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How rich was Lucille Ball?

Lucille Ball net worth:
$40 Million

Lucille Ball information

Lucille Ball information

Birth date: August 6, 1911, Jamestown, New York, United States
Birth place: Celoron
Death date: April 26, 1989, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Profession:Comedian, Model, Actor, Television producer, Singer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Gary Morton (m. 1961–1989), Desi Arnaz (m. 1940–1960)
Children:Desi Arnaz, Jr., Lucie Arnaz

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Lucille Ball, whose full name is Lucille Desiree Ball, was born in 1911, in California. Lucille was a well known actress, model and comedian, perhaps best known for for her roles in such shows as “Life with Lucy”, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour”, “Here’s Lucy”, “I Love Lucy” and others. Unfortunately, Ball died in 1989 at age 77. During her career Lucille won an Emmy Award, Film Crystal Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and many others. It is really sad that the movie industry lost this incredibly talented actress. What is more, Ball also had her own television studio, called “Desilu”. Another proof that Lucille Ball was acclaimed and one of the most successful actresses is the fact that she even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Nowadays Lucille is still remembered, and is considered to be one of the all-time bests.

Lucille Ball Net Worth $40 Million

So how rich was Lucille Ball? Sources now estimate that Ball’s net worth was $40 million. The main source of this sum money was her career as an actress and her roles in different successful shows and movies. As Lucille Ball was a very successful actress, there is no surprise that she earned a lot during her career.

When Lucille was a teenager she started showing an interest in acting and went to study at the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts. Although her experience was not that great, she was able to find work as a model. This was also the time when Ball’s net worth began growing. Soon Lucille started appearing in different television shows and movies. Some of them include “Room Service”, “Three Little Pigskins”, “Roman Scandals”, “Top Hat”, “Follow the Fleet” and others. These appearances, of course, added a lot to Lucille Ball’s net worth. In 1938 Lucille became a part of the show called “The Wonder Show”. This also added to Ball’s net worth. In 1948 Lucille began working on the show called “I Love Lucy”. This show soon became very popular among the viewers. In addition to the success of “I Love Lucy”, Ball’s television show also produced many successful shows such as “Star Trek”, “The Untouchables”, “Mission: Impossible”. It is clear that these productions made Lucille Ball’s net worth grow. Later Ball continued working on many popular shows until she died in 1989.

While talking about Ball’s personal life, it can be said that she was married twice. Her first marriage was with Desi Arnaz, but they divorced in 1960. After a year Lucille married Gary Morton. Ball had two children.

