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Madelyn Pugh

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Article writer for the iconic sitcom I REALLY LIKE Lucy who also also contributed to numerous from the star’s madcap antics. She had not been always in tranquility with Lucille Ball – in a single notable event, Ball refused to dairy a cow, informing Pugh ‘You published it – you dairy it.’ She and her composing partner Bob Carroll Jr. produced lots of the traditional episodes from the display, and she frequently examined the stunt gear first herself, before presenting it to Ball. She was created in Indianapolis, the youngest of three kids of Isaac and Louise Hupp Pugh. She was wedded to Quinn Martin from 1955 to 1960 and Richard M. Davis from 1964 to 2009. She and Martin experienced a son called Michael. She fulfilled her long term co-writer Bob Carroll Jr. on the air comedy THE BEST Spouse – which starred Lucille Ball.

Quick Facts


Full Name Madelyn Pugh
Date Of Birth March 15, 1921
Died April 20, 2011, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Indianapolis, IN
Profession Screenwriter
Education Indiana University Bloomington, Shortridge High School
Nationality American
Spouse Richard M. Davis, Quinn Martin
Children Michael Quinn Martin
Awards Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Movies Yours, Mine & Ours, I Love Lucy
TV Shows Life with Lucy, The Mothers-in-Law, The Lucy Show, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy, The Tom Ewell Show, Those Whiting Girls
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#Fact
1In an interview, Madelyn said watching her father lose all of his money during the Depression, then struggling to get it back, left a lasting impression on her to not spend money foolishly.
2Mother, with Quinn Martin, of Michael Quinn Martin.
3Stepmother of Brian Davis, Charlotte Davis, Lisa Davis and Ned Davis.
4Longtime writing partner of Bob Carroll Jr..


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Paul Lynde Show1973TV Series written by - 1 episode
Love, American Style1971TV Series 1 episode
The Mothers-In-LawTV Series creator - 56 episodes, 1967 - 1969 written by - 29 episodes, 1967 - 1969 teleplay - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968
One Life to Live1968TV Series 1984
Yours, Mine and Ours1968story
The Lucy ShowTV Series developed for television by - 156 episodes, 1962 - 1968 written by - 58 episodes, 1962 - 1964 special material - 1 episode, 1966
The Carol Channing Show1966TV Movie
Vacation Playhouse1963TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tom Ewell ShowTV Series creator - 1 episode, 1960 written by - 1 episode, 1960
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Lucy-Desi Comedy HourTV Series 1 episode, 1958 writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958 written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958
I Love LucyTV Series written by - 181 episodes, 1951 - 1957 written for television by - 1 episode, 1956
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Those Whiting Girls1955TV Series creator - 1 episode
Your Favorite Story1953TV Series story - 1 episode
I Love Lucy1953writer
Hollywood Theatre Time1951TV Series 1 episode
I Love Ryan?2015TV Series characters
Yours, Mine & Ours20051968 motion picture story
Kocham Klare2001TV Mini-Series original - 3 episodes
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show1990TV Movie as Madelyn Pugh
Life with LucyTV Series written by - 5 episodes, 1986 creator - 2 episodes, 1986
Alice1977-1985TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Dorothy1979TV Series written by - 1 episode
Lucy Calls the President1977TV Movie
Mr. T and Tina1976TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Sanford and Son1975TV Series written by - 1 episode
Here's Lucy1970-1974TV Series written by - 29 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life with Lucy1986TV Series producer - 3 episodes
AliceTV Series producer - 92 episodes, 1977 - 1981 executive producer - 86 episodes, 1981 - 1985
Dorothy1979TV Series executive producer
Lucy Calls the President1977TV Movie co-producer
Mr. T and Tina1976TV Series producer - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mothers-In-Law1967-1969TV Series script consultant - 24 episodes
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1958-1960TV Series script consultant - 7 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucy Meets the Burtons: A Comedic Gem2010Video documentary shortHerself - Interviewee / Comedy Writer
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
TV Land Moguls2004TV Mini-Series documentary
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentaryWriter (as Madelyne Pugh Davis)
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHerself / Interviewee
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show1990TV MovieHerself (as Madelyn Pugh Davis)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Laurel Award for TV Writing AchievementWriters Guild of America, USA

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in ComedyHere's Lucy (1968)· Bob Carroll Jr.
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedy WritingI Love Lucy (1951)· Jess Oppenheimer
· Bob Carroll Jr.
· Bob Schiller
· Bob Weiskopf
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Written Comedy MaterialI Love Lucy (1951)· Jess Oppenheimer
· Bob Carroll Jr.


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