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How rich was Lucille Ball?

Lucille Ball net worth:
$40 Million

Lucille Ball information

Lucille Ball information

Birth date: August 6, 1911, Jamestown, New York, United States
Birth place: Celoron
Death date: April 26, 1989, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Profession:Comedian, Model, Actor, Television producer, Singer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Gary Morton (m. 1961–1989), Desi Arnaz (m. 1940–1960)
Children:Desi Arnaz, Jr., Lucie Arnaz

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Lucille Ball, whose full name is Lucille Desiree Ball, was born in 1911, in California. Lucille was a well known actress, model and comedian, perhaps best known for for her roles in such shows as “Life with Lucy”, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour”, “Here’s Lucy”, “I Love Lucy” and others. Unfortunately, Ball died in 1989 at age 77. During her career Lucille won an Emmy Award, Film Crystal Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and many others. It is really sad that the movie industry lost this incredibly talented actress. What is more, Ball also had her own television studio, called “Desilu”. Another proof that Lucille Ball was acclaimed and one of the most successful actresses is the fact that she even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Nowadays Lucille is still remembered, and is considered to be one of the all-time bests.

Lucille Ball Net Worth $40 Million

So how rich was Lucille Ball? Sources now estimate that Ball’s net worth was $40 million. The main source of this sum money was her career as an actress and her roles in different successful shows and movies. As Lucille Ball was a very successful actress, there is no surprise that she earned a lot during her career.

When Lucille was a teenager she started showing an interest in acting and went to study at the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts. Although her experience was not that great, she was able to find work as a model. This was also the time when Ball’s net worth began growing. Soon Lucille started appearing in different television shows and movies. Some of them include “Room Service”, “Three Little Pigskins”, “Roman Scandals”, “Top Hat”, “Follow the Fleet” and others. These appearances, of course, added a lot to Lucille Ball’s net worth. In 1938 Lucille became a part of the show called “The Wonder Show”. This also added to Ball’s net worth. In 1948 Lucille began working on the show called “I Love Lucy”. This show soon became very popular among the viewers. In addition to the success of “I Love Lucy”, Ball’s television show also produced many successful shows such as “Star Trek”, “The Untouchables”, “Mission: Impossible”. It is clear that these productions made Lucille Ball’s net worth grow. Later Ball continued working on many popular shows until she died in 1989.

While talking about Ball’s personal life, it can be said that she was married twice. Her first marriage was with Desi Arnaz, but they divorced in 1960. After a year Lucille married Gary Morton. Ball had two children.

