TV's first great sitcom centered on a zany New York housewife who wants desperately to get into showbiz and her Cuban bandleader husband who has his hands full trying to dissuade her. Also getting caught up in their shenanigans were the Mertzes, their landlords and best friends. A pioneer for being filmed before a studio audience with multiple cameras, the top-rated series racked up 180 episodes before ending in 1957. Several specials aired from '57 to '60 as 'The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.'


Guest Stars

Bennett Green
Bum, Cameraman, Customer, Deliveryman, Dock Worker, Florist, Hot Dog Vendor, Laundry Deliveryman, Man on the Street, Messenger, Orderly, Party Guest, Photographer
Louis A. Nicoletti
Boom Man, Cop, Crook, Croupier No. 2, Dance Teacher, Maitre d', Man with Poster, Passenger with Dog, Recording Engineer, Reporter, Stagehand, Tournament Announcer, Waiter, Walter
Hazel Pierce
Clubwoman, Customer, Flapper, Grace Munson, Hazel Pierce, Mrs. Peterson, Nurse, Party Guest, Soda Jerk, Tourist, Woman in Butcher Shop
Elizabeth Patterson
Mathilda Trumbull, Mrs. Trumbull, Mrs. Turnbull, Mrs. Willoughby
Frank Nelson
Ben Benjamin, Conductor, Customs Inspector, Desk Sergeant, Dickie Davis, Freddie Fillmore, Ralph Ramsey, Waiter
Doris Singleton
Caroline Appleby, Carolyn, Clubwoman, Lillian Appleby
Kathryn Card
Minnie Finch, Mrs. MacGillicuddy, Mrs. McGillicuddy
Richard J. Reeves
Actor Posing as Indian, Assassin, Bill Foster, Cop at Police Station, Hank, Stagehand, TV Host
Barbara Pepper
Customer, Lost Soul, Nurse, Party Guest, Woman in Butcher Shop, Woman on Bus
Mary Jane Croft
Betty, Betty Ramsey, Cynthia Harcourt, Evelyn Bigsby
Fred Aldrich
Butcher, Cop, Crook, Customer, Stagehand
Vivi Janiss
Clubwoman, Lou Ann Hall
Charles Lane
Andrew Hickox, Casting Director, Mr. Stanley, Pssport Clerk
Lou Krugman
Frank Williams, Paul, Salesman
Ross Elliott
Director, Ross Elliott
Shepard Menken
Charpentier, Eye Doctor, Jean, William Abbott
Ray Kellogg
Airline Officer, Assistant Director, Propman, Sales Clerk
Peggy Rea
Clubwoman, Nurse with Wheelchair
Kay Wiley
Clubwoman, Customer, Martha, Woman in Butcher Shop
Lee Millar
Announcer, Chip Jackson, Mr. Taylor, Phil
Marco Rizo
Marco Rizo, Patron, Pianist, Piano Player
Dayton Lummis
Bill Parker, Bill Sherman, Mel Eaton
Elvia Allman
Foreman, Minnie's Neighbor, Nancy Graham
Jay Novello
Mario Orsatti, Mr. Beecher, Mr. Meriwether
Tyler McVey
Man from Magazine, Officer, Social Director
Alan Ray
Clapstick Man, Orderly, Waiter
Harry Bartell
Headwaiter, Jewel Thief, Process Server
Margie Liszt
Clubwoman, Marion Strong, Woman on Party Line
Ruth Perrott
Clubwoman, Mrs. Pomerantz, Nurse
Alberto Morin
Carlos Ortega, Robert DuBois
Eleanor Audley
Eleanor Spaulding, Flower Show Judge
Frank Gerstle
Actor Posing as Indian, Helicopter Pilot
Hal March
Eddie Grant, Himself
Hans Conried
Dan Jenkins, Percy Livermore
Irving Bacon
Bert Willoughby, Will Potter
John Emery
Harold (the tramp), Stewart
John Hart
Jim Stevens, Lifeguard
John Mylong
Casino Manager, Policeman
John Wayne
2 Episodes (2016-2016)
Maurice Marsac
Maurice, the Headwaiter, Waiter
Parley Baer
Mr. Perry, Walter Reilly
Peter Brocco
Dominic Orsatti, Flower Show Judge
Verna Felton
Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Simpson
Will Wright
Mr. Walters, Sheriff
Hy Averback
Charlie Appleby, Charlie Pomerantz
Joseph Kearns
Dr. Tom Robinson, Theater Manager
Sandra Gould
Nancy Johnson, Woman on Platform
Peter Leeds
Mr. Krausfeld, Reporter
Ken Christy
Dock Agent, Ken, the Detective
Byron Kane
Man on Train, Morris Williams
Don Garner
Delivery Boy, Grocery Boy
Mario Siletti
Farmer, Professor Falconi
Mary Emery
Mother Ricardo, Mrs. Ricardo
Maury Thompson
Script Clerk, Stage Manager
Myra Marsh
Club Chairwoman, Club President
Phil Arnold
Harry Henderson, Man in Hotel Corridor
Stanley Farrar
Bennet Green, Ferry Attendant
Trevor Ward
Arresting Officer, Groom
Virginia Barbour
Professor's Assistant, Woman
Adele Longmire
Nurse in Hospital Lobby
Barbara Eden
Diana Jordan
Ida Moore
Mrs. Knickerbocker
Janet Waldo
Peggy Dawson
Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
Van Johnson
Van Johnson
Aaron Spelling
Gas Station Attendant
Jesslyn Fax
Woman from Brooklyn
Jess Oppenheimer
Network Representative
1 Episode (2000)
Paula Winslow
Wife of Man in Deck Chair
Phil Ober
Arnold (the first husband)