Known for movies

Short Info

DiedApril 20, 2011, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseRichard M. Davis, Quinn Martin
FactIn an interview, Madelyn said watching her father lose all of his money during the Depression, then struggling to get it back, left a lasting impression on her to not spend money foolishly.


Madelyn Pugh was born on December 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her parents were both schoolteachers. She had two older sisters. Pugh attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Shortridge in 1940. Pugh then attended Stanford University, where she majored in English and minored in drama. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Pugh graduated from Stanford in 1944.

Pugh began her career as a writer for the radio show “My Friend Irma.” She then wrote for the television shows “I Love Lucy” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Pugh was also a producer for the television show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” In addition to her work in television, Pugh wrote the screenplay for the film “The Trouble with Angels” and the play “The Odd Couple.”

Pugh was married to Robert Boyce from 1945 to 1949. She then married Robert Levenson from 1951 to 1957. Pugh had three children: Robert, Madelyn, and David.

Pugh died on April 28, 2011, at the age of 88.

General Info

Full NameMadelyn Pugh
DiedApril 20, 2011, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer
EducationIndiana University Bloomington, Shortridge High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseRichard M. Davis, Quinn Martin
ChildrenMichael Quinn Martin

Accomplishments

AwardsLaurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
MoviesYours, Mine & Ours, I Love Lucy
TV ShowsLife with Lucy, The Mothers-in-Law, The Lucy Show, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy, Those Whiting Girls

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1In an interview, Madelyn said watching her father lose all of his money during the Depression, then struggling to get it back, left a lasting impression on her to not spend money foolishly.
2Mother, with Quinn Martin, of Michael Quinn Martin.
3Stepmother of Brian Davis, Charlotte Davis, Lisa Davis and Ned Davis.
4Longtime writing partner of Bob Carroll Jr..

Pictures

Movies

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Paul Lynde Show1973TV Series written by - 1 episode
Love, American Style1971TV Series 1 episode
The Mothers-In-LawTV Series creator - 56 episodes, 1967 - 1969 written by - 29 episodes, 1967 - 1969 teleplay - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968
One Life to Live1968TV Series 1984
Yours, Mine and Ours1968story
The Lucy ShowTV Series developed for television by - 156 episodes, 1962 - 1968 written by - 58 episodes, 1962 - 1964 special material - 1 episode, 1966
The Carol Channing Show1966TV Movie
Vacation Playhouse1963TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tom Ewell ShowTV Series creator - 1 episode, 1960 written by - 1 episode, 1960
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Lucy-Desi Comedy HourTV Series 1 episode, 1958 writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958 written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958
I Love LucyTV Series written by - 181 episodes, 1951 - 1957 written for television by - 1 episode, 1956
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Those Whiting Girls1955TV Series creator - 1 episode
Your Favorite Story1953TV Series story - 1 episode
I Love Lucy1953writer
Hollywood Theatre Time1951TV Series 1 episode
I Love Ryan?2015TV Series characters
Yours, Mine & Ours20051968 motion picture story
Kocham Klare2001TV Mini-Series original - 3 episodes
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show1990TV Movie as Madelyn Pugh
Life with LucyTV Series written by - 5 episodes, 1986 creator - 2 episodes, 1986
Alice1977-1985TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Dorothy1979TV Series written by - 1 episode
Lucy Calls the President1977TV Movie
Mr. T and Tina1976TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Sanford and Son1975TV Series written by - 1 episode
Here's Lucy1970-1974TV Series written by - 29 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life with Lucy1986TV Series producer - 3 episodes
AliceTV Series producer - 92 episodes, 1977 - 1981 executive producer - 86 episodes, 1981 - 1985
Dorothy1979TV Series executive producer
Lucy Calls the President1977TV Movie co-producer
Mr. T and Tina1976TV Series producer - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mothers-In-Law1967-1969TV Series script consultant - 24 episodes
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1958-1960TV Series script consultant - 7 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucy Meets the Burtons: A Comedic Gem2010Video documentary shortHerself - Interviewee / Comedy Writer
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
TV Land Moguls2004TV Mini-Series documentary
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentaryWriter (as Madelyne Pugh Davis)
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHerself / Interviewee
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show1990TV MovieHerself (as Madelyn Pugh Davis)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1992Laurel Award for TV Writing AchievementWriters Guild of America, USA

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in ComedyHere's Lucy (1968)
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedy WritingI Love Lucy (1951)
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Written Comedy MaterialI Love Lucy (1951)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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