Finally, it can be said that Lucille Ball was one of the most successful and famous actresses in the industry, and is still remembered now as one of the best actresses. Contemporary actors admire her work and are also influenced by it. It is good that the memory of Lucille Ball will remain for a long time.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Annabel Takes a Tour 1938 Annabel Allison
Room Service 1938 Christine Marlowe
The Affairs of Annabel 1938 Annabel Allison
Having Wonderful Time 1938 Miriam
Joy of Living 1938 Salina Pine
Go Chase Yourself 1938 Carol Meeley
Stage Door 1937 Judith
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 Girl (uncredited)
One Live Ghost 1936 Short Maxine
So and Sew 1936 Short Sally Curtis
Dummy Ache 1936 Short The Actress
Swing It 1936 Short Mary (uncredited)
Bunker Bean 1936 Rosie Kelly
The Farmer in the Dell 1936 Gloria Wilson
Follow the Fleet 1936 Kitty Collins
Muss 'em Up 1936 Departing Train Passenger (uncredited)
Chatterbox 1936 Lillian Temple
Foolish Hearts 1935 Short Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
I Dream Too Much 1935 Gwendolyn Dilley
The Three Musketeers 1935 Minor Role (uncredited)
Top Hat 1935 Flower Clerk (uncredited)
Old Man Rhythm 1935 College Girl (uncredited)
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl 1935 Short Lucille Ball
Hooray for Love 1935 Chorine (uncredited)
I'll Love You Always 1935 Lucille (uncredited)
Roberta 1935 Fashion Model (uncredited)
The Whole Town's Talking 1935 Bank Employee (uncredited)
Carnival 1935 Nurse (uncredited)
His Old Flame 1935 Short
Behind the Evidence 1935 Secretary (uncredited)
Fugitive Lady 1934 Beauty Operator (uncredited)
Three Little Pigskins 1934 Short Daisy Simms
Broadway Bill 1934 Blonde Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jealousy 1934 Minor Role (uncredited)
Men of the Night 1934 Peggy (uncredited)
Perfectly Mismated 1934 Short
Kid Millions 1934 Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
The Affairs of Cellini 1934 Lady-in-Waiting (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1934 Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Murder at the Vanities 1934 Earl Carroll Girl (uncredited)
Bottoms Up 1934 Chorine (uncredited)
Hold That Girl 1934 Girl (uncredited)
Nana 1934 Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Moulin Rouge 1934 Show Girl (uncredited)
Roman Scandals 1933 Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Blood Money 1933 Drury's Girlfriend at Racetrack (uncredited)
Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933 2nd Girl with Louie at the Beach (uncredited)
The Bowery 1933 Blonde (uncredited)
Life with Lucy 1986 TV Series Lucy Barker
Stone Pillow 1985 TV Movie Florabelle
Lucy Calls the President 1977 TV Movie Lucy Whittaker
The Practice 1976 TV Series Matilda Morrison
What Now, Catherine Curtis? 1976 TV Movie Catherine Curtis
Three for Two 1975 TV Movie Rita / Sally / Pauline
Lucy Gets Lucky 1975 TV Movie Lucy Collins
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 TV Movie Norma Michaels
Here's Lucy 1968-1974 TV Series Lucy Carter Lucille Carter Lucille Ball
Mame 1974 Mame Dennis
Make Room for Granddaddy 1971 TV Series Lucy Carter
Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970 TV Movie Statue of Liberty (voice)
Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 Helen North Beardsley
The Lucy Show 1962-1968 TV Series Lucy Carmichael / Rusty Martin
A Guide for the Married Man 1967 Technical Adviser (Mrs. Joe X)
Lucy in London 1966 TV Movie Lucy Carmichael
Mr. and Mrs. 1964 TV Movie Bonnie Blakely
The Greatest Show on Earth 1963 TV Series Kate Reynolds
General Foods Opening Night 1963 TV Movie
Critic's Choice 1963 Angela Ballantine
The Facts of Life 1960 Kitty Weaver
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1957-1960 TV Series Lucy Ricardo
Sunday Showcase 1959 TV Series Lucy Ricardo
The Ann Sothern Show 1959 TV Series Lucy Ricardo
The Phil Silvers Show 1959 TV Series Fainting Fan
Make Room for Daddy 1959 TV Series Lucy Ricardo
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958 TV Series Kitty Williams
I Love Lucy 1951-1957 TV Series Lucy Ricardo
Forever, Darling 1956 Susan Vega
Lucy's Really Lost Moments 1956 Lucy Ricardo
The Long, Long Trailer 1953 Tacy Bolton - Collini
I Love Lucy 1953 Lucy Ricardo / Herself
The Magic Carpet 1951 Princess Narah
The Fuller Brush Girl 1950 Sally Elliot
Fancy Pants 1950 Agatha Floud
A Woman of Distinction 1950 Lucille Ball - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Easy Living 1949 Anne
Miss Grant Takes Richmond 1949 Ellen Grant
Sorrowful Jones 1949 Gladys O'Neill
Her Husband's Affairs 1947 Margaret Weldon
Lured 1947 Sandra Carpenter
Easy to Wed 1946 Gladys Benton
Lover Come Back 1946 Kay Williams
Two Smart People 1946 Ricki Woodner
The Dark Corner 1946 Kathleen Stewart
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood 1945 Lucille Ball (uncredited)
Ziegfeld Follies 1945 Lucille Ball ('Here's to the Ladies')
Without Love 1945 Kitty Trimble
Meet the People 1944 Julie Hampton
G.I. Journal 1944 Short Lucille Ball
Thousands Cheer 1943 Lucille Ball
Best Foot Forward 1943 Lucille Ball
Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 May Daly / Madame Du Barry
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
Too Many Girls 1940 Connie Casey
Dance, Girl, Dance 1940 Bubbles
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

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Now, Catherine Curtis? 1976 TV Movie executive in charge of production
Lucy Gets Lucky 1975 TV Movie executive in charge of production
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 TV Movie executive in charge of production
Here's Lucy 1968-1974 TV Series executive in charge of production - 144 episodes
The Lucy Show 1966-1968 TV Series executive in charge of production - 37 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary performer: "Du Barry Was a Lady" - uncredited
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Carolina in the Morning" uncredited, "When You're Smiling The Whole World Smiles With You", "Friendship", "Chica Chica Boom Chic"
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary performer: "Here's to the Girls" 1945 - uncredited
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mame 1974 performer: "It's Today", "Open a New Window", "My Best Girl", "We Need A Little Christmas", "Bosom Buddies", "Bosom Buddies" Dance and Reprise, "If He Walked Into My Life", "Finale: Open A New Window/Mame"
Here's Lucy 1968 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Lucy Show 1963-1967 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
I Love Lucy 1951-1956 TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Fancy Pants 1950 performer: " Hey Fancy Pants!", "Home Cookin'"
Sorrowful Jones 1949 performer: "Havin' a Wonderful Wish Time You Were Here"
Easy to Wed 1946 performer: "Continental Polka"
Ziegfeld Follies 1945 performer: "Here's to the Girls"
Meet the People 1944 "Meet the People" 1940 / performer: "In Times Like These" 1944, "It's Smart to Be People" 1944
Best Foot Forward 1943 performer: "You're Lucky" 1941
Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 performer: "DuBarry Was a Lady" 1943, "Madame, I Like Your Crepe Suzettes" 1943, "Friendship" 1939
Seven Days' Leave 1942 "Pop! Goes the Weasel"
The Big Street 1942 performer: "Who Knows?" 1942
Look Who's Laughing 1941 performer: "The Wedding March" 1842 - uncredited
Too Many Girls 1940 performer: "You're Nearer" 1939, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" 1939, "Conga" 1939 - uncredited
Dance, Girl, Dance 1940 performer: "Beer Barrel Polka" uncredited, "Mother, What Do I Do Now?", "Jitterbug Bite"
Having Wonderful Time 1938 "Heigh Ho" 1937, uncredited
That Girl from Paris 1936 performer: "Moon Face" 1936, "My Nephew from Nice" 1936

