First Aired: August 5, 2002
The life of Lucille Ball (1911-89) is affectionately recalled in an “American Masters” biography from 2000, which concentrates on her sitcom “I Love Lucy” (1951-57). In addition, a few clips from some pre-“Lucy” films and post-“Lucy” series are featured, along with a brief sketch of her marriage---on-screen and off---to Desi Arnaz. Included are remarks by Carol Burnett, Fran Drescher and Dick Martin. Also: “Lucy” director William Asher and “Lucy” writers Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh-Davis.
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- Premiered: January 29, 1995
- Rating: None
- Premise: Lifetime's spin on `Biography' profiles female entertainers, newsmakers and historical figures. Each show uses clips and interviews to focus on the subject's achievements, inspirations and private life. (more)