Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

producer, actress, production manager

Lucille Ball was born on Aug 06, 1911 in USA. Lucille Ball's big-screen debut came with The Bowery directed by Raoul Walsh in 1933. Lucille Ball is known for Stone Pillow directed by George Schaefer, Lucille Ball stars as Florabelle and Daphne Zuniga as Carrie Lang. Lucille Ball has got 20 awards and 17 nominations so far. The most recent award Lucille Ball achieved is TV Land Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Lucille Ball plays is Life with Lucy - Season 1 which will be released on Sep 20, 1986.

The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, the daughter of Desiree Evelyn "DeDe" (Hunt) and Henry Durrell "Had" Ball. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents. Always willing to take responsibility for her brother and young cousins, she was a restless teenager who yearned to "make some noise". She entered a dramatic school in New York City, but while her classmate Bette Davis received all the raves, she was sent home; "too shy". She found some work modeling for Hattie Carnegie's and, in 1933, she was chosen to be a "Goldwyn Girl" and appear in the film Scandales romains (1933).She was put under contract to RKO Radio Pictures and several small roles, including one in Le Danseur du dessus (1935), followed. Eventually, she received starring roles in B-pictures and, occasionally, a good role in an A-picture, like in Pension d'artistes (1937) or La poupée brisée (1942). While filming Too Many Girls (1940), she met and fell madly in love with a young Cuban actor-musician named Desi Arnaz. Despite different personalities, lifestyles, religions and ages (he was six years younger), he fell hard, too, and after a passionate romance, they eloped and were married in November 1940. Lucy soon switched to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where she got better roles in films such as La du Barry était une dame (1943); Best Foot Forward (1943) and the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy vehicle Sans amour (1945). In 1948, she took a starring role in the radio comedy "My Favorite Husband", in which she played the scatterbrained wife of a Midwestern banker. In 1950, CBS came knocking with the offer of turning it into a television series. After convincing the network brass to let Desi play her husband and to sign over the rights to and creative control over the series to them, work began on the most popular and universally beloved sitcom of all time.With I Love Lucy (1951), she and Desi promoted the 3-camera technique now the standard in filming sitcoms using 35mm film (the earliest known example of the 3-camera technique is the first Russian feature film, "Defence of Sevastopol" in 1911). Desi syndicated I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball was the first woman to own her own studio as the head of Desilu Productions.Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, age 77, of an acute aortic aneurysm on April 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Birthday

    Aug 06, 1911
  • Place of Birth

    Jamestown, New York, USA

Known For


20 wins & 17 nominations

TV Land Awards
The award was presented posthumously to Lucille Ball. Her children Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz ... More
Winner - Legacy of Laughter Award
Online Film & Television Association
Actors and Actresses
Winner - OFTA TV Hall of Fame
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows