Pugh Davis and her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr. were writing for Lucille Ball on radio when they collaborated on a TV pilot. The rest was television history. "I Love Lucy" ran on CBS from 1951 to 1957 with Ball and Desi Arnaz, and it's still on TV every day. Carroll died in 2007. Pugh Davis died Wednesday at her home in Bel-Air after a brief illness.
Also noted: Kevin Jarre, the screenwriter of "Glory" and "Tombstone," died of heart failure at 56. LAT