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I Love Lucy Writer Madelyn Pugh Davis Dies at 90

Madelyn Pugh Davis

Longtime I Love Lucy writer Madelyn Pugh Davis, who dedicated her career to writing for Lucille Ball, has died. She was 90.

The screenwriter, who collaborated with Bob Carroll, Jr. over the course of 50 years, died Wednesday at her home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles following a brief illness, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Scarlett Johansson and Ben Stiller are this year's recipients of Harvard University's Hasty Pudding awards, given to performers who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment" and/or bikinis.... Disney Channel has set a Feb. 19 premiere date for Season 5 of The Wiggles.... Family Ties: The First Season arrives on DVD Feb. 20, or on my desk yesterday, hee-hee.... (Sometime?) today, Nickelodeon will unveil Nicktropolis, a new online community where visitors create virtual representations of themselves.... I Love Lucy cocreator Bob Carroll Jr. died on Saturday, at age 87. read more

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