Appeared (as "Owen O'Malley") in "Twentieth Century" on Broadway. Comedy (original production). Written by Ben Hecht
and Charles MacArthur
. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by George Abbott
. Broadhurst Theatre: 29 Dec 1932-20 May 1933 (152 performances). Cast: Frank Badham (as "Porter"), Granville Bates
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[on his initial reaction to "I Love Lucy"] I didn't think the thing had a chance. We did the lines over and over again, and it was like eating stew every night - stale and not a bit funny.
Both he and Vivian Vance
had nothing but contempt for each other during the run of I Love Lucy
(1951), which is probably what filtered into their TV characters and made them work so beautifully. The two were given the opportunity to move into their own "Fred and Ethel" spin-off once "Lucy" had run its course in 1959. Despite his animosity towards her, Frawley saw a lucrative opportunity and was ...