Jay Novello Overview:

Character actor, Jay Novello, was born Michael Romano on Aug 22, 1904 in Chicago, IL. Novello died at the age of 78 on Sep 2, 1982 in North Hollywood, CA .



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Zacha: Meet my most valuable client, Johnny Tyronne. He is an American, which means nothing, but he is filthy rich, which means everything.

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His immense comedic talents did not go by unnoticed, especially by Lucille Ball. She used Novello frequently on her classic TV shows "I Love Lucy" (1951) and "The Lucy Show" (1962). Especially memorable in a classic episode entitled "The Seance" in which he plays prissy, overwrought Mr. Merriwether who is trying to contact his dog that passed away, Tillie.

Taught to speak Italian before learning English; later spoke fluent German and Greek.

Interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California.

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