Finally, it can be said that Lucille Ball was one of the most successful and famous actresses in the industry, and is still remembered now as one of the best actresses. Contemporary actors admire her work and are also influenced by it. It is good that the memory of Lucille Ball will remain for a long time.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Annabel Takes a Tour1938Annabel Allison
Room Service1938Christine Marlowe
The Affairs of Annabel1938Annabel Allison
Having Wonderful Time1938Miriam
Joy of Living1938Salina Pine
Go Chase Yourself1938Carol Meeley
Stage Door1937Judith
There Goes My Girl1937scenes deleted
Don't Tell the Wife1937Ann 'Annie' Howell
That Girl from Paris1936Claire 'Clair' Williams
Winterset1936Girl (uncredited)
One Live Ghost1936ShortMaxine
So and Sew1936ShortSally Curtis
Dummy Ache1936ShortThe Actress
Swing It1936ShortMary (uncredited)
Bunker Bean1936Rosie Kelly
The Farmer in the Dell1936Gloria Wilson
Follow the Fleet1936Kitty Collins
Muss 'em Up1936Departing Train Passenger (uncredited)
Chatterbox1936Lillian Temple
Foolish Hearts1935ShortHat Check Girl (uncredited)
I Dream Too Much1935Gwendolyn Dilley
The Three Musketeers1935Minor Role (uncredited)
Top Hat1935Flower Clerk (uncredited)
Old Man Rhythm1935College Girl (uncredited)
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl1935ShortLucille Ball
Hooray for Love1935Chorine (uncredited)
I'll Love You Always1935Lucille (uncredited)
Roberta1935Fashion Model (uncredited)
The Whole Town's Talking1935Bank Employee (uncredited)
Carnival1935Nurse (uncredited)
His Old Flame1935Short
Behind the Evidence1935Secretary (uncredited)
Fugitive Lady1934Beauty Operator (uncredited)
Three Little Pigskins1934ShortDaisy Simms
Broadway Bill1934Blonde Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jealousy1934Minor Role (uncredited)
Men of the Night1934Peggy (uncredited)
Perfectly Mismated1934Short
Kid Millions1934Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
The Affairs of Cellini1934Lady-in-Waiting (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back1934Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Murder at the Vanities1934Earl Carroll Girl (uncredited)
Bottoms Up1934Chorine (uncredited)
Hold That Girl1934Girl (uncredited)
Nana1934Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Moulin Rouge1934Show Girl (uncredited)
Roman Scandals1933Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Blood Money1933Drury's Girlfriend at Racetrack (uncredited)
Broadway Thru a Keyhole19332nd Girl with Louie at the Beach (uncredited)
The Bowery1933Blonde (uncredited)
Life with Lucy1986TV SeriesLucy Barker
Stone Pillow1985TV MovieFlorabelle
Lucy Calls the President1977TV MovieLucy Whittaker
The Practice1976TV SeriesMatilda Morrison
What Now, Catherine Curtis?1976TV MovieCatherine Curtis
Three for Two1975TV MovieRita / Sally / Pauline
Lucy Gets Lucky1975TV MovieLucy Collins
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye1974TV MovieNorma Michaels
Here's Lucy1968-1974TV SeriesLucy Carter Lucille Carter Lucille Ball
Mame1974Mame Dennis
Make Room for Granddaddy1971TV SeriesLucy Carter
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970TV MovieStatue of Liberty (voice)
Yours, Mine and Ours1968Helen North Beardsley
The Lucy Show1962-1968TV SeriesLucy Carmichael / Rusty Martin
A Guide for the Married Man1967Technical Adviser (Mrs. Joe X)
Lucy in London1966TV MovieLucy Carmichael
Mr. and Mrs.1964TV MovieBonnie Blakely
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesKate Reynolds
General Foods Opening Night1963TV Movie
Critic's Choice1963Angela Ballantine
The Facts of Life1960Kitty Weaver
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957-1960TV SeriesLucy Ricardo
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesLucy Ricardo
The Ann Sothern Show1959TV SeriesLucy Ricardo
The Phil Silvers Show1959TV SeriesFainting Fan
Make Room for Daddy1959TV SeriesLucy Ricardo
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958TV SeriesKitty Williams
I Love Lucy1951-1957TV SeriesLucy Ricardo
Forever, Darling1956Susan Vega
Lucy's Really Lost Moments1956Lucy Ricardo
The Long, Long Trailer1953Tacy Bolton - Collini
I Love Lucy1953Lucy Ricardo / Herself
The Magic Carpet1951Princess Narah
The Fuller Brush Girl1950Sally Elliot
Fancy Pants1950Agatha Floud
A Woman of Distinction1950Lucille Ball - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Easy Living1949Anne
Miss Grant Takes Richmond1949Ellen Grant
Sorrowful Jones1949Gladys O'Neill
Her Husband's Affairs1947Margaret Weldon
Lured1947Sandra Carpenter
Easy to Wed1946Gladys Benton
Lover Come Back1946Kay Williams
Two Smart People1946Ricki Woodner
The Dark Corner1946Kathleen Stewart
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood1945Lucille Ball (uncredited)
Ziegfeld Follies1945Lucille Ball ('Here's to the Ladies')
Without Love1945Kitty Trimble
Meet the People1944Julie Hampton
G.I. Journal1944ShortLucille Ball
Thousands Cheer1943Lucille Ball
Best Foot Forward1943Lucille Ball
Du Barry Was a Lady1943May Daly / Madame Du Barry
Seven Days' Leave1942Terry Havalok-Allen
The Big Street1942Gloria Lyons
Valley of the Sun1942Christine Larson
Look Who's Laughing1941Julie Patterson
Too Many Girls1940Connie Casey
Dance, Girl, Dance1940Bubbles
You Can't Fool Your Wife1940Clara Fields Hinklin / Mercedes Vasquez
The Marines Fly High1940Joan Grant
That's Right - You're Wrong1939Sandra Sand
Five Came Back1939Peggy Nolan
Panama Lady1939Lucy
Twelve Crowded Hours1939Paula Sanders
Beauty for the Asking1939Jean Russell
Next Time I Marry1938Nancy Crocker Fleming

