Comic Actress Doris Singleton is Dead at 92
Doris Singleton, an actress who is probably most identified for appearing in shows with Lucille Ball, has died. The blonde actress passed away on Tuesday, June 26, in her Los Angeles home. She was 92 years of age.
The character actress often appeared in Ball's various TV series, but her role as Carolyn Appleby on I Love Lucy is arguably the most well known. Still, she also was a guest star on both The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy, as well as in Ball's TV special, Lucy Moves to NBC.
The actress also has the distinction of having played two different recurring characters on My Three Sons. In the earlier years of the show, she played the mother of Sally, the girl who Mike (Tim Considine) married as an exit for his character. Then in the final year of the show, she appeared in numerous episodes as Margaret Williams, the mother of Polly (Ronne Troop) who married Chip Douglas (Stanley Livingston).
She went on to guest in shows like Dynasty and All in the Family. Her final role was in the TV movie, Deadly Messages, that aired in 1985.
Singleton's death from unknown causes came the day before My Three Son's Don Grady passed. She had no children and was the widow of writer/producer Charles Isaacs, who died in 2002. They had been wed for 61 years.