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All the Right Moves 1983 producer - uncredited
Lucy Moves to NBC 1980 TV Movie executive producer
Lucy Calls the President 1977 TV Movie executive producer
What Now, Catherine Curtis? 1976 TV Movie executive producer
Three for Two 1975 TV Movie executive producer
Lucy Gets Lucky 1975 TV Movie executive producer
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 TV Movie executive producer
The Lucy Show 1966 TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
Lucy in London 1966 TV Movie executive producer
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959 TV Series producer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bungle Abbey 1981 TV Short
Here's Lucy 1974 TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love Ryan? 2015 TV Series in memory of - 2 episodes
Ryan & Ruby TV Series short thanks for the inspiration - 8 episodes, 2014 very special thanks - 1 episode, 2014 thanks - 1 episode, 2014
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Herself - Interviewee / Lucy Ricardo
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Super Password 1988 TV Series Herself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant 1988 TV Movie Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 1988 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Special Herself
America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself - Hostess
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
A Beverly Hills Christmas 1987 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story 1987 TV Series documentary Herself
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1987 TV Movie Herself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli 1987 TV Movie Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1986 TV Movie documentary Herself - Honoree
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Herself - Host
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Governor's Award
Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday 1986 TV Movie Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
The CBS Morning News 1985 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 TV Special Herself
The 2nd TV Academy Hall of Fame 1985 TV Movie Herself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
Body Language 1984 TV Series Herself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Herself - Honoree
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1968-1984 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself / Herself - First Guest
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars 1984 Documentary Herself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Who Makes the World Laugh? - Part II: The Newest! The Funniest! The Greatest! 1984 TV Movie Herself
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame 1984 Herself - Winner
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Special Herself
Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood 1983 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett 1982 TV Movie Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1973-1982 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Three's Company 1982 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Male Entertainer
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Herself
The John Davidson Show 1982 TV Series Herself - Guest
High Hopes: The Capra Years 1981 TV Movie documentary
Password Plus 1980-1981 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Entertainment Tonight 1981 TV Series Herself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself - Honoree & Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Special Herself
Lucy Moves to NBC 1980 TV Movie Herself - now a producer for NBC
Today 1961-1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1980 TV Series Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Co-Hostess / Herself
The First 40 Years 1980 TV Special Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson 1979 TV Movie Herself
Cher... and Other Fantasies 1979 TV Movie Herself
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour 1979 TV Series Herself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1979 TV Special Herself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Bob Hope Salutes the Ohio Jubilee 1978 TV Movie Herself
Lucy Comes to Nashville 1978 TV Special Herself - Host
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 TV Movie documentary Herself
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Herself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart 1978 TV Special Herself
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle 1978 TV Special Herself
CBS: On the Air 1978 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Co-host: part II
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Herself
Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena 1978 TV Special Herself
TV: The Fabulous Fifties 1978 TV Movie Herself - Hostess of Sitcoms Segment
America Alive! 1978 TV Series
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1977 TV Series Herself
Circus of the Stars #2 1977 TV Special Herself - Ringmaster
Dinah! 1974-1977 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show 1956-1977 TV Series Herself - Guest
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Danny Thomas 1976 TV Special Herself
Van Dyke and Company 1976 TV Series Herself
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Herself
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look 1976 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie Herself
Gypsy in My Soul 1976 TV Movie Herself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show 1975 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball 1975 TV Special Herself - Woman of the Hour
Dinah's Place 1972-1974 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show 1971-1974 TV Series Herself / Lucy Ricardo
Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra 1973 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Paar Tonite 1973 TV Series Herself
Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary 1972 TV Special Herself
The David Frost Show 1970-1971 TV Series Herself - Guest
Flip 1971 TV Series Herself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1971 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask 1971 TV Special Herself
The Pearl Bailey Show 1971 TV Series Herself
Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special 1970 TV Special Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1967-1970 TV Series Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
Will the Real Mr Sellers.....? 1969 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love 1969 TV Special Herself
Jack Benny's New Look 1969 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep 1969 TV Movie Herself
Jack Benny's Birthday Special 1969 TV Special Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1968 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special 1968 TV Movie Herself
Girl Talk 1968 TV Series Herself
Carnival Nights 1968 TV Special Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954-1968 TV Series Herself / Herself - Actress / Herself - Elephant Rider / ...
All About People 1967 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The Bob Braun Show 1967 TV Series Herself (1967-1984)
