Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Forgot About Fred

I don't get to write about William Frawley (a.k.a Fred Mertz) in this blog very often because he just isn't mentioned in the media as much as his fellow I Love Lucy castmates. No wonder the special edition release of the original Miracle on 34th Street slipped passed my radar yesterday! Frawley made an appearance as Charlie Halloran in this classic holiday film from 1947.

Miracle on 34th Street - Special Edition is a two-disc set and is currently priced at $14.99 at

Miracle on 34th Street

Most diehard I Love Lucy Fans know that William Frawley's last TV appearance was as a maintenance man in a 1965 episode of The Lucy Show entitled, "Lucy and the Countess Have a Horse Guest."

A review of Miracle on 34th Street - Special Edition

See screen captures of William Frawley in "The Princess Comes Across" starring Carole Lombard.

The Irish-American Roots of William Frawley