Other Notable Deaths

Other Notable Deaths

January 31, 2007

BOB CARROLL JR., 87 Television writer

Bob Carroll Jr., a pioneering television writer who worked on every one of Lucille Ball's TV shows, including the 1950s classic I Love Lucy, died Saturday in Los Angeles, his longtime friend Thomas Watson said.

Mr. Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis, his writing partner, were working on comedian Steve Allen's radio show in the 1940s when they learned Ms. Ball was looking for writers for her show, My Favorite Husband.

When the show moved to television in 1953, Ms. Ball brought her writers with her, changing the show's name to I Love Lucy and adding real-life husband Desi Arnaz to the cast.

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