I've Got a Secret 1956-1966 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Guest / Herself / Herself - Panelist
The Milton Berle Show 1966 TV Series Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1966 TV Series Herself - Guest
Carol + 2 1966 TV Special Herself / Various
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition 1965 TV Special Herself
Salute to Stan Laurel 1965 TV Special documentary Herself
The Steve Lawrence Show 1965 TV Series Herself
What's My Line? 1954-1965 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
Password All-Stars 1963-1965 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant / Panelist - Celebrity Contestant
The Danny Kaye Show 1964 TV Series Herself - Guest
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series Herself
The Jack Benny Program 1964 TV Series Herself / Rachel Revere
CBS: The Stars' Address 1963 TV Movie Herself
The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball 1962 TV Movie Herself
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1962 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Good Years 1962 Herself - Host
The Annual National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1960-1961 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1961 TV Series Herself
The Garry Moore Show 1960 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 1960 TV Movie documentary Herself
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959 TV Series Herself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1957 TV Series Herself - Guest
I Love Lucy 1956 TV Series Lucy Ricardo
MGM Parade 1956 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954 TV Short Herself
Stars in the Eye 1952 TV Special Herself
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Herself - Guest Comedic Actress
The Ed Wynn Show 1949 TV Series Herself - Guest
Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet 1949 TV Series Herself
Texaco Star Theatre 1949 TV Series Herself - Actress
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play 1941 Documentary short Herself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 1 1938 Documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends 2006 Video documentary short Herself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The Last Mogul 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
Naked Science 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 TV Special
TV Land Moguls 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Ziegfeld Girl Intro 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Bob Monkhouse's Comedy Heroes 2004 TV Movie Herself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary
MythBusters 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Desilu Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Lucy! TV's Comedy Queen 2003 TV Movie documentary
Cher: The Farewell Tour 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Inside TV Land: Style and Fashion 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bob Hope at 100 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Bob Hope's Funniest Out-Takes 2002 TV Movie Herself
Omnibus 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself - Roastee
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Herself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Judy Garland's Hollywood 1997 Video documentary
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender 1997 Documentary Herself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Herself (with Desi) (uncredited)
Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star 1996 Video documentary Herself
Barbara Walters: 20 Years at ABC 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
Pioneers of Primetime 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself / Lucy Ricardo
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Carol Burnett: The Special Years 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'Ziegfeld Follies' (uncredited)
TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 TV Special Herself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Herself
Legends of Comedy 1992 TV Movie documentary
Funny Women of Television 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits 1991 Video Lucy Ricardo
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show 1990 TV Movie Lucy Ricardo / Herself
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy 1989 TV Movie Herself
Murphy Brown 1989 TV Series Herself / opening credits
Entertaining the Troops 1988 Documentary Herself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Showbiz Goes to War 1982 TV Movie
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress - Unidentified Film (uncredited)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress in 'The Big Street' (uncredited)
Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook 1981 Video documentary Madame DuBarry-DuBarry was a Lady
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Herself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television 1975 TV Special Herself
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary Julie Hampton in 'Meet the People'
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Bound 1947 Edited from: A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Actress
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 2015 TV Movie documentary Lucy Ricardo / I Love Lucy
Trumbo 2015 Herself (uncredited)
Hey Moe, Hey Dad! 2015 TV Series documentary Various Characters
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - I Love Lucy
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton 2014 Video May Daly / Madame De Berry
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Emmy Awards Presenter
Pioneers of Television 2008-2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself / Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy / Lucy Ricardo
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Lucy Ricardo (segment "Watters' World")
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz 2012 Video documentary short Clips from 'Here's Lucy' / 'Yours Mine and Ours' screen test
American Masters 2000-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance 2012 Video documentary short On set footage / Outtakes & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
10 Things You Don't Know About 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Desi Arnaz Jr. 2012 Video documentary short Production footage & clips from 'Here's Lucy'
When Ali Came to Britain 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Lucy Carmichael
Here's Harry: Remembering Gale Gordon 2011 Video documentary short On set footage & outtakes / Clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Lucy at the World's Fair 2010 Video documentary short Herself
Lucy Meets the Burtons: A Comedic Gem 2010 Video documentary short On set footage / Promo as Herself / Clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Frontline 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Here's Lucy: On Location 2009 Documentary short
Working with Lucy: A Conversation with Gino Conforti 2009 Video documentary short Lucy Carter
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases 2009 TV Movie
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Herself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Winner ("The Legacy of Laughter")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Legacy of Laughter Award TV Land Awards

