'I Love Lucy' actress Doris Singleton dies at 92
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Actress Doris Singleton died Tuesday in Los Angeles, reports Variety. She was 92.
Singleton is best known for her recurring role as Carolyn Appleby — Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s over-zealous neighbor — on I Love Lucy. She appeared on the sitcom 10 times between 1953 and 1957.
”A day of saying hasta luego to two great ladies, Nora Ephron and Doris Singleton,” Lucie Arnaz, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s daughter, wrote on her Facebook page. “May they both fly swiftly heavenward and enjoy a blissful rest for jobs well done down here. They were loved and appreciated and will be missed.”
The comedienne also appeared on Ball’s later TV shows, as well as All in the Family, Hogan’s Heroes,My Three Sons, The Munsters, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Days of Our Lives, and Dynasty, among others.
Before she hit the small screen, Singleton danced with the American Ballet Theater and sang with bandleader Art Jarrett. She later lent her voice to radio, appearing with George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny.
Singleton’s husband of 61 years, Charles Isaacs, a comedy writer, director and producer, died in 2002.
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