I Love Lucy ran from 1951 to 1957, starring Lucille Ball, one of the best and brightest of the young comediennes, as well as her husband, Desi Arnaz. The two had an on-screen chemistry that made everyone love them. With the beautiful couple combined with the bumbling and amusing antics of the many neighbors, particularly Fred and Ethel Mertz, the show took off like a rocket.
The Show starred
- Lucille Ball as Lucille Esmeralda “Lucy” McGillicuddy Ricardo.
- Desi Arnaz as Enrique Alberto Fernando y de Acha “Ricky” Ricardo III.
- Vivian Vance as Ethel Mae Potter Mertz (alternately “Ethel Louise” and “Ethel Roberta”)
- William Frawley as Frederick “Fred” Hobart Mertz
- Keith Thibodeaux, also known as Richard Keith as Little Ricky
I Love Lucy: Opening and closing themes
I Love Lucy – The Chocolate Factory
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