Lucille Ball 1911-1989
She was born in 1911. She grew up in New York. Her acting career started in the movies. She also was a radio star. I Love Lucy aired from 1951-1957. It won 5 Emmys and more than 200 awards.
Her first husband was Desi Arnaz. They had 2 children. She and Desi divorced in 1960. Lucille Ball later married Gary Morton.
She died in 1989.
I Love Lucy was about a housewife and her Cuban husband, Ricky Ricardo (played by Desi), who was a bandleader. The show was the first to use three cameras filming at the same time. This was how reruns began. As a half hour sitcom, this show changed the way people watched comedy TV. Her co-stars, besides her husband, were William Frawley and Vivian Vance.
Other famous TV stars from this decade are:
Milton Berle of the Texaco Hour
Ed Sullivan of The Ed Sullivan Show
Dick Van Dyke 1925--
He was born in 1925. He grew up in Danville, IL. He won 2 Emmy Awards for Best Actor in 1964 & 1965. He also starred in movies. The New Dick Van Dyke Show aired from 1971-1974.
He has 2 sons and 2 daughters. His younger brother, Jerry, is also a TV actor.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) was about a man named Rob Petrie, his wife and son who lived in a suburban town. The show featured other well-known actors and actresses such as Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, and Rose Marie.
Other famous TV stars from this decade are: Bob Denver of Gilligan's Island
Andy Griffith of The Andy Griffith Show
Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched
Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeannie
John Astin of The Addams Family
Carroll O'Connor 1924-2001
He was born on Aug. 2, 1924 in the Bronx, New York. He won four Emmy Awards. He also appeared in a number of movies. All in the Family (which was an adaptation of the British, Till Death Do Us Part) aired from 1971-1979. All in the Family was about Archie Bunker, his wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), his daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers), and his son-in-law Michael "Meathead" (Rob Reiner).
Other famous TV stars from this decade are: Mary Tyler Moore of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Carol Burnett of The Carol Burnett Show
Bill Cosby 1937--
He was born July 12, 1937 in North Philadelphia. He won three Emmy awards. He appeared in many movies. The Cosby Show aired from 1984-1992. Cosby has a wife named Camille and a son named Ennis. Ennis William Cosby was robbed and killed while he stopped to fix a flat tire on a highway in Los Angeles, January 16th 1997. The Cosby Show was about Heathcliff Huxtable and his wife Claire (Phylicia Rashad) as they dealt with family life. His other co-stars were Sabrina Le Bleauf (Sondra), Lisa Bonet (Denise), Malcolm Jamal-Warner (Theo), Tempest Bledsoe (Vanessa), and Keshia Knight Pullman (Rudy) and Raven Simone (Olivia).
Other famous TV stars from this decade are: Oprah Winfrey of Oprah
Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show
Robin Williams of Mork and Mindy
Jerry Seinfeld 1954--
He was born on April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised on Long Island. Seinfeld aired from 1990-1998. He married Jessica Sklar on Christmas Day 1999 and has two children, a girl named Sascha and a boy named Julian Kal. Seinfeld is about four single friends who live in New York and fall into many unusual situations.
Other famous TV stars from this decade are: Roseanne Barr of Roseanne
Kelsy Grammer of Fraiser and Cheers
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