Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The IT IS HIGH Yankee Fan Hall of Fame: Inductee WILLIAM FRAWLEY, alias "Fred Mertz"

"A rabid New York Yankees baseball fan, Frawley had written into his "I Love Lucy" contract that he did not have to work during The World Series if the Yankees were playing. Considering the 1950s New York Yankees were in eight of the 10 series during the decade, this did cause Desilu a few problems and Frawley does not appear in two "I Love Lucy" episodes due to this clause."


(Thanks, SJS)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vivian Vance (Ethel) detested William Frawley. He was 22 years older than her.