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Lucille Desiree Ball
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Actor; dancer; producer; model; studio executive
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Lucille Ball Fast Facts:
Was one of the original "Goldwyn Girls," which included Betty Grable and Paulette Goddard.
Formed Desilu Productions with husband Desi Arnaz in 1950 and, with her buyout in 1962, became the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio.
Shaved her eyebrows for her role as a slave girl in 1933's
. They never grew back.
In 1953, Lucy and her newborn son, Desi Arnaz Jr., appeared on the first cover of TV GUIDE magazine; 50 years later, the magazine selected her TV's Greatest Star (Johnny Carson was second).
During the six-year run of
I Love Lucy
, it never ranked lower than third; it was the first show to be filmed before an audience; and Ball and husband Desi Arnaz pioneered the three-camera production technique that is now standard for sitcoms.
A few years after her 1989 death, the manuscript to her long-lost autobiography was found in a filing cabinet.
, which covered her life into the '60s, was published in 1996.
Lucille Ball Relationships:
Desi Arnaz - Ex-husband
Gary Morton - Husband
Henry Dunnell Ball - Father
Lucie Arnaz - Daughter
Desiree Hunt - Mother
Desi Arnaz Jr. - Son
Fred Ball - Brother
Lucille Ball Awards:
1968 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Nominee
1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1954 Emmy: Best Female Star of a Regular Series - Nominee
1952 Emmy: Best Comedian or Comedienne - Nominee
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1953 Emmy: Most Outstanding Personality - Nominee
1967 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
1972 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Nominee
1955 Emmy: Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series - Nominee
1956 Emmy: Best Comedienne - Nominee
1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, - Nominee
1966 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1968 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
1979 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
1961 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1970 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1953 Emmy: Best Comedienne - Winner
1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1956 Emmy: Best Actress - Continuing Performance - Winner
1957 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series - Nominee
1963 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series - Nominee
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