Last week Madelyn Pugh Davis died. She is best known for the 174 scripts she wrote for the I Love Lucy show. Her career as a screenwriter spanned decades, through the mid-1980′s.
Davis was born in 1921 in Indianapolis, where she edited her high school newspaper. She earned a journalism degree at Indiana University, and moved to Los Angeles in 1933. There she met her long-time writing partner Bob Carroll Jr., and together they wrote scripts for a radio series about a ditzy housewife, played by Lucille Ball.