Writer for the iconic sitcom I Love Lucy who also contributed to many of the star's madcap antics.
She was not always in harmony with Lucille Ball - in one notable incident, Ball refused to milk a cow, telling Pugh 'You wrote it - you milk it.'
She and her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr.. created many of the classic episodes of the show, and she often tested the stunt equipment first herself, before introducing it to Ball.
She was born in Indianapolis, the youngest of three children of Isaac and Louise Hupp Pugh. She was married to Quinn Martin from 1955 to 1960 and Richard M. Davis from 1964 to 2009. She and Martin had a son named Michael.
She met her future co-writer Bob Carroll Jr. on the radio comedy My Favorite Husband - which starred Lucille Ball.