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Lucille Ball

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball

Profession: Actress and Comedian

United States of America

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.

Born: August 6, 1911
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Died: April 26, 1989 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Historical Events

  • 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

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