Bob Carroll Jr.

The old saying goes that behind every successful man, there was a strong woman. But for Lucille Ball - as successful a woman as there has ever been in Hollywood - there was a man, Bob Carroll, Jr., behind the scenes ... Read more »
Born: 08/12/1918 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

I Love Lucy: The Very First Show 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

The Lucille Ball Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Here's Lucy 1968 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

I Love Lucy 1951 - 1957 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (6)

Life With Lucy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Private Benjamin 1980 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dorothy 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mr. T. and Tina 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Alice 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

The old saying goes that behind every successful man, there was a strong woman. But for Lucille Ball - as successful a woman as there has ever been in Hollywood - there was a man, Bob Carroll, Jr., behind the scenes. With life-long writing partner, Madelyn Pugh Davis, Carroll wrote every episode of "I Love Lucy" (CBS, 1951-57) and spent the next few decades writing for the manic redhead. The pair hit upon a surefire formula - Lucy scheming to be a part of something, whether it's taking on a new job in a candy factory or trying to meet a famous person her bandleader husband (Desi Arnaz) is working with, only to have her efforts backfire in a madcap hilarity. Even through 180 episodes, the gags never got old, thanks to timeless concepts and lightening fast pacing which helped "I Love Lucy" remain a favorite for generations. Though Carroll died in early 2007, his work was assured to live forever.

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