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Madelyn Pugh Davis, Famed ‘I Love Lucy’ Writer, Dies At 90

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Madelyn Pugh Davis was one of "I Love Lucy's" acclaimed writers. (credit: AP)

Madelyn Pugh Davis was one of “I Love Lucy’s” acclaimed writers. (credit: AP)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) —  A Hollywood writer who was a key part of the classic sitcom “I Love Lucy” has died. Madelyn Pugh Davis was 90.

Her son, Michael Quinn Martin, says Davis died Wednesday at her home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles after a brief illness.

Davis and her writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., worked on Ball’s radio comedy, “My Favorite Husband.”

When the show moved to television in 1953 as “I Love Lucy,” Ball took Davis and Carroll with her and added real-life husband Desi Arnaz to the cast.

The writing duo remained with the hit CBS comedy during its 1951-57 run and then wrote for “The Lucy Show,” “Here’s Lucy” and “Life With Lucy.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that services for Davis will be private.

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