This page lists the main and recurring characters who appeared on the I Love Lucy series.

Main CharactersEdit

  • Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) housewife and member of the Wednesday Arts Club with best friend Ethel, with whom she often michievously gets entangled into various predicaments; often dreams of stardom and fame but has little talent
  • Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) - Cuban born bandleader/singer musician who usually headlines at the Copacabana Club; usually serves as foil to wife Lucy's schemes and predicaments that she and Ethel get into; seldom allows Lucy, who seeks to perform at the club, to do so
  • Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) - best friend of Lucy who often gets mixed up in Lucy's often hairbrained schemes; co-landord of the Manhattan apartment building where they and the Ricardos live with husband Fred
  • Fred Mertz (William Frawley) - co-landlord/owner of Manhattan apartment building where they and the Ricardos also live;as best friend of Ricky, also serves as a somewhat gruff comic foil to both wife Ethel and Lucy

Supporting charactersEdit