Lucille Ball

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Quotes (15)

  • Lucille: I'd rather regret the things I have done, than the things I have not.

  • Lucille (1989): I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.

  • Lucille (1972): Women's Lib? Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't interest me one bit. I've been so liberated it hurts.

  • Lucille (1960): I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off.

  • Lucille (1971): I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.

  • Lucille (1955): I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children.

  • Lucille (1952): How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them.

  • Lucille (1953): I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.

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Trivia (44)

  • Lucy spent the 30s and 40s acting in B movies. She did so many she became known as "Queen of the B's". This title followed her until her fame in "I Love Lucy" won her the title of "America's Favorite Redhead".

  • Lucy had to convince CBS to allow Desi Arnaz to play her husband in "I Love Lucy" by taking a vaudeville act on tour with him. The act was based on the premise of "I Love Lucy" and proved to CBS that America accepted Desi as her husband.

  • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made the company Desilu. After Lucy and Desi divorced Desi sold his portion of Desilu to Lucy, making her the first woman to run a studio ever!

  • From 1955 until her death in 1989, Lucille Ball lived at 1000 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills. The Georgian style brick home was next door to the homes of James Stewart and Jack Benny. Other neighbors on Roxbury Drive included Rosemary Clooney and Ira Gershwin.

  • In the summer of 2005, Lucille Ball was voted America's most beloved deceased star.

  • After the demise of Desilu Productions, she also founded Lucille Ball Productions in 1968.

  • Lucy has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • When Lucy married Gary Morton 1961, she asked Desi if she could marry him.

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