) (conceived by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Lucy and the Guard Goose (1986) ... (written by)
- Lucy and Curtis Are Up a Tree (1986) ... (conceived by) / (written by)
- World's Greatest Grandma (1986) ... (written by)
- Mother of the Bride (1986) ... (creator)
- Lucy, Legal Eagle (1986) ... (creator)
 1986 One Life to Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- One Life To Live (1986) ... (1984)
 1977-1985 Alice (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Th-th-th-that's All Folks (1985) ... (written by)
- A Semi-Merry Christmas (1977) ... (written by - as Madelyn Pugh Davis)
 1979 Dorothy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Hard Hearted Hamlet (1979) ... (written by)
 1977 Lucy Calls the President (TV Movie) (written by)
 1976 Mr. T and Tina (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Unaired Pilot (1976) ... (written by)
- Pilot (1976) ... (written by)
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Olympics (1975) ... (written by)
 1970-1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (written by - 29 episodes)
- Where Is My Wandering Mother Tonight? (1974) ... (written by)
- Milton Berle Is the Life of the Party (1974) ... (written by)
- Lucy Is N.G. as an R.N. (1974) ... (written by)
- Lucy Is a Bird-Sitter (1974) ... (written by)
- Lucy Plays Cops and Robbers (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- P.S. I Loathe You (1973) ... (written by)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (1 episode)
  The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series) (creator - 56 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (written by - 29 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- The Not-So-Grand Opera (1969) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Charge of the Wife Brigade (1969) ... (creator)
- Show Business Is No Business (1969) ... (creator)
- Take Her, He's Mine (1969) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Two on the Aisle (1969) ... (creator)
 1968 Yours, Mine and Ours (story)
  The Lucy Show (TV Series) (developed for television by - 156 episodes, 1962 - 1968) (written by - 58 episodes, 1962 - 1964) (special material - 1 episode, 1966)
- Lucy and 'The Boss of the Year' Award (1968) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lucy and Sid Caesar (1968) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lucy and the Lost Star (1968) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lucy Helps Ken Berry (1968) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lucy and Phil Harris (1968) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1966 The Carol Channing Show (TV Movie)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All About Barbara (1963) ... (writer)
  The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (written by - 4 episodes, 1960)
- Mr. Memory (1961) ... (creator - as Madelyn Martin)
- Our Vacation (1961) ... (creator - as Madelyn Martin)
- Never Do Business with Relatives (1961) ... (creator - as Madelyn Martin)
- Passenger Pending (1961) ... (creator - as Madelyn Martin)
- Handy Man (1961) ... (creator - as Madelyn Martin)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- K.O. Kitty (1958) ... (written by)
  The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- Lucy Goes to Sun Valley (1958) ... (writer)
- Lucy Wins a Race Horse (1958) ... (as Madelyn Martin)
- Lucy Hunts Uranium (1958) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
- The Celebrity Next Door (1957) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
- Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana (1957) ... (writer)
  I Love Lucy (TV Series) (written by - 181 episodes, 1951 - 1957) (flashback segments written by - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue (1957) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
- Lucy Raises Tulips (1957) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
- Country Club Dance (1957) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
- Building a Bar-B-Q (1957) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
- Housewarming (1957) ... (written by - as Madelyn Martin)
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Sport (1955) ... (teleplay - as Madelyn Pugh)
 1955 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- The College Show (1955) ... (creator - as Madelyn Pugh)
 1953 I Love Lucy (original story and screenplay by - as Madelyn Pugh)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- An Eye for an Eye (1953) ... (story)
 1951 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Father's Harem (1951) ... (written by - as Madelyn Pugh)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (3 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1967, she wrote the teleplay for an unsold television pilot called "The Carol Channing Show" where Ms. Carol Channing played a small-town talk show host who moved to New York City trying to make it big.

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Madelyn Pugh Davis | Madelyne Pugh Davis | Madelyn Martin | Madelyn Pugh

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Dr. Richard Merrill Davis  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I really think that one of the contributing things to this show was that Lucy and Desi really loved each other. And I think you can see that on this show. See more »

Trivia:

In an interview, Madelyn said watching her father lose all of his money during the Depression, then struggling to get it back, left a lasting impression on her to not spend money foolishly. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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