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Apr222011

'I Love Lucy' Writer Dead at 90

CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Madelyn Pugh Davis, a TV writer for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's classic 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, has died, reports the Los Angeles Times. According to her son, Davis died Wednesday at her Bel-Air, Calif., home following a brief illness. She was 90 years old.

Davis and her writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., first worked with Ball in the late 1940s on her CBS Radio comedy My Favorite Husband. From 1951 to 1957, they wrote many episodes -- including the pilot episode -- of I Love Lucy, a show that still airs in syndication today. Davis went on to write for other Lucille Ball TV series such as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy.

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