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Famous Person: Lucille Désirée Ball

Famous For: Actress, Television

Movie - Television Titles:

"I Love Lucy" 
... aka Lucy in Connecticut (USA: rerun title) 
... aka The Sunday Lucy Show (USA: rerun title) 
... aka The Top Ten Lucy Show (USA: rerun title) 
    - Unaired Pilot (1990) TV Episode .... Lucy Lopez
    - The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue (1957) TV Episode .... Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
    - Lucy Raises Tulips (1957) TV Episode .... Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
    - Country Club Dance (1957) TV Episode .... Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
    - Building a Bar-B-Q (1957) TV Episode .... Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
      (134 more)
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show! (1990) (TV) .... Lucy Lopez
"Life with Lucy" (1986) TV Series .... Lucy Barker
Stone Pillow (1985) (TV) .... Florabelle
Lucy Calls the President (1977) (TV) .... Lucy Whittaker
What Now, Catherine Curtis? (1976) (TV) .... Catherine Curtis
A Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason (1975) (TV) -
.... Rita/Sally/Pauline
... aka Three for Two (UK: reissue title) 
Lucy Gets Lucky (1975) (TV) .... Lucy Collins
aka A Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Dean Martin (USA: promotional title) 
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974) (TV) .... Norma Michaels
"Here's Lucy" 
    - Lucy Fights the System (1974) TV Episode .... Lucille Carter
    - Lucy Meets the Burtons (1970) TV Episode .... Lucille Carter
Mame (1974) .... Mame Dennis
"Make Room for Granddaddy" 
    - Lucy Carter, Houseguest (1971) TV Episode .... Lucy Carter
The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (1969) (TV) .... Cast
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) .... Helen North Beardsley
"The Lucy Show" 
    - Lucy and Robert Goulet (1967) TV Episode .... Lucy Carmichael
    - Little Old Lucy (1967) TV Episode .... Lucy Carmichael
    - Lucy Gets Jack Benny's Account (1967) TV Episode .... Lucy Carmichael
    - Lucy and the Starmaker (1967) TV Episode .... Lucy Carmichael
    - Lucy Gets Trapped (1967) TV Episode .... Lucy Carmichael
      (25 more)
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) .... Technical Adviser (Mrs. Joe X)
All About People (1967) .... Narrator
Lucy in London (1966) (TV) .... Lucy Carmichael
"The Danny Kaye Show" 
    - Episode dated 4 November 1964 (1964) TV Episode 
Mr. and Mrs. (1964) (TV) .... Bonnie Blakely
... aka The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour 
"The Greatest Show on Earth" 
    - Lady in Limbo (1963) TV Episode .... Kate Reynolds
Critic's Choice (1963) .... Angela Ballantine
"The Bob Hope Show" 
    - Episode dated 24 October 1962 (1962) TV Episode 
The Facts of Life (1960) .... Kitty Weaver
"The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" 
... aka The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show 
... aka We Love Lucy (USA: syndication title) 
    - Lucy Meets the Mustache (1960) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - The Ricardos Go to Japan (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - Milton Berle Hides at the Ricardos (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - Lucy Wants a Career (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - Lucy Makes Room for Danny (1958) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
      (5 more)
"The Ann Sothern Show" 
    - The Lucy Story (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
"Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" 
... aka Desilu Playhouse 
    - Lucy's Summer Vacation (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - Lucy Wants a Career (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - K.O. Kitty (1958) TV Episode .... Kitty Williams
    - Lucy Makes Room for Danny (1958) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
    - Lucy Goes to Mexico (1958) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
"The Phil Silvers Show" 
... aka Sergeant Bilko (syndication title) 
... aka The Phil Silvers Show: You'll Never Get Rich 
... aka You'll Never Get Rich (USA: first episodes title) 
    - Bilko's Ape Man (1959) TV Episode 
"Make Room for Daddy" 
... aka The Danny Thomas Show (USA: new title) 
    - Lucy Upsets the Williams Household (1959) TV Episode .... Lucy Ricardo
I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956) (TV) .... Lucy Ricardo
Forever, Darling (1956) .... Susan Vega
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) .... Tacy Bolton - Collini
I Love Lucy (1953) .... Lucy Ricardo/Herself
The Magic Carpet (1951) .... Princess Narah