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Now, Catherine Curtis?1976TV Movie executive in charge of production
Lucy Gets Lucky1975TV Movie executive in charge of production
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye1974TV Movie executive in charge of production
Here's Lucy1968-1974TV Series executive in charge of production - 144 episodes
The Lucy Show1966-1968TV Series executive in charge of production - 37 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary performer: "Du Barry Was a Lady" - uncredited
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Carolina in the Morning" uncredited, "When You're Smiling The Whole World Smiles With You", "Friendship", "Chica Chica Boom Chic"
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "Here's to the Girls" 1945 - uncredited
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mame1974performer: "It's Today", "Open a New Window", "My Best Girl", "We Need A Little Christmas", "Bosom Buddies", "Bosom Buddies" Dance and Reprise, "If He Walked Into My Life", "Finale: Open A New Window/Mame"
Here's Lucy1968TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Lucy Show1963-1967TV Series performer - 6 episodes
I Love Lucy1951-1956TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Fancy Pants1950performer: " Hey Fancy Pants!", "Home Cookin'"
Sorrowful Jones1949performer: "Havin' a Wonderful Wish Time You Were Here"
Easy to Wed1946performer: "Continental Polka"
Ziegfeld Follies1945performer: "Here's to the Girls"
Meet the People1944"Meet the People" 1940 / performer: "In Times Like These" 1944, "It's Smart to Be People" 1944
Best Foot Forward1943performer: "You're Lucky" 1941
Du Barry Was a Lady1943performer: "DuBarry Was a Lady" 1943, "Madame, I Like Your Crepe Suzettes" 1943, "Friendship" 1939
Seven Days' Leave1942"Pop! Goes the Weasel"
The Big Street1942performer: "Who Knows?" 1942
Look Who's Laughing1941performer: "The Wedding March" 1842 - uncredited
Too Many Girls1940performer: "You're Nearer" 1939, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" 1939, "Conga" 1939 - uncredited
Dance, Girl, Dance1940performer: "Beer Barrel Polka" uncredited, "Mother, What Do I Do Now?", "Jitterbug Bite"
Having Wonderful Time1938"Heigh Ho" 1937, uncredited
That Girl from Paris1936performer: "Moon Face" 1936, "My Nephew from Nice" 1936

