My Favorite Husband (1948-1951)
My Favorite Husband
Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Pugh and Jess Oppenheimer
Cast: Lucille Ball, Richard Denning, Gale Gordon, Bea Benaderet, Ruth Perrott, Eleanor Audley
My favorite Husband was based on the 1940's novel Mr. and Mrs. Cugat and aired from July 23, 1948 to March 31, 1951. It eventually evolved into the television show I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lucille Ball refused to work with her costar, Richard Denning, on the television version and only wanted to work with her real-life husband.
Liz and George were a married couple who lived together and enjoyed married life and were always cheerful. They were originally written as an upscale family, but due to the writers trying to gain a wider audience, they changed the script to take place in a more middle class neighborhood with a more middle ground couple.
Actors: Lucille Ball, Bea Benaderet, Richard Denning, Gale Gordon