February 15, 2022 | 3: 27pm

“I Esteem Lucy” essential person William Frawley used to be this form of crass curmudgeon that he once allegedly called his on-cover cover wife, Vivian Vance, a “depressing c–t.”

Tim Considine completely tells Page Six that Frawley uttered the grievous insult when a lieutenant classic and his adjutant visited the feature of the actors’ 1960s sitcom “My Three Sons” whereas Considine used to be in the Air Force Reserve.

After a relaxing lunch, the quartet walked assist to work.

“I used to be pondering, ‘Hi there, right here’s a gigantic success. [Frawley] hasn’t talked about anything to place someone off,’” Considine remembers. “I used to be rather contented with myself.”

Sadly, no longer even 30 yards from the entrance, the lieutenant classic requested Frawley what Vance used to be indubitably enjoy — and that’s when Considine’s belly dropped.

“I saw it coming,” he recalls.

Per Considine, Frawley succinctly answered, “That depressing c–t.”

A still from
Frawley used to be on the most essential five seasons of “My Three Sons.”
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It used to be no secret that Frawley disliked Vance, but Audrey Kupferberg — who co-wrote “Meet the Mertzes: The Existence Tales of I Esteem Lucy’s Diverse Couple” with her slack husband, Admire Edelman — says he used to be powerful worse than people know and that his personality used to be sanitized in “Being the Ricardos.” (J.Okay. Simmons is nominated in the Simplest Supporting Actor category of this year’s Oscars for his portrayal of Frawley.)

“I used to be very upset over the movie,” Kupferberg tells Page Six. “I believed J.Okay. Simmons, who’s a terribly appropriate actor, his personality used to be true no longer enjoy Frawley used to be. They actually warmed him up. The muse that he took a drink or two … he used to be indubitably a truly, very atrocious alcoholic.

“He drank all day. He would recede across the freeway. He would recede to a area called Nickodell,” she continues. “He would drink there, after which after work, he would drink more. He used to be also indubitably low sign, and when Nickodell raised the price of their beer by 10 cents a tumbler, he stopped going there and went to Musso and Frank.”

Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda and Nicole Kidman in
J.Okay. Simmons scored an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Frawley in “Being the Ricardos.”
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The author describes Frawley as “a median, rough man,” including, “He used to be a girl-hater, known throughout Hollywood for extraordinarily atrocious language and true delinquent habits.”

Case in point: Kupferberg says that after Frawley used to be invited to the 1960 Quaker Oats convention as the keynote speaker, there had been strict instructions to introduce him early earlier than he got too below the influence of alcohol. But unfortunately, it used to be too slack.

After staggering to the microphone, he talked about to a crowd of conservative Midwestern businessmen, “I gotta present you this. I’ve been launched in an growth of locations by an growth of people, but never ever personal I heard so powerful s–t piled up so high as this final man who launched me. I don’t know who the f–okay you are, but you are indubitably stout of s-t. Thanks and goodnight.”

Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and William Frawley on
Frawley played landlord Fred Mertz on “I Esteem Lucy.”
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But no longer each person disliked Frawley.

Considine calls him a “terrific man” and says his job used to be to raise him assist to feature from Nickodell.

“Now and each other time he’d fall asleep in the guts of a scene,” Considine remembers, asserting the writers could well presumably be sure Frawley’s personality, “Bub” O’Casey, used to be standing and doing one thing enjoy sweeping a floor.

Roger Maris, William Frawley, Bryan Russell and Mickey Mantle posing in a 1962 Safe at Home ad.
Frawley used to be an avid supporter of the Yankees.
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“He’d blow a line and speak, ‘Who writes this crap?’” Considine says with a giggle.

Frawley died in March 1966 on the age of 79 after suffering a coronary heart attack. Vance misplaced her fight with breast cancer in August 1979 at age 70.