Why Famous: One of the most popular and influential stars in the United States during her lifetime.
Ball starred in the sitcoms "I Love Lucy", "The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour", "The Lucy Show", "Here's Lucy" and "Life with Lucy" among others.
She was fortunate to have had one of Hollywood's longest careers and remained in the public eye till she passed away.
- 1940-11-30 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds Cuban actor and singer Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut
- 1949-06-01 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
- 1960-03-04 Lucille Ball files for divorce from Desi Arnaz
- 1951-10-15 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS
- 1953-04-03 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue, features on the cover the new born baby of actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Jr.
- 1960-12-11 Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City
- 1985-11-05 CBS premieres "Stone Pillow", a dramatic made-for-TV movie starring Lucille Ball as a homeless woman