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All the Right Moves1983producer - uncredited
Lucy Moves to NBC1980TV Movie executive producer
Lucy Calls the President1977TV Movie executive producer
What Now, Catherine Curtis?1976TV Movie executive producer
Three for Two1975TV Movie executive producer
Lucy Gets Lucky1975TV Movie executive producer
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye1974TV Movie executive producer
The Lucy Show1966TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
Lucy in London1966TV Movie executive producer
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1959TV Series producer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bungle Abbey1981TV Short
Here's Lucy1974TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love Ryan?2015TV Series in memory of - 2 episodes
Ryan & RubyTV Series short thanks for the inspiration - 8 episodes, 2014 very special thanks - 1 episode, 2014 thanks - 1 episode, 2014
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl1990in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHerself - Interviewee / Lucy Ricardo
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Super Password1988TV SeriesHerself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHerself
America's Tribute to Bob Hope1988TV Movie documentaryHerself - Hostess
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1987TV Special documentaryHerself
A Beverly Hills Christmas1987TV MovieHerself
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story1987TV Series documentaryHerself
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza1987TV MovieHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli1987TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1986TV Movie documentaryHerself - Honoree
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Governor's Award
Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday1986TV MovieHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The CBS Morning News1985TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope Buys NBC?1985TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd TV Academy Hall of Fame1985TV MovieHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Body Language1984TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1984TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - First Guest
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars1984DocumentaryHerself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Who Makes the World Laugh? - Part II: The Newest! The Funniest! The Greatest!1984TV MovieHerself
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame1984Herself - Winner
Happy Birthday, Bob!1983TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood1983TV MovieHerself
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett1982TV MovieHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1973-1982TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Three's Company1982TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Male Entertainer
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
The John Davidson Show1982TV SeriesHerself - Guest
High Hopes: The Capra Years1981TV Movie documentary
Password Plus1980-1981TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Entertainment Tonight1981TV SeriesHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Honoree & Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV SpecialHerself
Lucy Moves to NBC1980TV MovieHerself - now a producer for NBC
Today1961-1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1980TV SeriesHerself - Comedienne / Herself - Co-Hostess / Herself
The First 40 Years1980TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson1979TV MovieHerself
Cher... and Other Fantasies1979TV MovieHerself
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Bob Hope Salutes the Ohio Jubilee1978TV MovieHerself
Lucy Comes to Nashville1978TV SpecialHerself - Host
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart1978TV SpecialHerself
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle1978TV SpecialHerself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Co-host: part II
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHerself
Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena1978TV SpecialHerself
TV: The Fabulous Fifties1978TV MovieHerself - Hostess of Sitcoms Segment
America Alive!1978TV Series
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1977TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHerself - Ringmaster
Dinah!1974-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1956-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Danny Thomas1976TV SpecialHerself
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesHerself
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years1976TV Movie documentaryHerself
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look1976TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHerself
Gypsy in My Soul1976TV MovieHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball1975TV SpecialHerself - Woman of the Hour
Dinah's Place1972-1974TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1971-1974TV SeriesHerself / Lucy Ricardo
Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra1973TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHerself
Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary1972TV SpecialHerself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Flip1971TV SeriesHerself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask1971TV SpecialHerself
The Pearl Bailey Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special1970TV SpecialHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1970TV SeriesHerself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Will the Real Mr Sellers.....?1969TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love1969TV SpecialHerself
Jack Benny's New Look1969TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep1969TV MovieHerself
Jack Benny's Birthday Special1969TV SpecialHerself
The Dean Martin Show1966-1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special1968TV MovieHerself
Girl Talk1968TV SeriesHerself
Carnival Nights1968TV SpecialHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954-1968TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Actress / Herself - Elephant Rider / ...
All About People1967Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Bob Braun Show1967TV SeriesHerself (1967-1984)
I've Got a Secret1956-1966TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest / Herself / Herself - Panelist
The Milton Berle Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Carol + 21966TV SpecialHerself / Various
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition1965TV SpecialHerself
Salute to Stan Laurel1965TV Special documentaryHerself
The Steve Lawrence Show1965TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1954-1965TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Password All-Stars1963-1965TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant / Panelist - Celebrity Contestant
The Danny Kaye Show1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Benny Program1964TV SeriesHerself / Rachel Revere
CBS: The Stars' Address1963TV MovieHerself
The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball1962TV MovieHerself
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Good Years1962Herself - Host
The Annual National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960-1961TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1961TV SeriesHerself
The Garry Moore Show1960TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood1960TV Movie documentaryHerself
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1959TV SeriesHerself
The Jackie Gleason Show1957TV SeriesHerself - Guest
I Love Lucy1956TV SeriesLucy Ricardo
MGM Parade1956TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Star Is Born World Premiere1954TV ShortHerself
Stars in the Eye1952TV SpecialHerself
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHerself - Guest Comedic Actress
The Ed Wynn Show1949TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet1949TV SeriesHerself
Texaco Star Theatre1949TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play1941Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 11938Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends2006Video documentary shortHerself
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Last Mogul2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Naked Science2004TV Series documentaryHerself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special
TV Land Moguls2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Ziegfeld Girl Intro2004Video documentary shortHerself
Bob Monkhouse's Comedy Heroes2004TV MovieHerself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary
MythBusters2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Lucy! TV's Comedy Queen2003TV Movie documentary
Cher: The Farewell Tour2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside TV Land: Style and Fashion2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bob Hope at 1002003TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Bob Hope's Funniest Out-Takes2002TV MovieHerself
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Roastee
Junket Whore1998DocumentaryHerself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Judy Garland's Hollywood1997Video documentary
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender1997DocumentaryHerself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself (with Desi) (uncredited)
Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star1996Video documentaryHerself
Barbara Walters: 20 Years at ABC1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pioneers of Primetime1995TV Movie documentaryHerself / Lucy Ricardo
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Carol Burnett: The Special Years1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'Ziegfeld Follies' (uncredited)
TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
Legends of Comedy1992TV Movie documentary
Funny Women of Television1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits1991VideoLucy Ricardo
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show1990TV MovieLucy Ricardo / Herself
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy1989TV MovieHerself
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesHerself / opening credits
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHerself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActress - Unidentified Film (uncredited)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryActress in 'The Big Street' (uncredited)
Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook1981Video documentaryMadame DuBarry-DuBarry was a Lady
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHerself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHerself
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryJulie Hampton in 'Meet the People'
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Bound1947Edited from: A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
The Latin Explosion: A New America2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration2015TV Movie documentaryLucy Ricardo / I Love Lucy
Trumbo2015Herself (uncredited)
Hey Moe, Hey Dad!2015TV Series documentaryVarious Characters
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - I Love Lucy
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton2014VideoMay Daly / Madame De Berry
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Emmy Awards Presenter
Pioneers of Television2008-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy / Lucy Ricardo
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesLucy Ricardo (segment "Watters' World")
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz2012Video documentary shortClips from 'Here's Lucy' / 'Yours Mine and Ours' screen test
American Masters2000-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance2012Video documentary shortOn set footage / Outtakes & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
10 Things You Don't Know About2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Desi Arnaz Jr.2012Video documentary shortProduction footage & clips from 'Here's Lucy'
When Ali Came to Britain2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesLucy Carmichael
Here's Harry: Remembering Gale Gordon2011Video documentary shortOn set footage & outtakes / Clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Lucy at the World's Fair2010Video documentary shortHerself
Lucy Meets the Burtons: A Comedic Gem2010Video documentary shortOn set footage / Promo as Herself / Clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Frontline2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Here's Lucy: On Location2009Documentary short
Working with Lucy: A Conversation with Gino Conforti2009Video documentary shortLucy Carter
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV Movie
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner ("The Legacy of Laughter")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Legacy of Laughter AwardTV Land Awards

