Madelyn Pugh Davis

Best known as the co-creator of the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy", television writer Madelyn Davis was born on March 15, 1921, in Indianapolis. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Journalism in 1942, and ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Filmography

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
Writer (5)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

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)

I Love Lucy 1951 - 1957 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (5)

Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Biography

Best known as the co-creator of the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy", television writer Madelyn Davis was born on March 15, 1921, in Indianapolis. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Journalism in 1942, and began writing commercials for Indiana radio. Her family's move to California allowed Davis to land writing jobs with NBC and CBS; it was at CBS Radio that she began working with Bob Carroll, Jr. The two formed a writing partnership that would last for over half a century. They produced a script for Lucille Ball's radio show "My Favorite Husband" and ended up writing for the show during the whole of its two and a half year run. They were also involved in the creation of the "I Love Lucy" television series and produced scripts both for it and the many "Lucy" series that followed (including the '80s series "Life with Lucy" and a Polish adaptation called "Kocham Klane"). Davis and Carroll also wrote for "The Paul Lynde Show", "Those Whiting Girls", and the films "Forever, Darling" (1956) and "Yours, Mine and Ours" (1968), both of which starred Lucille Ball. Davis is today considered a pioneer who helped open up the field of television writers to women. In 2005 she published her memoir, "Laughing with Lucy".

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