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Mark Miller, ‘Please Don’t Eat the Daisies’ Star and ‘Walk in the Clouds’ Screenwriter, Dies at 97

Mark Miller, who portrayed the patriarch of a castle-dwelling family on the 1960s NBC sitcom Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and co-wrote the Keanu Reeves-starring romantic drama A Walk in the Clouds, has died. He was 97. Miler died Friday in Santa Monica of natural causes, a family spokesperson announced. Survivors include his daughter and Tony-nominated actress Penelope Ann […]

Larry Storch, Corporal Randolph Agarn on ‘F Troop,’ Dies at 99

Larry Storch, the manic comic actor who starred as the bumbling sidekick Corporal Randolph Agarn on the 1960s ABC sitcom F Troop, has died. He was 99. Storch, who got his start as a stand-up comic, did impressions and voiced the all-knowing Phineas J. Whoopee on the classic cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, died early Friday […]

‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Javier Bardem and Lucie Arnaz Talk Desi Arnaz’s Legacy

Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos tells the story of one week in the life of comedy icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as they fight to keep their show from being taken off the air while grappling with potential infidelity. It’s very much a portrait of the real-life people behind the beloved sitcom characters, Lucy […]

Amy Poehler’s ‘Lucy and Desi’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

In her first stint as a director of nonfiction, Poehler explores the marriage and professional partnership of sitcom trailblazers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Javier Bardem Discusses Desi Arnaz’s Impact in The Hollywood Reporter & Amazon Studios’ ‘Making the Ricardos’ Docuseries

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Studios. The spotlight is on Javier Bardem and his portrayal of the legendary Desi Arnaz in the second episode of Making the Ricardos, The Hollywood Reporter and Amazon Studios’ three-part documentary and podcast series that presents a behind-the-scenes look into the new film Being the Ricardos while […]

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem Go Behind the Scenes of ‘I Love Lucy’ in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’

Amazon has released the first teaser trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos. Starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, the film examines various personal and professional challenges faced by the iconic entertainment couple. The movie also stars Jake Lacy, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat. The […]

Lucille Ball’s Daughter Wanted Scenes That “Never Happened” Removed From Aaron Sorkin Drama ‘Being the Ricardos’

Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, says that she attempted to have certain scenes filmed for the Aaron Sorkin drama Being the Ricardos removed due to their inaccuracy. While speaking to Palm Springs Life about the various projects she and others have in the works about her parents, Arnaz shared details […]

Lucille Ball Was Afraid She Might Die During Iconic ‘I Love Lucy’ Moment

Lucille Ball was nearly killed while filming one of the most memorable moments in her iconic show, I Love Lucy. The legendary actress was trending on social media Friday as fans celebrated her birthday. During a 1974 interview on The Dick Cavett Show, the actress explained that in the classic 1956 episode of her series […]

Jerry Thorpe, Emmy-Winning Director and Producer of ‘Kung Fu,’ Dies at 92

Jerry Thorpe, an executive at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's Desilu Productions and a co-creator, director and producer on the David Carradine adventure series 'Kung Fu,' died Sept. 25 in Santa Barbara, his family announced. He was 92.

Mary Hatcher, Mickey Rooney’s Co-Star in ‘The Big Wheel,’ Dies at 88

A Paramount contract player and Broadway actress, she also worked with Desi Arnaz, Veronica Lake and DeForest Kelley.

Tony Terran, Trumpet Player in Desi Arnaz’s Orchestra on ‘I Love Lucy,’ Dies at 90

He also performed with the legendary L.A. session players known as 'The Wrecking Crew.'

Gina Rodriguez, Wilmer Valderrama Highlight Paley Center Tribute to Hispanics in TV

The event also featured a touching tribute to Desi Arnaz by the late star's daughter, Lucie.