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1997 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
1990 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
1989 Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association Awards
1989 Governor's Award Primetime Emmy Awards
1988 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1987 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1979 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1977 Crystal Award Women in Film Crystal Awards
1973 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Female Star of the Year
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Comedy Performance Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Lucy Show (1962)
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Lucy Show (1962)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6436 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6100 Hollywood Blvd.
1956 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Actress - Continuing Performance I Love Lucy (1951)
1953 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedienne

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Mame (1974)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical Here's Lucy (1968)
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical Here's Lucy (1968)
1969 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
1968 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Star - Female The Lucy Show (1962)
1966 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Lucy Show (1962)
1963 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead) The Lucy Show (1962)
1963 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actress
1961 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Comedy or Musical The Facts of Life (1960)
1958 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Herself I Love Lucy (1951)
1957 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series I Love Lucy (1951)
1956 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedienne
1955 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series I Love Lucy (1951)
1954 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Female Star of Regular Series I Love Lucy (1951)
1953 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Most Outstanding Personality
1952 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedian or Comedienne

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Comedy Performance The Facts of Life (1960)

TitleSalary
Life with Lucy (1986) $150,000 /episode
Mame (1974) $250,000 +10% net profits
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) 50% of the net profits (co-producer)
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) $10,000 for two days work.
The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball (1962) $100,000
The Lucy Show (1962) $1,100,000 (1968) deferred compensation
The Lucy Show (1962) $384,000 (1967-68)
The Long, Long Trailer (1953) $125,000 + $150,000 (profits bonus)
The Magic Carpet (1951) $85,000
I Love Lucy (1951) $3,500 per episode
I Love Lucy (1951) $2,000 /epsiode + 50% profits for the first 39 shows as well as ownership of the negatives to all future shows (1951-52)
Two Smart People (1946) $1,750 /week
The Big Street (1942) $3,500 /week
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941) $12,500
Too Many Girls (1940) $1,500 /week
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) $3,500 /week
Go Chase Yourself (1938) $2,000 /week
Don't Tell the Wife (1937) $2,000 /week
Top Hat (1935) $50 /week

