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Shirley Mitchell
Birth: Nov. 4, 1919
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2013
Westwood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

American Radio, Television and Film Actress. Mitchell, who began her career on radio starring on such shows as 'The Great Gildersleeve' and 'Fibber, McGee & Molly', will best be remembered for her role as Lucy Ricardo's friend, Marion Strong on 'I Love Lucy' which starred Lucille Ball, who became her good friend during the redhead's radio days on 'My Favorite Husband'. Mitchell came to Los Angeles in the 1940s and transitioned to television, landing a role on 'I Married Joan'. She joined the cast of 'I Love Lucy' for the 1953-54 season and appeared in three episodes. Throughout her career she was very much in demand, appearing regularly in such shows as 'Bachelor Father', 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies', 'Petticoat Junction', 'The Beverly Hillbillies', 'The Red Skelton Hour', 'The Jack Benny Program', 'Make Room for Daddy', 'Perry Mason', 'The Loretta Young Show', 'The Mothers-in-Law', 'The Doris Day Show', 'Green Acres', 'The Odd Couple', 'Chico and the Man', 'Three's Company', 'Trapper John, M.D.', 'Dallas' and 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'. On film she appeared in such films as 'Jamboree' (1944), 'Desk Set' (1957), 'Big Business' (1988) and 'The War of the Roses' (1989). Mitchell, who was the widow of songwriter Jay Livingston, died of heart failure. (bio by: Louis du Mort) 
 
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  Jay Livingston (1915 - 2001)
 
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Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
Record added: Feb 25, 2005
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