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I Love Lucy Director William Asher Dies

William Asher, who helmed and wrote pioneering TV series including I Love Lucy and Bewitched, died today in Florida at age 90. A Palm Springs Life feature dubbed him "the man who invented the sitcom" in 1999, eight years after his retirement. Take an awed scroll across his IMDb pageThe Dukes of Hazzard! Gidget! A Twilight Zone episode! and thank him next time you channel-surf right into some of his unforgettable work.