The award was presented posthumously to Lucille Ball. Her children Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz ... More

1997OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1990Desert Palm Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
1989Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1989Governor's AwardPrimetime Emmy Awards
1988Woman of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1987Lifetime Achievement Award in ComedyAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1979Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1977Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1973Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Comedy PerformanceYours, Mine and Ours (1968)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Lucy Show (1962)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Lucy Show (1962)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6436 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6100 Hollywood Blvd.
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actress - Continuing PerformanceI Love Lucy (1951)
1953Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedienne

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMame (1974)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalHere's Lucy (1968)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalHere's Lucy (1968)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - Comedy or MusicalYours, Mine and Ours (1968)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleThe Lucy Show (1962)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Lucy Show (1962)
1963Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)The Lucy Show (1962)
1963Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actress
1961Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - Comedy or MusicalThe Facts of Life (1960)
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays HerselfI Love Lucy (1951)
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a SeriesI Love Lucy (1951)
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedienne
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actress Starring in a Regular SeriesI Love Lucy (1951)
1954Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Female Star of Regular SeriesI Love Lucy (1951)
1953Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsMost Outstanding Personality
1952Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedian or Comedienne

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Comedy PerformanceThe Facts of Life (1960)

TitleSalary
Life with Lucy (1986)$150,000 /episode
Mame (1974)$250,000 +10% net profits
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)50% of the net profits (co-producer)
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)$10,000 for two days work.
The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball (1962)$100,000
The Lucy Show (1962)$1,100,000 (1968) deferred compensation
The Lucy Show (1962)$384,000 (1967-68)
The Long, Long Trailer (1953)$125,000 + $150,000 (profits bonus)
The Magic Carpet (1951)$85,000
I Love Lucy (1951)$3,500 per episode
I Love Lucy (1951)$2,000 /epsiode + 50% profits for the first 39 shows as well as ownership of the negatives to all future shows (1951-52)
Two Smart People (1946)$1,750 /week
The Big Street (1942)$3,500 /week
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)$12,500
Too Many Girls (1940)$1,500 /week
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)$3,500 /week
Go Chase Yourself (1938)$2,000 /week
Don't Tell the Wife (1937)$2,000 /week
Top Hat (1935)$50 /week

