Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fond Farewell - Madelyn Pugh Davis Writer for 'I Love Lucy"


Madelyn Pugh Davis, one of the writers of "I Love Lucy," has died at age 90. She worked on comedy scripts for over 50 years with Bob Carroll Jr., including over 400 television programs and 500 radio shows. Together they were nominated for 3 Emmy Awards for their "I Love Lucy" writing. She also wrote for Lucille Ball's radio show "My Favorite Husband", "The Lucy Show", "Here's Lucy", "The Luclle Ball-Desi Arnaz Show" and "Live With Lucy."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fond Farewell - Orrin Tucker, Bandleader


Orrin Tucker, the famous bandleader has died at age 100. One of his most famous songs was "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" in 1939. He formed his band in 1933, in which played saxophone and sang the vocals until Wee Bonnie Baker started singing with them in 1938. Over his career, Orrin made over 70 records, 6 of which sold more than 1 million copies each.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fond Farewell - Sidney Lumet, Director

Prolific New York director, producer & screen writer, Sidney Lumet, has died from lymphoma. In a successful career spanning 7 decades, he directed over 50 films. Some of his best known works include "Dog Day Afternoon," "12 Angry Men," "The Verdict," and "Network", all of which he received Academy Award nominations for. He was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in 2005.