Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing


Lucille Ball would have celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday

UPI News Service, 08/06/2011 

Saturday would have been the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball, the venerable entertainer People magazine called the queen of television.

Ball, who died in 1989 at the age of 77, was one of the pioneers who made the jump from film to television in the 1950s and left an indelible mark on the new medium with her classic series "I Love Lucy."

People said "I Love Lucy" drew about two-thirds of U.S. viewers on pre-cable Monday nights during its six-season run starting in 1951. The episode in which Lucy gave birth to son Little Ricky drew about 90 percent of the nation's TV audience.

Ball, who was memorialized with a sidewalk statue in her beloved downtown Palm Springs, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom just a few weeks after her death. The citation called her one of the most familiar faces in the United States.

"She was like everyone's next-door neighbor, only funnier," the citation said. "Lucille Ball was a national treasure who brought laughter to us all."

Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2011 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr

Take Our User Survey

Page generated Sun May 29, 2016 0:04 am in 0.86384916305542 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed

Page fetched in 0.89161920547485 seconds