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Ball, Lucille Desiree (Lucy)

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses


American actress, comedian


1911 - Born on the 6th of August in Jamestown, New York, U.S.A.

1925 - Decided to enroll in the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts.


1932 - Moved back to New York City to become an actress and had some success as a fashion model.


1933 - Starred in Stepping Stones; a walk-on role in Broadway Trhu a Keyhole. She was selected as a "Goldwyn Girl" for film Roman Scandals.


1934 - Ball signed contract with Columbia.


1935 - Signed under contract to RKO.


1940 - Met Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz while filming the film version of the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls.


1943-1946 - She moved to MGM.


1948 - Ball was cast as Liz Cugat (later "Cooper"), a wacky wife, in My Favorite Husband, a radio program for CBS.


1947-1951 - She played role on CBS radio program My Favorite Husband.


1949 - She is co-starred with Bob Hope in Sorrowful Jones.


1950 - Played in Fancy Pants with husband Desi Arnaz established Desilu Productions.


1953 - Subpoenaed by the House Committee on an-American Activities because she had registered to vote in the Communist party.


1951-1957 - She began producing the I Love Lucy, television series.


1957 - Starred in the series such as The Ann Southern Show and The Untouchables.


1960 - She debuted on Broadway in Wildcat.


1974 - Lucille Désirée Ball starred in film Mame.


1985 - She played a Manhattan bag lady in made-for-television movie Stone Pillows.


1986 - Lucille Désirée Ball starred in series Life With Lucy.


1952 - She awarded by Emmy Award (1955, 1967, and 1968).


1974 - Golden Apple Award, Ruby Award.


1984 - Lucille Désirée Ball Awarded as Television Academy Hall of Fame.


1989 - Lucille Died in Los Angeles on 26th of April.





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