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Lucille Ball (1911–1989)

The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents. Always willing to take responsibility for her ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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(3/8/44) Radio: Appeared on "Orson Welles' Almanac". See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 18 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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[on Arnold Schwarzenegger] I take full credit for this man. He's going to become a big star. See more »


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". See more »


Famous for her fake wailing when something bad happens to her See more »


Queen of the B movies See more »

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