#Fact
1 Her company, Desilu Productions, produced The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible and Star Trekj.
2 Was 6 years older than her first husband and 13 years older than her second.
3 Broderick Crawford and _Lucille Ball_ announced their engagement in 1936. They never got as far as the altar. It was claimed that RKO fronted this story to cover her affair with studio producer _Pandro S. Berman_, who was married.
4 Delivered her children Lucie and Desi via Caesarean section.
5 She discovered actor and dancer Ken Berry.
6 Her acting mentors were Comedians Buster Keaton and Red Skelton.
7 Was an acting mentor to Actress and Comedian Ruth Buzzi and Carol Burnett.
8 Best remembered by the public for her starring roles as the title characters in each of her 3 series: I Love Lucy (1951), The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968).
9 Was the mentor of her protégé Carole Cook and to her real-life children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr..
10 Was a Girl Scout.
11 Gave birth to her second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV at age 41, January 19, 1953.
12 Gave birth to her first child, Lucie Desiree Arnaz at age 39, July 17, 1951.
13 She used the name of Diane Belmont while modeling professionally.
14 It was at the urging of "Roman Scandals" dance director Busby Berkely that Sam Goldwyn had Ball put under contract. The producer initially nixed the idea.
15 In the early part of her career, Ball said she was born in Butte, Montana, where her father died. Because of that she was nicknamed 'Montana.'.
16 Lucille Ball had an East bungalow office suite adjacent the main Desilu Production offices located on Gower Street, (main reception entrance on Gower Street). Cleo Morgan, Lucille's first cousin, was Lucille's secretary, scheduling meetings, dealing with clients and agents for the Desilu CEO Lucille Ball. Cleo remained with the Desilu management team the entire period of operation. Bud Brooks was in charge of the Desilu Production Art department, located in the top floor of the main entrance building.
17 Lucille suffered from ornithophobia, the fear of birds.
18 There are 2 stamps with Lucille Ball on them. A 34 cent stamp, in 2001 and a 44 cent stamp, in 2009.
19 Lucy launched the movie producer career of David Winters, one of the stars of West Side Story, whose first producer job was to co-produce and choreographed her television special Lucy in London (1966).
20 Though starring in many successful 1940s musical comedies for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, her contract allowed her to honor her prior commitments. She starred in two film classics, The Dark Corner (1946) for 20th Century Fox and the independently produced Lured (1947).
21 Profiled in a book, "Funny Ladies", written by Stephen M. Silverman in 1999, titled Funny Ladies: 100 Years of Great Comediannes.
22 Became very good friends with Maureen O'Hara during the making of Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) and continued being friends until Ball's death. O'Hara was with Lucille when Lucille first met her first husband, Desi Arnaz.
23 Was good friends with 6 other actresses. They are Mary Jane Croft, Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Ann Sothern, Vivian Vance, and Mary Wickes. Among them, only Croft and Sothern were biological mothers. Wickes never married and was always listed as single.
24 Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early Television Memories issue with Vivian Vance, as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz, in a scene from I Love Lucy: Job Switching (1952). The stamp was issued 11 August 2009.
25 Was offered the role of Angel in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), but was forced to turn it down due to pregnancy. Gloria Grahame was later cast instead.
26 When she and Desi Arnaz moved to 1000 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, Caliifornia, Jack Benny, was their next-door neighbor, residing at 1002 North Roxbury Drive.
27 In 1958, in order to raise funds for their various investments, she and Desi Arnaz took Desilu public on the NYSE at $10 per share. She and Desi each retained 25% of the company, while each selling 25%. She took her $2,500,000 windfall, paid $600,000 in capital gains taxes and, always frugal, invested the remainder into bonds and securities.
28 Her 1960 divorce from Desi Arnaz was quite amicable. They divided their $20 million television empire equally, each retaining 25% Desilu stock (282,800 shares), she got the homes in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, and Desi got the beach house in Del Mar, California and his Horse Ranch in Corona, California. In addition, they agreed to joint custody of their children with him paying $450/month child support.
29 When her subsequent series The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968) became popular, Jess Oppenheimer, a co-creator of I Love Lucy (1951) alleged that her character Lucy Carmichael/Carter was in fact Lucy Ricardo re-named and threatened to sue. Rather than go to court, she settled for $220,000.
30 Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" by Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).
31 In July 1967, she sold Desilu Productions, consisting of 36 sound stages, 2000 employees and 62 acres adjacent to Paramount, to Gulf + Western Industries for $17 million. She received $10 million in Gulf + Western stock for her 60% of Desilu, the remaining $7 million being distributed to 3878 stockholders.
32 In 1962, she purchased Desi Arnaz's holdings in Desilu holdings for $3 million, as he wanted to retire to his horse ranch in Corona, California, and lead a more stress-free life.
33 In 1968, she was reported to be the richest woman in television, having earned an estimated $30 million.
34 In 1966, it was reported in an annual stockholder's meeting that her salary as President of Desilu Productions (1962-1967) was $100,000. Her acting fees for 1966 were $130,172.
35 Was in frail health following a heart attack in May 1988.
36 In Italy, her films were often dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi or Wanda Tettoni, notably in the hilarious The Long, Long Trailer (1953). She was occasionally dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta, Dhia Cristiani, Rina Morelli and Renata Marini (in Stage Door (1937)).
37 Her younger brother, Fred Ball (1915-2007), moved from their hometown of Jamestown, New York, to join Lucy in Hollywood in the 1930s. Fred often accompanied Desi Arnaz's band on tour during the 1940s and 1950s, and was also on the Board of Directors of Desilu Productions. In later years, Fred and his wife Zo operated a motel in Cottonwood, Arizona, where he died. Fred also shared the same birthday as his niece Lucie Arnaz.
38 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 63-66. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
39 When they were first married in 1940, Desi Arnaz had to give Lucy a ring from a drugstore because all jewelry stores were closed. She wore it for the rest of their marriage.
40 Was tutored in comedy by Buster Keaton.
41 Was once known as the "Chesterfield Girl" because she was the spokesmodel for Chesterfield cigarettes.
