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Frederick Hobart Edie Mertz, III, played by William Frawley, is a fictional character in the 1950s American sitcom I Love Lucy. Fred was born and raised on a farm in the midwest, probably in or near Steubenville, Ohio, although in one episode Ethel claims that Fred's mother comes once a year from Indiana. Fred is of Irish descent and has at least one brother. He toured the country in vaudeville before retiring to New York City. He is a World War I veteran and is married to Ethel Mae Louise ... more on Wikipedia

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