Lucille Ball Biography

Lucille Désirée Ball was an American comedienne, model, film and television actress, and studio executive. She was star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy. Ball had one of Hollywood's longest careers.

In 1929 Ball landed work as a model and later began her performing career on Broadway using the stage name Diane Belmont. She performed many small movie roles in the 1930s and 1940s as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures being cast as a chorus girl, or in similar roles, and was dubbed the "Queen of the Bs".

During the 1950s she became a television star. Ball had met and eloped with Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz in 1940. In 1951 Ball was instrumental in co-creating the television series I Love Lucy with her husband, Arnaz. On July 17, 1951, at almost 40 years of age, Ball gave birth to their first child, Lucie Désirée Arnaz. A year and a half later, she gave birth to their second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV, known as Desi Arnaz, Jr. Ball and Arnaz divorced on May 4, 1960. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Lucille Ball
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Comedian, Model, Actor, Television producer, Singer
Ethnicity:
Irish American, French American, English American, Sc
Religion:
Baptists
Date of Birth:
August 6, 1911
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
April 26, 1989
Age at Death:
77
Cause of Death:
Aortic dissection
Marriages
Divorces
Lucille Ball Timeline
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