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) .... Sally Elliot
... aka Affairs of Sally (UK) 
Fancy Pants (1950) .... Agatha Floud
A Woman of Distinction (1950) (uncredited) .... Cameo appearance
Easy Living (1949) .... Anne, Lenahan's Secretary
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) .... Ellen Grant
... aka Innocence Is Bliss (UK) 
Sorrowful Jones (1949) .... Gladys O'Neill
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) .... Margaret Weldon
Lured (1947) .... Sandra Carpenter
... aka Personal Column (UK) 
Easy to Wed (1946) .... Gladys Benton
Lover Come Back (1946) .... Kay Williams
... aka When Lovers Meet (USA: reissue title) 
Two Smart People (1946) .... Ricki Woodner
The Dark Corner (1946) .... Kathleen
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) .... Here's to the Ladies Number
... aka Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 (USA: poster title) 
Without Love (1945) .... Kitty Trimble
Meet the People (1944) .... Julie Hampton
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) .... May Daly/Madame Du Barry
Best Foot Forward (1943) .... Lucille Ball
Seven Days' Leave (1942) .... Terry Havalok-Allen
The Big Street (1942) .... Gloria Lyons
Valley of the Sun (1942) .... Christine Larson
Look Who's Laughing (1941) .... Julie Patterson
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941) .... Dorothy 'Dot'/'Spindle' Duncan
... aka The Navy Steps Out (UK) 
Too Many Girls (1940) .... Consuelo 'Connie' Casey
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) .... Bubbles/Tiger Lily White
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) .... Clara Fields Hinklin/Mercedes Vasquez
The Marines Fly High (1940) .... Joan Grant
That's Right - You're Wrong (1939) .... Sandra Sand
Five Came Back (1939) .... Peggy Nolan
Panama Lady (1939) .... Lucy
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939) .... Paula Sanders
Beauty for the Asking (1939) .... Jean Russell
Next Time I Marry (1938) .... Nancy Crocker Fleming
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938) .... Annabel Allison
... aka Annabel Takes a Trip 
Room Service (1938) .... Christine Marlowe
The Affairs of Annabel (1938) .... Annabel Allison
Having Wonderful Time (1938) .... Miriam 'Screwball'
... aka Having a Wonderful Time 
Joy of Living (1938) .... Salina Garret Pine
Go Chase Yourself (1938) .... Carol Meely
Stage Door (1937) .... Judy Canfield
There Goes My Girl (1937) (scenes deleted) 
Don't Tell the Wife (1937) .... Ann 'Annie' Howell
That Girl from Paris (1936) .... Claire 'Clair' Williams
Winterset (1936) (uncredited) .... A girl
One Live Ghost (1936) .... Maxine
So and Sew (1936) .... Sally Curtis
Swing It (1936) (uncredited) .... Bit
Dummy Ache (1936) .... The Actress
Bunker Bean (1936) .... Miss Rosie Kelly
... aka His Majesty Bunker Bean (UK) 
The Farmer in the Dell (1936) .... Gloria Wilson
Follow the Fleet (1936) .... Kitty Collins
Muss 'em Up (1936) (uncredited) .... Departing Train Passenger
... aka Sinister House (UK) 
... aka The House of Fate (UK) 
Chatterbox (1936) .... Lillian Temple
I Dream Too Much (1935) .... Gwendolyn Dilley, Tourist
The Three Musketeers (1935) (uncredited) .... Extra
Top Hat (1935) (uncredited) .... Flower Clerk
Old Man Rhythm (1935) (uncredited) .... College Girl
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (1935) 
I'll Love You Always (1935) (uncredited) .... Lucille
Roberta (1935) (uncredited) .... Fashion model
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) (uncredited) .... Girl
... aka Passport to Fame (UK) 
Carnival (1935) (uncredited) .... Nurse
... aka Carnival Nights (UK) 
His Old Flame (1935) 
Behind the Evidence (1935) (uncredited) .... Secretary
Fugitive Lady (1934) .... Beauty operator
Three Little Pigskins (1934) .... Daisy Simms
Jealousy (1934) (uncredited) .... Extra
Broadway Bill (1934) (uncredited) .... Blonde Telephone Operator
... aka Strictly Confidential (UK) 
Men of the Night (1934) (uncredited) .... Peggy
Kid Millions (1934) (uncredited) .... Goldwyn Girl
Perfectly Mismated (1934) 
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) (uncredited) .... Girl
Murder at the Vanities (1934) (uncredited) .... Chorine
The Affairs of Cellini (1934) (uncredited) .... Lady-in-Waiting
... aka The Firebrand 
Bottoms Up (1934) (uncredited) .... Blonde Party Girl
Hold That Girl (1934) .... Girl
Nana (1934) (uncredited) .... Chorus Girl
... aka Lady of the Boulevards (UK) 
Moulin Rouge (1934) .... Chorus Girl
Roman Scandals (1933) (uncredited) .... Slave Girl/Shantytown Girl/Goldwyn Girl
Blood Money (1933) (uncredited) .... Davy's girlfriend at racetrack
Broadway Through a Keyhole (1933) (uncredited) .... Girl at the beach
... aka Broadway Thru a Keyhole (USA: new title) 
The Bowery (1933) (uncredited) .... Bit Part

