London: Doris Singleton, actress of 1950s hit US sitcom ‘I Love Lucy’, died on Tuesday. She was 92.
Singleton’s character, first called Lillian Appleby and then Caroline Appleby, had appeared in 10 episodes as Lucy’s neighbour, the wife of a radio station owner.
‘I Love Lucy’ was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons.
Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who played Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the hit show, confirmed the death of the actress in a post on her Facebook page, the BBC reported.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Singleton was a professional ballet dancer in her teens, and later became a singer and radio actress.
The actress was married to comedy writer Charlie Isaacs for 61 years before his death in 2002.
She had also appeared on dozens of TV shows in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including ‘another Lucille Ball program’, ‘Here’s Lucy’, ‘Perry Mason’, ‘All In The Family’, and ‘Days of Our Lives’.
She played Margaret Williams on the 1960s sitcom My Three Sons, along with Don Grady who also died this week, aged 68.