Lucille Ball

Birthday:
08/06/1911
Place of birth:
Jamestown, New York, USA:
Biography:
Lucille Désirée Ball  (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedian, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television, Ball began acting in the 1930s, becoming both a radio actress and B-movie star in the 1940s, and then a television star during the 1950s. She was still making films in the 1960s and 1970s. Ball received thirteen Emmy Award nominations and four wins. In 1977 Ball was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989. In 1929, Ball landed work as a model and later began her performing career on Broadway using the stage name Dianne Belmont. She appeared in many small movie roles in the 1930s as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures. Ball was labeled as the "Queen of the Bs" (referring to her many roles in B-films). In 1951, Ball was pivotal in the creation of the television series I Love Lucy. The show co-starred her then husband, Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as Ethel and Fred Mertz, the Ricardos' landlords and friends. The show ended in 1957 after 180 episodes. They then changed the format a little - lengthening the time of the show from 30 minutes to 60 minutes (the first one went 75 mins), adding some characters, altering the storyline somewhat, and renaming the show from "I Love Lucy" to "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", which ran for three seasons (1957–1960) and 13 episodes. Ball went on to star in two more successful television series: The Lucy Show, which ran on CBS from 1962 to 1968 (156 Episodes), and Here's Lucy from 1968 to 1974 (144 episodes). Her last attempt at a television series was a 1986 show called Life with Lucy - which failed miserably after 8 episodes aired although 13 were produced. Ball met and eloped with Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz in 1940. On July 17, 1951, almost 40 years old, Ball gave birth to their first child, Lucie Désirée Arnaz. A year and a half later, Ball gave birth to their second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV, known as Desi Arnaz, Jr. Ball and Arnaz divorced on May 4, 1960. On April 26, 1989, Ball died of a dissecting aortic aneurysm at age 77. At the time of her death she had been married to her second husband, standup comedian and business partner Gary Morton, for twenty-eight years. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lucille Ball, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Credits

