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I Love Lucy's Doris SingletonActress Doris Singleton died yesterday at the age of 92. She was best known for her recurring role as Lucy Ricardo’s “friend” Carolyn Appleby on I Love Lucy.

After being featured as a teen dancer with the American Ballet Theater, Singleton became a vocalist with Art Jarrett’s orchestra in the late 1930s. She had a distinctive voice and that led her to establish a career in radio, working with George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny.

She met Lucille Ball prior to a performance of My Favorite Husband, the radio show that preceded I Love Lucy. Singleton acted in 10 episodes of the classic I Love Lucy sitcom and appeared on Ball’s later shows, as well as the 1980 special, Lucy Moves to NBC.

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TV Espresso: News Items for Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011
I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend and survived Black Friday if you ventured out. Here are some TV tidbits to start off Read more . . .
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Marcus Welby, MD: Win the Robert Young TV Series on DVD!

June 2, 2011
Though shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice are very popular today, there are few physicians with a better bedside manner than Marcus Welby, MD Read more . . .
Marcus Welby, MD

Marcus Welby, MD

Robert Young stars as Doctor Marcus Welby, a caring family practitioner who believes in old-school, common-sense methods and the importance of having a good bedside manner. Welby served in the US Navy as a doctor during the war. A widower, he enjoys sailing his boat on the ocean and spending time with girlfriends like Myra Sherwood (Anne Baxter). Welby has an adult daughter named Sandy (Christine Belford, then Anne Schedeen) and a grandson, Phil (Gavin Brendan). Welby works with Doctor Steven Kiley (James Brolin), a brilliant young physician. He has more strait-laced methods and often disagrees with Welby's way of thinking but usually ends up seeing the value in what his partner says. The two work alongside one another at a private practice in Santa Monica, California and often work with the staff at nearby Lang Memorial Hospital. The two doctors are ably assisted by Consuelo Lopez (Elena Verdugo), their loyal secretary, nurse and friend. Towards the end of the show's run, Kiley meets and marries Janet Blake (Pamela Hensley), a public relations director. Sharon Gless plays another secretary, Kathleen Faverty. Storylines tackle issues like addiction to painkillers, brain damage, breast cancer, depression, dysautonomia, epilepsy, impotence, leukemia, mononucleosis, rape, and sexually transmitted diseases.

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