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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from cancer)
Birth NameDorthea Singleton
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Doris Singleton was born on September 29, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Dorthea Singleton. She was an actress, known for Angel (1960), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and I Love Lucy (1951). She was married to Charles Isaacs. She died on June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Charles Isaacs (22 June 1942 - 13 December 2002) (his death)

Trivia (4)

Originally, she was supposed to co-star on Here's Lucy (1968). Her character was supposed to be Harry Carter's (Gale Gordon) efficient morning secretary, who would stand in contrast to Lucy (Lucille Ball), his scatterbrained afternoon secretary. Her character was dropped after the first episode because it was decided to show more of Lucy's family life and less of her life on the job.
In the I Love Lucy: The Club Election (1953), her character is named "Lillian Appleby". In all later episodes, the character's first name was inexplicably changed to "Caroline".
Is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [Associates].

Personal Quotes (2)

[on playing Caroline Appleby on I Love Lucy (1951)] She was sort of Lucy's nemesis because both had young sons they would brag about. There was a rivalry there, but she had to be nice, Lucy had to be nice to Caroline, because her husband owned the television station.
[on My Three Sons (1960)] Well, because Fred doesn't come in until after all the other scenes are shot, and then he does the scenes with the people that he's involved with, but you have to leave clothes there because we never know if we're going to have to do retakes or something.

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