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Summary Article: Ball, Lucille (Désirée)
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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Credit:Photofest

(born Aug. 6, 1911, Celoron, near Jamestown, N.Y., U.S.—died April 26, 1989, Los Angeles, Calif.) U.S. actress and television star. She performed in films from 1933 and starred in a comedy radio series from 1947. With her bandleader husband, Desi Arnaz, she created the very successful television comedy series I Love Lucy (1951–57) and later the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–60). After their divorce in 1960, Ball appeared in The Lucy Show (1962–68) and Here’s Lucy (1968–74). With her red hair and rasping voice and a comic persona alternately brassy and feminine, she was the preeminent female star of the early decades of television.

Birth Place: Celoron, New York, United States

Death Place: Los Angeles, California, United States

Name: Ball, Lucille or Lucille Ball

Gender: female

Nationality: American

Activity: American actress

Keywords: Ball, Lucille, Emmy Award, wife, American, “Five Came Back”, Lucille Ball, comedy, motion picture, acting, situation comedy, New York, television, Celoron, Los Angeles, Kennedy Center Honors, “I Love Lucy”, “Easy to Wed”, comedian, radio, Arnaz, Desi, comic actor, “Dark Corner, The”, California

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