Gary Morton

Born Dec 19, 1924

Gary Morton was the second husband of Lucille Ball. He was a stand-up comedian, whose primary venues were the hotels and resorts of the Borscht Belt in upstate New York.

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1924 Birth Born on December 19, 1924.


1953 28 Years Old Morton married American actress Susan Morrow on December 17, 1953, obtaining their marriage license under their real names: Gary Goldaper and Jacqueline Immoor.
1954 29 Years Old In August 1954 they separated and finally on July 11, 1957, his marriage to Morrow was annulled in Los Angeles.


1960 35 Years Old In 1960, Morton met Lucille Ball in New York City a few months before she opened on Broadway in the musical Wildcat. Morton claimed he was always busy working nights, so had not seen the beloved series I Love Lucy. They were married on November 19, 1961 at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. … Read More
1961 36 Years Old Morton became closely involved in the management of his wife's career, from the time of their marriage in 1961 throughout the remainder of her career. … Read More


1967 42 Years Old After the sale of Desilu to Gulf+Western in 1967, Morton helped Ball form Lucille Ball Productions to allow her to have more of a free hand in television production.


1986 61 Years Old Morton served as executive producer of Ball's third series Here's Lucy (1968–1974), and was a co-executive producer of her ill-fated 1986 series Life With Lucy. … Read More
1996 71 Years Old In 1996, Morton married Susan McAllister, beginning his third marriage.
1999 74 Years Old On March 30, 1999, he died of lung cancer at the age of 74 in Palm Springs, California.
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