42 The original Desilu was her and Desi Arnaz's ranch in Chatsworth, California. They used the same method of naming it that Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford's did when they named their estate "Pickfair".
43 The day she first met Desi Arnaz, she had a black eye and a torn dress from filming a fight scene for Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) and he didn't find her at all attractive until they met again later in the day when she had changed into her own clothes and makeup. His oft-quoted first impression of her extraordinary beauty was "That's a hunk o' woman".
44 She named herself Diane Belmont after the Belmont racetrack in New York.
45 Not long after the Arnazes bought their house on 1000 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, California, it was first featured in episode, I Love Lucy: The Tour (1955). Richard Widmark guest-starred and she climbs over the fence to pick a grapefruit, from his backyard.
46 Lucy filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz in the 1940s, but didn't go through with it because they reconciled.
47 Lucy and Desi Arnaz were married at the Byram River Beagle Club in Connecticut in 1940.
48 Lucy and Desi Arnaz were married a second time in 1946 in a church because his mother believed that the reason they didn't have children yet was because they were never married in the Catholic Church.
49 She was proud of her family and heritage. Her genealogy can be traced back to the earliest settlers in the colonies. One direct ancestor, William Sprague (1609-1675), left England on the ship "Lyon's Whelp" for Plymouth/Salem, Massachusetts. They were from Upwey, Dorsetshire, England. William, along with his 2 brothers, helped to found the city of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Other Sprague relatives became soldiers in the Revolutionary War and 2 of them became governors of the state of Rhode Island.
50 Comedian John Belushi was a fan of her and knew every detail of her life and career.
51 Suffered three miscarriages with husband Desi Arnaz. First miscarriage was in 1942. Second miscarriage was in 1949. Third and last miscarriage was in 1950.
52 Was of Irish, Scottish, French, and English descent.
53 Related by marriage to Vanda Barra.
54 Related by marriage to Sid Gould.
55 First cousin of Cleo Morgan, though they were raised as sisters.
56 Had a superstition about the letters A and R, which is why her character was named Lucy RicARdo in I Love Lucy (1951); Lucy CARmichael in The Lucy Show (1962); Lucy CARter in Here's Lucy (1968) and Lucy BARker in Life with Lucy (1986) (she was also married to 'Desi ARnaz'). She believed she didn't have luck in her career until she changed her name to Arnaz.
57 Disliked any false form of a bird, she preferred to see them in person so she banned all pictures of birds from her house and any hotel room she was staying in.
58 Was Frank Sinatra's first choice for the role of Laurence Harvey's mother in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). He was only dissuaded when John Frankenheimer took him to see Angela Lansbury in a play.
59 While still contemplating whether to do the I Love Lucy (1951) shows, she claimed that in her dream, Carole Lombard came to her and told her to "Give it a whirl".
60 Felt that she did not deserve the title of "Queen of Comedy" and felt that it belonged to her idol, Carole Lombard.
61 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 35-37. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
62 Filed for a divorce from husband Desi Arnaz, the day following the last day of filming The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957). [March 1960]
63 Stricken by rheumatoid arthritis early in her modeling career and spent 2 years re-learning how to walk.
64 One of her last television appearances was in 1989 on the 62nd Academy Awards, with Bob Hope, announcing the nominations and winner of Best Picture.
65 Her favorite movie she made was The Big Street (1942). Up to her dying day, she resented AMPAS for not recognizing her performance in the movie by including her for an Academy Award nomination.
66 Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2002.
67 Pictured on a 34¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued 6 August 2001.
68 Was known for a while as Dianne Belmont back when she was a model.
69 For many years during their marriage, Lucy and Desi Arnaz hid the fact that she was six years older than he by splitting the difference in their ages. She (born in 1911) said she was born in 1914 and he (born in 1917) also said he was born in 1914.
70 Second cousin of actress Suzan Ball.
71 Born at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time zone.
72 Was one of the 20 original "Goldwyn Girls", along with Virginia Bruce; Ann Dvorak; Paulette Goddard and Betty Grable.
73 TV Guide picked her as the greatest TV star of all time.
74 She put her Chesterfield cigarettes in a Philip Morris package to please her sponsor (of the I Love Lucy (1951) show).
75 She was fired from working at an ice cream store because she kept forgetting to put bananas in banana splits.
76 Lucy and Desi Arnaz began I Love Lucy (1951) in the hopes of saving their crumbling marriage.
77 Before her movie career, Lucille was a model at Hattie Carnegie's in New York. She mainly modeled heavy fur coats, because she was startlingly thin as a young lady.
78 During the 1933 filming of Roman Scandals (1933), young Lucille Ball, portraying a slave girl, needed to have her eyebrows entirely shaved off. They never grew back.
79 Died the morning of April 26, 1989, the fifty-sixth birthday of her friend Carol Burnett. That afternoon Burnett received the flowers that Ball had ordered for her birthday.
80 Lucy and her son, Desi Arnaz Jr., appeared together on the very first cover of "TV Guide" magazine in 1953.
81 Once registered as a voter for the Communist party as a favor to her grandfather Frederick Charles Hunt (July 24, 1865-January 9, 1944).
82 She signed her first promotional agreement with Max Factor in 1935 and again in 1942. Of all the stars, she had the longest association with the Max Factor company.
83 Was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
84 Was the first woman to own her own film studio as the head of Desilu Productions.
85 During a Barbara Walters interview, Jane Fonda claimed that her father, Henry Fonda, was deeply in love with Lucille Ball and that the two were "very close" during the filming of Yours, Mine and Ours (1968).
86 Mother of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr..
87 Ball and Barbara Pepper met early in their careers when they were both "Goldwyn Girls" and remained lifelong friends.
88 A comment from a member of the preview audience of Follow the Fleet (1936) about bit-player Ball: "You might give the tall gum chewing blonde more parts and see if she can't make the grade - a good gamble."
89 Originally interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, Court of Remembrance. In 2003, she was re-interred in the Ball family plot in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York.
90 Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award posthumously in 1990.

