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Overview (3)

Born in Toledo, Ohio, USA
Died in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart failure)
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A prolific radio and TV actress, Ms. Mitchell was a regular on such classic radio series as "Fibber McGee and Molly" and "The Great Gildersleeve," and on television, "Pete & Gladys" (Janet Colton), "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (Marge Thornton), and "Bachelor Father" (Kitty Deveraux). She also made frequent appearances on other TV shows, including "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Perry Mason." Ms. Mitchell's feature film credits include "Desk Set," "Big Business," and "The War of the Roses." Best Known for playing Lucy Ricardo's girlfriend, Marion Strong on I Love Lucy, in "Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress" (Episode #69). She made two more appearances as Marion, on "Lucy's Club Dance", and on "Lucy Tells the Truth". She was the wife of composer Jay Livingston (1915-2001).

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Spouse (2)

Jay Livingston (1992 - 17 October 2001) ( his death)
Dr. Julian H. Frieden (23 November 1946 - 1974) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (5)

Widow of Jay Livingston.
With Shirley's passing, the only surviving cast member who had a recurring role on TV's I Love Lucy (1951) is Richard Keith (Little Ricky).
Sister-in-law of Alan Livingston and Nancy Olson.
Her career began on radio shows, including "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Fibber McGee & Molly". She became friends with Lucille Ball during the redhead's radio days on "My Favorite Husband". Mitchell moved to Los Angeles in the 1940s and transitioned to television.
Is interred at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA, beside her husband.

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