Lucille Ball

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  • Birth Name: Lucille Desiree Ball
  • Birth Place: Celoron, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/06/1911, Leo
  • Date of Death: 04/26/1989
  • Profession: 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 Roman Scandals. 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. Love, Lucy, which covered her life into the '60s, was published in 1996.
  • Lucille Ball Relationships:
  • Fred Ball - Brother
  • Desiree Hunt - Mother
  • Lucie Arnaz - Daughter
  • Desi Arnaz - Ex-husband
  • Gary Morton - Husband
  • Henry Dunnell Ball - Father
  • Desi Arnaz Jr. - Son
  • Lucille Ball Awards:
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1955 Emmy: Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series - Nominee
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Comedienne - Nominee
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Actress - Continuing Performance - Winner
  • 1975 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
  • 1963 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1957 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1953 Emmy: Best Comedienne - Winner
  • 1953 Emmy: Most Outstanding Personality - Nominee
  • 1952 Emmy: Best Comedian or Comedienne - Nominee
  • 1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, - Nominee

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