Doris Singleton - I Love Lucy's Doris Singleton Dies In Los Angeles, Aged 92
Doris Singleton, the American actress best known for playing the title character in the long running series 'I Love Lucy', has died aged 92. The actress passed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Singleton first appeared in 'My Favourite Husband', the radio show that preceded 'I Love Lucy', before starring in 10 episodes of the much-loved sitcom. She played a major role in the classic episode in which guest star Harpo Marx and Lucille Ball mimicked each other's moves in mirror. During a 2005 interview recalling her time with Marx, Singleton said, "Harpo played a concert for us afterward.I loved [doing that episode] because I was one of the blondes he was chasing!". She would go on to appear in numerous other television shows, including 'All in the Family', 'The Great Gildersleeve' and 'The Adventures of Superman'. The actress actually began her showbiz career as a teen dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and worked as a vocalist with bandleader Art Jarrett in the late 1930s. She went onto work with Bob Hope and Jack Benny.
Singleton was married to the comedy writer Charles Isaacs for 61 years until his eventual death in 2002. In 2002, 'I Love Lucy' ranked on TV Guide's list of television's greatest show, just behind 'Seinfeld', but in front of The Honeymooners.