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Who was the harpist in Ricky Ricardo’s orchestra?

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  • #104727
    unknown-user
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    I saw an episode of “I Love Lucy” the other day and caught a glimpse

    of the harpist in Ricky Ricardo’s orchestra. She was playing a gold

    Lyon and Healy harp and had short, dark, curly hair. I just thought it

    would be fun to find out who she is. Anyone know?

    #104728
    unknown-user
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    I used to know,

    #104729
    paul-wren
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    I thought her last name was Roberts, Seems like her first name started with an M. (Marice?)

    #104730
    paul-wren
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    Well I finally got to talk to my firend that knew the woman and he told me her name was Maruice Pickering

    #104731
    unknown-user
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    I wanted to bring this thread back up – to see if anyone had any news/info? (Its now several years later since the first thread was entered on this subject)…

    I also just caught a re-run of I Love Lucy – and was wondering the same thing – who the harpist is/was – is she still with alive? what happened to her harp (looks like a Lyon & Healy Style 23 gold to me??).. I tried to find more info on the internet – but no luck…

    Thanks to anyone who has some more info – just for trivia/the historical sake!

    Kind regards…

    William

    #104732
    unknown-user
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    By chance

    #104733
    unknown-user
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    Sorry – meant to pass this info on as well… His name is Tony Terran – if you go to myspace and search on his name you will find his page… Kind regards William

    #104734
    paul-wren
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    The lady that I mentioned above, the correct spelling of her name is Maryce R Pickering. She died in Lafayette LA in 1977.

    #104735
    catherine-rogers
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    I have that issue and just read it. It doesn’t say how old she was when she died. She studied with Salzedo in Philadelphia and taught at LSU. She and her husband moved to California but she returned to Lafayette, La., following her husband’s death (again, it doesn’t say what year). She was a charter member of the Louisiana Chapter of the AHS and was president when she died. She was survived in 1977 by a son, a daughter and five grandchildren. There were no specifics listed of her work while in California.

    Her husband, Jack Pickering, was a trombonist, arranger and conductor. If he ever played with Ricky Ricardo’s orchestra, perhaps Maryce did, too.

    You could try contacting the Louisiana chapter to see if any long-time member might remember details about her career and could tell you more.

    #104736
    unknown-user
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    Thanks Paul for clearing the confusion up! On the show they referred to her as “Nancy” – thus the confusion.. Thanks again – Great!!

    #104737
    unknown-user
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    Hello Catherine – THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for this informaiton! You are a star!! Kind regards – William

    #104738
    unknown-user
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    Found this link for a picture.

    #104739
    unknown-user
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    Thanks for the link, BG!

    #104740
    unknown-user
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    You are very welcome!

    #104741
    paul-wren
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    William, I am curious if you ever heard back from the last surviving member, Tony?

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