My Favorite Husband is the name of an American radio program and network television series. The original radio show, co-starring Lucille Ball, was the initial basis for what evolved into the groundbreaking TV sitcom I Love Lucy. The series was based on the novels Mr. and Mrs. Cugat, the Record of a Happy Marriage (1940) and Outside Eden (1945) written by Isabel Scott Rorick, which had previously been adapted into the Paramount Pictures feature film Are Husbands Necessary? (1942), co-starring Ray Milland and Betty Field. Liz Cooper, played by Lucille Ball; happily married housewife George Cooper, played by Richard Denning; Liz’s husband, works for Mr. Atterbury Mr. Rudolph Atterbury, played by Gale Gordon; George’s boss, friend of the Cooper family, refers to male acquaintances as «boy», as in «George-Boy» Mrs. Iris Atterbury, played by Bea Benaderet; wife of Rudolph and friend of the Cooper family, refers to female acquaintances as «girl», as in «Liz-Girl». Katy, played by Ruth Perrott; the Cooper’s maid, presumably enjoys making Jell-O. Mrs. Leticia Cooper, played first by Benaderet and in subsequent episodes by Eleanor Audley; George’s aristocratic mother, who typically looks down on Liz. Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet were both given first consideration for the roles that would become Fred and Ethel Mertz on «I Love Lucy», but both had contract conflicts that forced them to turn down the roles. en.wikipedia.org Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 — April 26, 1989) was

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