She died in Los Angeles on Tuesday (26Jun12), according to trade publication Variety.
Perhaps best known for her role as neighbour Carolyn Appleby on Lucille Ball's hit U.S. sitcom, Singleton got her start in showbusiness as a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and later transitioned into radio, working with the legendary Bob Hope.
Her list of acting credits include guest spots on TV shows All in the Family, The Munsters, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives and Dynasty.
Singleton passed away on the same day as director/screenwriter Nora Ephron, and Lucille Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, has since spoken of her sadness after losing two female visionaries in one day.
In a post on her Facebook.com page, Arnaz writes, "A day of saying hasta luego (goodbye) to two great ladies, Nora Ephron and Doris Singleton. 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."
Actress Doris Singleton, a mainstay among classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy and My Three Sons, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. People reports that Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Singleton's former costars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has confirmed the report.
Singleton is perhaps most memorable as I Love Lucy recurring character Caroline Appleby, the snobby "friend" to Lucy Ricardo (Ball) and Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance), whose well-to-do attitude often caused grief to her social circle. Singleton maintained a lengthy professional relationship with Ball, appearing on many of her later television series The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy, as well as her TV movie Lucy Moves to NBC.
Singleton also had recurring roles on the comedies My Three Sons and Angel, and appeared on many additional programs including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Munsters, and Hogan's Heroes, among others.
The actress was married to comedy writer Charles Isaacs until his death in 2002.
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