Authors Description: Lucille Ball was one of television's foremost pioneers and, quite likely, the preeminent woman in the history of television. As a young contract player for MGM, Ball began her career as a Goldwyn Girl, eventually moving up to become a moderately respected star of "B" movies. She came to television after nearly 20 years in motion pictures, having undergone a gradual transformation from a platinum blonde sex symbol to a wise-cracking redhead. Her first television program, I Love Lucy, premiered 15 October 1951 and for the next 25 years Lucille Ball virtually ruled the airwaves in a series of situation comedies designed to exploit her elastic expressions, slapstick abilities and distinct verbal talents. A five-time Emmy award winner, the first woman inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame, a recipient of a Genii Award and a Kennedy Center Honor, Lucille Ball was perhaps the most beloved of all television stars, and certainly the most recognizable. In all of her television series, the protagonist she played was at once beautiful, zany, inept and talented. Her comedic skills were grounded in the style of the silent comics, and Buster Keaton, with whom she once shared an office at MGM, seems to have been particularly influential in the development of Lucy's daring exploits, hang-dog expressions, and direct looks at the audience. Although she personally fueled the myth that much of her performance was ad-libbed, in actuality, every move was choreographed. An accomplished perfectionist, she spent days practicing a particular routine before incorporating it into her programs. So distinct were her rubbery facial expressions, that scriptwriters for I Love Lucy referred to them with specific code word notations. For example, the cue "puddling up" directed the star to pause momentarily with huge tear-filled eyes and then burst into a loud wail. "Light bulb" was an indication to portray a sudden idea, while "credentials" directed the star to gape in astonished indignation. Her importance for future comediennes such as Mary Tyler Moore, Candice Bergen, and Cybill Shepard was paramount; Lucille Ball demonstrated that a woman could be beautiful and silly, and that she could perform the most outrageous of slapstick routines and still be feminine. Lucy's unusual use of props and her imaginative escapes from the most implausible of situations influenced future sitcom stars such as Penny Marshall, Bronson Pinchot, Ellen Degeneris, and Robin Williams, whose comedic styles and series' storylines echoed her own. But while her acting contributions are singularly laudable, it was Ball's role in re-defining the very structure of television programming which makes her additionally noteworthy. Her independence, popularity, and determination, coupled with her husband's technical and financial savvy, resulted in their co-ownership and control of one of the most successful television production studios in history. I Love Lucy was unique in that it was one of the first television series to be produced live on film, using a multiple camera technique in front of a studio audience. The filmed nature of the program granted it a permanency which allowed Lucille Ball and her husband, Desi Arnaz, to profit from re-runs, syndication and foreign distribution. The program was incomparably successful, reaching the number one position by February of its first season and remaining number one for four of its six years on the air, averaging a 67 share. Aired in over 100 countries, the series quite literally financed the creation of Desilu Studios, where Lucy and her husband reigned as vice President and President respectively. Desilu went on to become the production headquarters of a virtual greatest hits of 1950s and 1960s television programs, including, Our Miss Brooks, Make Room for Daddy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Untouchables, Mission Impossible, Mannix and Star Trek. Indeed, it was Lucille Ball's clout with the CBS network that convinced them to pick up the latter three pilots. Ball's first success with I Love Lucy allowed her a power denied most entertainers. She was one of the few 1950s television stars to successfully fight the Communist witch hunts of HUAC, when a 1953 Walter Winchell program attempted to derail her career. Established film stars, such as Orson Welles, William Holden and Joan Crawford, who had previously shunned television, made guest-appearances for the sake of appearing with the Queen of prime time. And, Lucy's popularity with the press and her fans forced CBS executives to acquiesce to her decision to reveal her real-life pregnancy during the show's second season. This television first was monitored carefully by a trio of clergy who oversaw each script. While timid CBS executives insisted the word "expectant" be substituted for "pregnant," seven episodes detailed the fictional Lucy's pregnancy in near symmetry with the actress's own physical condition. Backlogging five episodes for use while she convalesced from delivery, the program worked around Lucy's due date, so that her real life Caesarean delivery coincided with the airing of her television delivery. The episode set a rating record of 71.1, with more viewers tuning in to witness the fictional Lucy Ricardo give birth than had seen Eisenhower's inauguration.With her 1962 buyout of Desilu from her by then ex-husband Desi Arnaz, she became the first woman to head a major television production studio. Through the mid-1970s she starred in three additional series for CBS, with her third series The Lucy Show, earning the highest initial price ever paid for a thirty minute series ($2.3 million dollars for 30 episodes). In the mid-1960s, she sold Desilu to Gulf and Western for $17 million, and she went on to form Lucille Ball Productions with her second husband, Gary Morton, as vice president. Her final CBS series, Here's Lucy, while not as critically acclaimed as her previous ventures, was responsible for launching the careers of her children Lucie and Desi Arnaz, Jr. and for bringing Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton into situation comedy. By the mid-1970s the diffused lighting, the surgical tape "face lifts," the skilled makeup and bright wig could not hide her diminishing physical flexibility or her increasing reliance on cue-cards. A 1986 ABC series, Life with Lucy, seemed forced and stodgy and lasted a mere 13 weeks. But even in her decline there were flashes of brilliance. In 1985 she surprised critics and fans with her appearance as a homeless woman in the CBS made-for-tv movie Stone Pillow. With her death in 1989, she was eulogized by fans, network executives, and even the President of the United States, as "the first woman of television." For all her impact upon the very nature of television production, Ball is most vividly recalled as a series of black and white images. To remember Lucille Ball is to recall a profusion of universal images of magical mayhem--a losing battle with a candy conveyor belt, a flaming nose, a slippery vat of grapes--images which, contrary to most American situation comedy, transcend nationalities and generations, in an absolute paradigm of side-splitting laughter.

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