Last-surviving 'I Love Lucy' actress Shirley Mitchell dies at 94, report says

Published November 14, 2013


Shirley Mitchell, who was believed to be the last surviving cast-member of the hit CBS sitcom “I Love Lucy,” died earlier this week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 94.

Mitchell died of heart failure on Monday, her sister-in-law Nancy Olson told the website on Wednesday. The veteran actress played Lucy’s friend Marion Strong-- with the cackling laugh-- in the classic show during the 1953 to 1954 season.

The Ohio native later appeared in “Perry Mason,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Mitchell was married to famed film composer Jay Livingston until his death in 2001.

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