My Darling Vivian (2020)
as Self (archive footage)
This Is Bob Hope... (2017)
as Herself (archive footage)
I Love Lucy Christmas Special (2016)
as Lucy
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015)
as Lucy Ricardo (archive footage)
I Love Lucy Christmas Special (2013)
as Lucy
Judy Garland: By Myself (2004)
as Herself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004)
The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 1 (2001)
The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 2 (2001)
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1998)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
as Herself (archive footage)
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
as (archive footage)
The Best Of Danny Kaye - The Television Years (1993)
as Herself
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993)
as Herself
Stone Pillow (1985)
as Florabelle
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Herself (archive footage)
Lucy Moves to NBC (1980)
as Herself-now a producer for NBC
Cher... and Other Fantasies (1979)
as Cleaning Lady
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978)
as Herself
Lucy Calls the President (1977)
as Lucy Whittaker
NBC: The First Fifty Years (1976)
What Now, Catherine Curtis? (1976)
as Catherine Curtis
Gypsy in My Soul (1976)
as Herself
Three for Two (1975)
as Rita/Sally/Pauline
Lucy Gets Lucky (1975)
as Lucy Collins
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974)
as Norma Michaels
Mame (1974)
as Mame Dennis
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
as Statue of Liberty (voice)
Will the Real Mr. Sellers... (1969)
as Self
The Jack Benny Birthday Special (1969)
The Dean Martin Christmas Show (1968)
as Herself
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
as Helen North
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
as Technical Adviser (Mrs. Joe X)
Lucy in London (1966)
as Lucy Carmichael
Carol + 2 (1966)
as Herself
Salute to Stan Laurel (1965)
as Herself
The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)
as Julie Hampton in 'Meet the People' (archive footage)
Mr. and Mrs. (1964)
as Bonnie Blakely
General Foods Opening Night (1963)
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
Critic's Choice (1963)
as Angela Ballantine
The Facts of Life (1960)
as Kitty Weaver
Forever, Darling (1956)
as Susan Vega
Lucy's Really Lost Moments (1956)
as Lucy Ricardo
A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954)
as Herself
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
as Tacy Collini
I Love Lucy: The Movie (1953)
as Lucy Ricardo
Ellis in Freedomland (1952)
as The Laundromat (voice)
The Magic Carpet (1951)
as Princess Narah
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
as Sally Elliot
Fancy Pants (1950)
as Agatha Floud
A Woman of Distinction (1950)
as Lucille Ball (uncredited)
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
as Ellen Grant
Easy Living (1949)
as Anne, Lenahan's Secretary
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
as Gladys O'Neill
Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
as Margaret Weldon
Lured (1947)
as Sandra Carpenter
Easy to Wed (1946)
as Gladys Benton
Lover Come Back (1946)
as Kay Williams
Two Smart People (1946)
as Ricki Woodner
The Dark Corner (1946)
as Kathleen Stewart
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
as Herself (uncredited)
Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
as Lucille Ball
Without Love (1945)
as Kitty Trimble
Meet the People (1944)
as Julie Hampton
Best Foot Forward (1943)
as Lucille Ball
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
as May Daly / Madame Du Barry
Thousands Cheer (1943)
as Lucille Ball
Seven Days' Leave (1942)
as Terry Havalok-Allen
The Big Street (1942)
as Gloria Lyons
Valley of the Sun (1942)
as Christine Larson
Look Who's Laughing (1941)
as Julie Patterson
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
as Dot Duncan
Too Many Girls (1940)
as Connie Casey
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
as Bubbles
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)
as Clara Fields Hinklin
The Marines Fly High (1940)
as Joan Grant
That's Right - You're Wrong (1939)
as Sandra Sand
Five Came Back (1939)
as Peggy Nolan
Panama Lady (1939)
as Lucy
Beauty for the Asking (1939)
as Jean Russell
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
as Paula Sanders
Next Time I Marry (1938)
as Nancy Crocker Fleming
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
as Annabel Allison
Room Service (1938)
as Christine Marlowe
The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
as Annabel Allison
Having Wonderful Time (1938)
as Miriam
Joy of Living (1938)
as Salina Garret Pine
Go Chase Yourself (1938)
as Carol Meeley
Stage Door (1937)
as Judith
Don't Tell the Wife (1937)
as Annie Howell
That Girl From Paris (1936)
as Claire Williams
Winterset (1936)
as Girl (uncredited)
One Live Ghost (1936)
as Maxine
So and Sew (1936)
as Sally Curtis
Dummy Ache (1936)
as Actress
Swing It (1936)
as Mary (uncredited)
Bunker Bean (1936)
as Rosie Kelly
The Farmer in the Dell (1936)
as Gloria Wilson
Follow the Fleet (1936)
as Kitty Collins
Muss 'em Up (1936)
as Departing Train Passenger (uncredited)
Chatterbox (1936)
as Lillian Temple
Foolish Hearts (1935)
as Hat Check Girl
I Dream Too Much (1935)
as Gwendolyn Dilley
The Three Musketeers (1935)
as (uncredited)
Top Hat (1935)
as Flower Shop Clerk (uncredited)
Old Man Rhythm (1935)
as College Girl
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (1935)
as Lucille Ball
Hooray for Love (1935)
as Chorine (uncredited)
I'll Love You Always (1935)
as Lucille (uncredited)
Roberta (1935)
as Fashion Model (uncredited)
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
as Bank Employee (uncredited)
Carnival (1935)
as Nurse
His Old Flame (1935)
Behind the Evidence (1935)
as Secretary (uncredited)
Fugitive Lady (1934)
as Beauty Operator (uncredited)
Three Little Pigskins (1934)
as Daisy Simms
Broadway Bill (1934)
as Blonde Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jealousy (1934)
as (uncredited)
Men of the Night (1934)
as Peggy (uncredited)
Perfectly Mismated (1934)
Kid Millions (1934)
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
as Lady-in-Waiting
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
as Bridesmaid
Murder at the Vanities (1934)
as Earl Carroll Girl (Uncredited)
Bottoms Up (1934)
as Chorine (uncredited)
Hold That Girl (1934)
as Girl (uncredited)
Nana (1934)
as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Moulin Rouge (1934)
as Show Girl (uncredited)
Blood Money (1933)
as Davy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)
as Chorine / Girl at the Beach
The Bowery (1933)
as Blonde (uncredited)
Roman Scandals (1933)
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

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