#Quote
1 [on Desi Arnaz] He did make me happy, and I really want people to know that.
2 I'm not sure that I want to be without some lack of confidence. If you are too sure of yourself, you don't grow. You may feel confident in some things, but other fields come up as a challenge. And if you don't anticipate trouble, you will be in trouble.
3 [on Desi Arnaz] Life with Desi is crazy and exciting, but our love is deep and changeless.
4 I knew there was nobody in the world for me but Desi. We may have our ups and downs just as many people have. I would rather quarrel and make up with him more than anyone else in the world.
5 If you don't believe he's a great producer, I got two little Arnaz's at home to prove it.
6 I hate failure. And that divorce was the number one failure in my eyes. Desi and I have never been the same since.
7 It's so hard to believe he is gone. I'm the only one left now. I remember the very last time I spoke with him. It was November 30th, our anniversary and he was in Del Mar with Lucie. He was very weak. Lucie held the phone up to his ear, and we said I love you over and over again to each other. On December 2nd, 1986 I was in the car coming home from taping an episode of Password when I heard Desi died. I could not stop crying. I felt lost, and like my own life had come to some kind of end. Lucie arranged the funeral and Danny Thomas gave the eulogy. It was funny and touching, but so very hard for me to sit through. With Desi's passing I lost my youth, my great success and the only man I ever wanted to be father of my children. Besides Dede, Fred & Cleo, he was the one person who had been in my life the longest and made the greatest impact. I didn't want to even consider what my life would've been without him.
8 Yet I sensed in Desi a great need. Beneath the dazzling charm was a homeless boy who had no one to care for him, worry about him, love him. And I wanted him and only him as the father of my children.
9 In many ways, marrying Desi was one of the boldest things I ever did. I had always gone with older men. I had also achieved some kind of stability in Hollywood, and Desi with his beautiful girls and good times seemed headed in another direction.
10 [on Hollywood] When they say no, you hear yes. Someone says we can't do this movie, hug them and say thank you for believing in me.
11 [on Arnold Schwarzenegger] I take full credit for this man. He's going to become a big star.
12 I'm grateful for what motion pictures did for me even though, except for on or two pictures, I've never done any I liked.
13 [About her drama school experience in 1926] I was a tongue-tied teenager spellbound by the schools star pupil - Bette Davis.
14 I died my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark and I've got to keep it this way.
15 Life takes guts.
16 [on Vivian Vance] I find that now I usually spend my time looking at Viv. Viv was sensational. And back then, there were things I had to do-I was in the projection room for some reason, and I just couldn't concentrate on it. But now I can. And I enjoy every move that Viv made. She was something.
17 Give yourself first and everything else will fall into line.
18 [About her friend Maureen O'Hara] Maureen O'Hara is one of the people I love the most out all the people I know.
19 I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
20 [Defending her "singing" performance in the film Mame (1974)] Mame stayed up all night and drank champagne! What did you expect her to sound like? Julie Andrews?
21 [on Buster Keaton] He taught me most of what I know about timing, how to fall and how to handle props and animals.
22 [on Julie Andrews] I mean, you in Britain have some of the best comediennes. Julie Andrews is a comedienne -- oh yes she is!
23 You were taken in charge and trained. They have none of that today any place. I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. Believe me. What could I do? I couldn't dance. I couldn't sing. I could talk. I could barely walk. I had no flair. I wasn't a beauty, that's for sure.
24 [on Audrey Hepburn] She's a tomboy and a fine comedienne. You'd never think of her being able to do my type of comedy. But she can. She has great energy, frail as she looks. But, well, she's so beautiful, so ethereal, it would be sacrilege to put her through it.
25 [on Bob Hope] You spell Bob Hope C-L-A-S-S.
26 [on Liza Minnelli] She's a great trouper, Liza, I wish I had her talent. If anybody's going to take over from me, it's her. She's got a mind like a trip hammer and huge vitality. She's great.
27 [About Edith Head]: Edie knew the truth about all of us. She knew who had flat fannies and who didn't -- but she never told.
28 Desi (Desi Arnaz) was the great love of my life. I will miss him until the day I die.
29 [About her meeting Desi Arnaz for the first time]: It wasn't love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.
30 In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
31 A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright.
32 I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
33 Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
34 I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
35 The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
36 I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
37 One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.
38 I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

#Trademark
1 Her trademark 'spider face' when something goes wrong for her, accompanied by an "eugh" sound.
2 Husky voice
3 Famous for her fake wailing when something bad happens to her
4 Red hair and blue eyes

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