Jun 29, 2012

By Scott Walker

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She was one of those television actresses you’d have seen dozens of times without perhaps knowing her name.

Doris Singleton has died at the age of 92. She began her career as a ballerina, dancing with the fore-runner of American Ballet Theater. She was also a band vocalist before meeting Lucille Ball. That led to a life-long association with Lucy, beginning with the recurring character “Caroline Appleby” in “I Love Lucy”.

That led to a host of television assignments in some of television’s legendary shows….including “Gunsmoke”, “Perry Mason”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, and “All In the Family”.

Lucille Ball’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, confirmed Singleton’s death in a post on her Facebook page. Singleton died Tuesday, the same day as writer-director Nora Ephron. Arnaz acknowledged them both in her post, writing, “They were loved and appreciated and will be missed.”

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