#Fact
1Her company, Desilu Productions, produced The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible and Star Trekj.
2Was 6 years older than her first husband and 13 years older than her second.
3Broderick Crawford and _Lucille Ball_ announced their engagement in 1936. They never got as far as the altar. It was claimed that RKO fronted this story to cover her affair with studio producer _Pandro S. Berman_, who was married.
4Delivered her children Lucie and Desi via Caesarean section.
5She discovered actor and dancer Ken Berry.
6Her acting mentors were Comedians Buster Keaton and Red Skelton.
7Was an acting mentor to Actress and Comedian Ruth Buzzi and Carol Burnett.
8Best remembered by the public for her starring roles as the title characters in each of her 3 series: I Love Lucy (1951), The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968).
9Was the mentor of her protégé Carole Cook and to her real-life children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr..
10Was a Girl Scout.
11Gave birth to her second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV at age 41, January 19, 1953.
12Gave birth to her first child, Lucie Desiree Arnaz at age 39, July 17, 1951.
13She used the name of Diane Belmont while modeling professionally.
14It was at the urging of "Roman Scandals" dance director Busby Berkely that Sam Goldwyn had Ball put under contract. The producer initially nixed the idea.
15In the early part of her career, Ball said she was born in Butte, Montana, where her father died. Because of that she was nicknamed 'Montana.'.
16Lucille Ball had an East bungalow office suite adjacent the main Desilu Production offices located on Gower Street, (main reception entrance on Gower Street). Cleo Morgan, Lucille's first cousin, was Lucille's secretary, scheduling meetings, dealing with clients and agents for the Desilu CEO Lucille Ball. Cleo remained with the Desilu management team the entire period of operation. Bud Brooks was in charge of the Desilu Production Art department, located in the top floor of the main entrance building.
17Lucille suffered from ornithophobia, the fear of birds.
18There are 2 stamps with Lucille Ball on them. A 34 cent stamp, in 2001 and a 44 cent stamp, in 2009.
19Lucy launched the movie producer career of David Winters, one of the stars of West Side Story, whose first producer job was to co-produce and choreographed her television special Lucy in London (1966).
20Though starring in many successful 1940s musical comedies for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, her contract allowed her to honor her prior commitments. She starred in two film classics, The Dark Corner (1946) for 20th Century Fox and the independently produced Lured (1947).
21Profiled in a book, "Funny Ladies", written by Stephen M. Silverman in 1999, titled Funny Ladies: 100 Years of Great Comediannes.
22Became very good friends with Maureen O'Hara during the making of Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) and continued being friends until Ball's death. O'Hara was with Lucille when Lucille first met her first husband, Desi Arnaz.
23Was good friends with 6 other actresses. They are Mary Jane Croft, Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Ann Sothern, Vivian Vance, and Mary Wickes. Among them, only Croft and Sothern were biological mothers. Wickes never married and was always listed as single.
24Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early Television Memories issue with Vivian Vance, as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz, in a scene from I Love Lucy: Job Switching (1952). The stamp was issued 11 August 2009.
25Was offered the role of Angel in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), but was forced to turn it down due to pregnancy. Gloria Grahame was later cast instead.
26When she and Desi Arnaz moved to 1000 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, Caliifornia, Jack Benny, was their next-door neighbor, residing at 1002 North Roxbury Drive.
27In 1958, in order to raise funds for their various investments, she and Desi Arnaz took Desilu public on the NYSE at $10 per share. She and Desi each retained 25% of the company, while each selling 25%. She took her $2,500,000 windfall, paid $600,000 in capital gains taxes and, always frugal, invested the remainder into bonds and securities.
28Her 1960 divorce from Desi Arnaz was quite amicable. They divided their $20 million television empire equally, each retaining 25% Desilu stock (282,800 shares), she got the homes in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, and Desi got the beach house in Del Mar, California and his Horse Ranch in Corona, California. In addition, they agreed to joint custody of their children with him paying $450/month child support.
29When her subsequent series The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968) became popular, Jess Oppenheimer, a co-creator of I Love Lucy (1951) alleged that her character Lucy Carmichael/Carter was in fact Lucy Ricardo re-named and threatened to sue. Rather than go to court, she settled for $220,000.
30Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" by Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).
31In July 1967, she sold Desilu Productions, consisting of 36 sound stages, 2000 employees and 62 acres adjacent to Paramount, to Gulf + Western Industries for $17 million. She received $10 million in Gulf + Western stock for her 60% of Desilu, the remaining $7 million being distributed to 3878 stockholders.
32In 1962, she purchased Desi Arnaz's holdings in Desilu holdings for $3 million, as he wanted to retire to his horse ranch in Corona, California, and lead a more stress-free life.
33In 1968, she was reported to be the richest woman in television, having earned an estimated $30 million.
