Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball
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Birth name Lucille Desiree Ball
Born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, USA
Died April 26, 1989 in Beverly Hills, California, USA from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Notable Roles Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy
Notable Episodes
Awards 4 Emmy Awards, USA
1 Golden Apple Award, USA
1 Golden Globe Award, USA
1 Laurel Award, USA
1 Women in Film Crystal Award, USA
2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Lucille Ball was an American actress, comedian, model and film and television executive, known for her starring roles on I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy and as the co-founder and co-owner (and later sole owner) of Desilu Productions with her then-husband Desi Arnaz, as well as later serving as president and CEO of Desilu.




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
I Love Lucy Lucy Ricardo 1951–1957 1 2 3 4 5 6
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Lucy Ricardo 1957–1960 1 2 3
The Lucy Show Lucy Carmichael 1962–1968 1 2 3 4 5 6
Here's Lucy Lucy Carter 1968–1974 1 2 3 4 5 6
Life with Lucy Lucy Barker 1986 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Jack Benny Program Herself 15x02 - Lucille Ball Show October 2, 1964
Three's Company Herself/Host 6x27/28 - The Best of Three's Company May 18, 1982

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Lucy in London Herself October 24, 1966
A Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason Herself December 3, 1975
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years Herself November 28, 1976
Lucy Calls the President Herself November 21, 1977
Lucy Comes to Nashville Herself November 19, 1978
Lucy Moves to NBC Herself February 8, 1980
Night of 100 Stars II Herself March 10, 1985

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Password Plus August 18-22, 1980
Password Plus March 2-6, 1981
Password Plus November 30-December 4, 1981
Body Language September 10-14, 1984
Body Language December 24-28, 1984
Super Password November 7-11, 1988

Memorable Moments

January 19, 1953: Lucy Ricardo gave birth to Little Ricky, the same night Lucille Ball gave birth to her second child, Desi Arnaz, Jr., at age 41.

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(4 Wins in 13 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Comedienne (1953)
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1956)
I Love Lucy
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1967, 1968)
The Lucy Show