Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball Brief Biography

Lucille Ball
Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 " April 26, 1989) was an American comedian, 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, and was one of the most popular and influential stars in the United States during her lifetime. Ball had one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television. Her film career spanned the 1930s and 1940s, and she became a television star during the 1950s. She continued making films in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962, Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu, which produced many successful and popular television series.

Ball was nominated for an Emmy Award thirteen times, and won four times. In 1977, Ball was among the first recipients of the Women in Film [[Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards#THE CRYSTAL AWARD|Crystal Award]]. She was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986, and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989.

Lucille Ball News

• The Almanac for Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2017
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• The Almanac for August 6, the 219th day of 2016
• 'Dancing with the Stars' eliminates Michael Waltrip and pro partner Emma Slater, Janel Parrish tops leaderboard

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