"I Love Lucy" Bit-Actors
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Florence Bates - One of the Society Matrons League members in episode #25, "Pioneer Women." This one is really obscure, but about fifteen years earlier she portrayed the aunt of Joan Fontaine in Rebecca.
Florence Bates (IMDB)
Bea Benadaret - ("Kate" on Petticoat Junction) as "Miss Lewis" in #15 "Lucy Plays Cupid." She was also the voice of Betty Rubble on "The Flintstones." NOTE: Bea Benadaret was Lucy's first choice for the character of "Ethel Mertz"
Madge Blake - Episode #85 - Mrs. Mulford, the proprietor of the hat shop in Episode #85 "Ricky Loses His Temper". She later went on to be "Aunt Harriet" in the Batman TV series.
Marilyn and Roz Borden - Teensy and Weensy in episode #112 "Tennessee Bound"
Bart Bradley - Bart Bradley (little Italian boy) in episode #149, "Lucy Gets Homesick," later played Robert Urich's sidekick in the show "Vegas" and later changed his name to Bart Braverman.
Hillary Brooke - English actress who tried to manipulate most of Ricky's time in Europe in episode #143 "The Fox Hunt".
Hans Conreid - the English tutor in episode #48 "Lucy Hires and English Tutor"
Richard Crenna - Arthur Morton in #20 "Young Fans"
Barbara Eden - She portrayed the Munson's houseguest, Diana Jordan.
Barbara Eden (IMDB)
Gale Gordon - Played Alvin Littlefield in episodes #33, "Lucy's Schedule," and #35, "Ricky Asks for a Raise." Mr. Mooney of the Lucy Show.
Joseph Kearns - the psychiatrist in episode #27 "The Kleptomaniac", who went on to play Mr. Wilson in "Dennis the Menace."
Howard McNear - Mr. Crawford, the music teacher, in Episode #156 "Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright". He is also known as Floyd, the Barber, on the "Andy Griffith Show" which subsequently filmed at Desilu.
Phil Ober - in episode #119, "Don Juan is Shelved," he played Dory Schary. Also played Arnold, the "first husband" in episode #5 "The Quiz Show." Phil Ober was Vivian Vance's real life husband.
Hayden Rorke - Mr. O'Brien in episode #21, "New Neighbors." Hayden Rorke was also Major Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie.
Hayden Rorke (IMDB)
Natalie Schafer - in episode #81, "Charm School" - Natalie Schafer was Lovey Howell on Gilligan's Island Natalie Schafer (IMDB)
Janet Waldo - (the voice of "Judy Jetson") in #20 "Young Fans"
Janet Waldo (IMDB)