Lucille Ball’s Mom’s Laugh is in All Your Favorite Sitcoms
Everyone knows that Lucille Ball is a comedy legend, but what you may not know is the lasting comedy legacy left by her mother, DeDe Ball.
DeDe attended every filming of “I Love Lucy,” “The Lucy Show,” and “Here’s Lucy,” and her contagious laugh took on a life of its own, living on in the laugh tracks. AdAge points to DeDe and other “revenants” who “haunt the airwaves” on a multitude of series over the decades.
“…her anticipatory chuckle has been used to sweeten the audio tracks of sitcoms from “The Beverly Hillbillies” to “Frasier.” And while her mirthful contribution to TV production is now largely remanded to the death-in-life that is syndication, DeDe Ball is hardly the only revenant who haunts the airwaves.”