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    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    Mr. Barnsthal (Lane) was great. Lane specialized in playing crabby characters and wasn't overused, unlike Gale Gordon's Mooney. Unfortunately, Lane had trouble remembering his lines, which was a big problem since The Lucy Show was filmed in front of a live audience. Fortunately for him...
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    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    Apparently Lucy and Southern did not get along terribly well which led to the decision not to have her replace Vance after she left the series. Ball was not the most diplomatic person and could be rough on the crew and the other actors. She didn't trust many people and that often led to hurt...
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    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    "I Love Lucy" remains the gold standard for situation comedies, thanks to the stellar cast, brilliant writing and the genius of Desi Arnaz. Lucy was a big talent, but never made it big in movies, mostly settling for starring roles in "B" films. It was Arnaz who saw television as the perfect...
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