Ralph Levy
RalphLevy Emmy Awards 1960
Ralph Levy receiving Emmy Award for his work on "The Jack Benny Program" in 1960.
Vital information
Born: (1920-12-18)December 18, 1920
Died October 15, 2001(2001-10-15) (aged 80)
Deathplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
actor, director, TV producer
Family and Personal information
Spouse(s): Miranda Speranza Masocco Levy, -2001, his death
Character/Show information
Appeared on/
involved with:
I Love Lucy
Episodes appeared in/
involed with:
"The Lost Pilot" (Unaired Pilot)
I Love Lucy Wiki Script

Ralph Levy (December 18, 1920 – October 15, 2001) was an TV producer, occasional actor, as well as a film and television director who directed the original pilot episode of I Love Lucy.


Born in cranton, Pennsylvania, Levy directed episodes of several television shows, including I Love Lucy, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Trapper John, M.D. and Hawaii Five-O. He also served as producer/director of The Ed Wynn Show, The Burns and Allen Show and The Jack Benny Program. Levy's film directorial career includes Do Not Disturb starring Doris Day, and Bedtime Story which co-starred David Niven, Shirley Jones and Marlon Brando.

Levy won the 1960 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy for The Jack Benny Program. Levy died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exactly fifty years to the day after the premiere of I Love Lucy, the pilot of which he had directed, although it was never shown to the public until decades later.

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