Friday, April 22, 2011

More on Madelyn Pugh Davis, The Lady Behind Lucy's Laughs

There's another interesting article about the death this week of I Love Lucy writer Madelyn Pugh Davis, this one from The Hollywood Reporter. You can -- and should -- read it by clicking here. I Love Lucy wouldn't have been the absolute apex of television comedy without Pugh's contributions.

For more information on the rest of Madelyn Pugh's impressive life and career -- pre and post-Lucy -- check out this fascinating biography on the Paley Center website. You'll also want to watch the Archive of American Television TV Legends interview from 1997 with Madelyn and her Lucy co-writer Bob Carroll; it's a treasure trove of rare behind-the-scenes I Love Lucy information as well as a glimpse into the inner workings of the acclaimed TV comedy writing team. As an additional treat, read this article from Pugh's alma mater Indiana University from 2005 when she wrote her Laughing with Lucy memoir.

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