Lucy's Birthday Boys

Both William Frawley and Desi Arnaz celebrated birthdays this week --
Bill on February 26 and Desi on March 2.

Frawley celebrated his 70th birthday in 1957, the week Desilu filmed the Connecticut "Housewarming" episode of I Love Lucy.He is seen here sharing his three-tiered baseball-themed birthday cake with 9-year-old actor Bryan Russell.

Desi, who spent his 34th birthday (in 1951) shooting the I Love Lucy pilot, often worked on his birthday. He is seen here at the studio on March 4, 1954, with three young fans, including early fan club president Marion Oring (on Desi's right). The girls had stopped by to deliver a birthday gift.

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