My Favorite Husband

(Public Domain)

Scheduled on

Sunday 2:00 pm 2:30 pm

starring Lucille Ball & Richard Denning

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The radio show offered to Columbia Pictures star Lucille Ball based upon the book, Mr. and Mrs. Cugat by Isabelle Scott Rorick.  It later made the jump to television as "I Love Lucy" co-starring real-life husband Desi Arnaz.

Lucy was wanted Desi to co-star on the radio show, but the big brass at CBS turned a deaf ear to her proposal and she was teamed with Richard Denning for My Favorite Husband.  They didn't think Desi would fit the part of a typical American husband.

My Favorite Husband stars Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as husband and wife George and Liz.  Lucy’s real husband, Desi Arnaz took over Denning’s role which became that of a Cuban bandleader in the TV show “I Love Lucy”.  This is, in fact the radio version of  “I Love Lucy” on TV.  MFH has most of the same writers and many of the same story lines as I Love Lucy … but not Fred and Ethel Mertz.

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