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  • Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'

    Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'
    Joan Rivers -- the comedian, TV host and entertainer extraordinaire who died Thursday at 81 -- said so much during her groundbreaking, decades-long career, that it's difficult to say anything that would do justice to her life and legacy. In The Times,...
  • Watch: Audience color footage of classic 'I Love Lucy'; show turns 62

    Watch: Audience color footage of classic 'I Love Lucy'; show turns 62
    Today is the 62nd anniversary of the premiere of "I Love Lucy," the most important and still, for my money, the greatest situation comedy in television history. Although the series can seem dated in some ways, it has remained unusually fresh, and...
  • Shirley Mitchell: Last adult cast member of 'I Love Lucy' dies

    Shirley Mitchell: Last adult cast member of 'I Love Lucy' dies
    Shirley Mitchell, a veteran film and TV actress who was believed to be the last surviving adult cast member of TV's legendary sitcom "I Love Lucy," has died at 94. Mitchell, who played Lucy's friend Marion during the 1953-54 season, died of heart...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Blue Bloods' on CBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Blue Bloods' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Blue Bloods Danny's (Donnie Wahlberg)...
  • TV Picks: 'A Christmas Story,' a 'Lucy' memory, snowy 'Lilyhammer'

    TV Picks: 'A Christmas Story,' a 'Lucy' memory, snowy 'Lilyhammer'
    24 hours of "A Christmas Story" (TBS, Tuesday and Wednesday). Jean Shepherd's hardy holiday classic turns 30 this year. (I will pause for those who need to sit for a second in order to take that number in.) Adding tradition to tradition, TBS will again...
  • CBS to air two colorized 'I Love Lucy' episodes in December

    CBS to air two colorized 'I Love Lucy' episodes in December
    There was never any doubt that "I Love Lucy" was full of color. But for those whose imaginations need some help, CBS will air in December a one-hour special featuring two newly colorized classic episodes of the 1950s series. The "I Love Lucy Christmas...
  • Valerie Harper tells People: I have terminal brain cancer

     
    “Valerie Harper's Brave Goodbye,” People headlines its issue out Friday. The Emmy-winning star, 73,¬†reveals that she has terminal brain cancer and as little as three months to live in the exclusive interview. “I don't think of dying,&#...
  • ‘I Love Lucy’: the greatest TV show?

     
    Sixty-one years after its debut on CBS, “I Love Lucy” remains the standard by which all TV series are judged. The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz sitcom was named the best TV show of all time in a prime-time special that aired Tuesday on ABC. “...
  • Madelyn Pugh Davis dies at 90; 'I Love Lucy' writer

    Madelyn Pugh Davis dies at 90; 'I Love Lucy' writer
    Madelyn Pugh Davis, who with her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr. made television history in the 1950s writing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's landmark situation comedy "I Love Lucy," has died. She was 90. Davis, a pioneering female radio and TV comedy...
  • Lucille Ball at 100: Pass the Vitameatavegamin and drink up

     
    Lucy Ricardo's ultimate appeal lies in being the underdog who keeps plugging along. She can't get a break in show business although everyone watching realizes she has the most talent. Still, that doesn't defeat her. She keeps meeting her Sisyphus-like...
  • Lucille Ball: ‘probably the most gifted actress-performer-comedienne that has ever lived’

     
    Candice Bergen acclaimed Ball as a "major babe,'' and Mary Tyler Moore applauded Ball's "fearless'' approach to comedy. Moore called Ball "probably the most gifted actress-performer-comedienne that has ever lived.''...
  • Critic's Notebook: Lucille Ball, 100 and ageless

     
    Lucille Ball's 100th birthday: Happy 100th birthday, Lucille Ball -- I won't add "wherever you are," because you're everywhere....