‘I Love Lucy’ actress Shirley Mitchell dies at 94
Shirley Mitchell, the comic actress who played Marion Stong, Lucy Ricardo’s friend with the cackling laugh on the TV classic “I Love Lucy,” has died.
She was 94-years old.
Mitchell, who was believed to be the last surviving adult cast member from the legendary CBS sitcom, died Nov. 11 of heart failure at her condominium in Westwood, her sister-in-law, the Oscar-nominated “Sunset Blvd.” actress Nancy Olson, told the Hollywood Reporter.
Mitchell was the window of Jay Livingston, the pop composer and lyricist who collaborated with Ray Evans on the Academy Award-winning songs “Mona Lisa” (preformed by Nat King Cole), “Que Sera, Sera” (Doris Day) and “Buttons and Bows” (Bob Hope). The couple was married from 1992 until his death in 2001.