TV Favorite Doris Singleton Isaacs Dies

Written by Harrison Held

Hollywood has lost another of it’s favorites…  I Love Lucy’s Doris Singleton Isaacs died Tuesday at age 92.  Dorothea Singleton began her career as a dancer singer in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She met Lucille Ball in the late 1940’s while appearing on the radio show “My Favorite Husband” which led to Lucille inviting her to join “I Love Lucy” for 10 episodes between 1953 and 1957 – she played Lucy’s near-sighted neighbor & sometimes nemesis Carolyn Appleby.  She was married to comedy writer, director & producer Charles Isaacs for 61 years – he passed away in 2002.  Her multiple TV & Film credits include Dynasty, Days of Our Lives, Phyllis, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Dick Van Dyke Show, All In The Family, Terror at Midnight, Affair in Reno, Voice in the Mirror, The Munsters, My Three Sons, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Bob Hope Show, The Loretta Young Show, The Adventures of Superman & many others.  The Hollywood Beat caught up with Miss Singleton last August when she attended the Hollywood Museum’s Centennial Tribute to Ms. Ball.  She loved working on “I Love Lucy” but said the shows were challenging to do because of last minute script changes.  R.I.P. Doris Singleton.

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