Comedy writer Madelyn Pugh Davis has died at the age of 90.
The Emmy-nominated star passed away at her California home on Wednesday (20Apr11) after a brief illness, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Davis had been legendary actress Lucille Ball's scriptwriter for nearly four decades, penning over 125 episodes of the iconic U.S. TV sitcom I Love Lucy during the 1950s.
She is survived by her son Michael Quinn Martin and four stepchildren, Brian, Charlotte, Lisa, and Ned Davis.
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