34In 1966, it was reported in an annual stockholder's meeting that her salary as President of Desilu Productions (1962-1967) was $100,000. Her acting fees for 1966 were $130,172.
35Was in frail health following a heart attack in May 1988.
36In Italy, her films were often dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi or Wanda Tettoni, notably in the hilarious The Long, Long Trailer (1953). She was occasionally dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta, Dhia Cristiani, Rina Morelli and Renata Marini (in Stage Door (1937)).
37Her younger brother, Fred Ball (1915-2007), moved from their hometown of Jamestown, New York, to join Lucy in Hollywood in the 1930s. Fred often accompanied Desi Arnaz's band on tour during the 1940s and 1950s, and was also on the Board of Directors of Desilu Productions. In later years, Fred and his wife Zo operated a motel in Cottonwood, Arizona, where he died. Fred also shared the same birthday as his niece Lucie Arnaz.
38Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 63-66. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
39When they were first married in 1940, Desi Arnaz had to give Lucy a ring from a drugstore because all jewelry stores were closed. She wore it for the rest of their marriage.
40Was tutored in comedy by Buster Keaton.
41Was once known as the "Chesterfield Girl" because she was the spokesmodel for Chesterfield cigarettes.
42The original Desilu was her and Desi Arnaz's ranch in Chatsworth, California. They used the same method of naming it that Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford's did when they named their estate "Pickfair".
43The day she first met Desi Arnaz, she had a black eye and a torn dress from filming a fight scene for Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) and he didn't find her at all attractive until they met again later in the day when she had changed into her own clothes and makeup. His oft-quoted first impression of her extraordinary beauty was "That's a hunk o' woman".
44She named herself Diane Belmont after the Belmont racetrack in New York.
45Not long after the Arnazes bought their house on 1000 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, California, it was first featured in episode, I Love Lucy: The Tour (1955). Richard Widmark guest-starred and she climbs over the fence to pick a grapefruit, from his backyard.
46Lucy filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz in the 1940s, but didn't go through with it because they reconciled.
47Lucy and Desi Arnaz were married at the Byram River Beagle Club in Connecticut in 1940.
48Lucy and Desi Arnaz were married a second time in 1946 in a church because his mother believed that the reason they didn't have children yet was because they were never married in the Catholic Church.
49She was proud of her family and heritage. Her genealogy can be traced back to the earliest settlers in the colonies. One direct ancestor, William Sprague (1609-1675), left England on the ship "Lyon's Whelp" for Plymouth/Salem, Massachusetts. They were from Upwey, Dorsetshire, England. William, along with his 2 brothers, helped to found the city of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Other Sprague relatives became soldiers in the Revolutionary War and 2 of them became governors of the state of Rhode Island.
50Comedian John Belushi was a fan of her and knew every detail of her life and career.
51Suffered three miscarriages with husband Desi Arnaz. First miscarriage was in 1942. Second miscarriage was in 1949. Third and last miscarriage was in 1950.
52Was of Irish, Scottish, French, and English descent.
53Related by marriage to Vanda Barra.
54Related by marriage to Sid Gould.
55First cousin of Cleo Morgan, though they were raised as sisters.
56Had a superstition about the letters A and R, which is why her character was named Lucy RicARdo in I Love Lucy (1951); Lucy CARmichael in The Lucy Show (1962); Lucy CARter in Here's Lucy (1968) and Lucy BARker in Life with Lucy (1986) (she was also married to 'Desi ARnaz'). She believed she didn't have luck in her career until she changed her name to Arnaz.
57Disliked any false form of a bird, she preferred to see them in person so she banned all pictures of birds from her house and any hotel room she was staying in.
58Was Frank Sinatra's first choice for the role of Laurence Harvey's mother in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). He was only dissuaded when John Frankenheimer took him to see Angela Lansbury in a play.
59While 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".
60Felt that she did not deserve the title of "Queen of Comedy" and felt that it belonged to her idol, Carole Lombard.
61Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 35-37. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
62Filed for a divorce from husband Desi Arnaz, the day following the last day of filming The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957). [March 1960]
63Stricken by rheumatoid arthritis early in her modeling career and spent 2 years re-learning how to walk.
64One of her last television appearances was in 1989 on the 62nd Academy Awards, with Bob Hope, announcing the nominations and winner of Best Picture.
65Her favorite movie she made was The Big Street (1942). Up to her dying day, she resented AMPAS for not recognizing her performance in the movie by including her for an Academy Award nomination.
66Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2002.
67Pictured on a 34¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued 6 August 2001.
68Was known for a while as Dianne Belmont back when she was a model.
69For many years during their marriage, Lucy and Desi Arnaz hid the fact that she was six years older than he by splitting the difference in their ages. She (born in 1911) said she was born in 1914 and he (born in 1917) also said he was born in 1914.
70Second cousin of actress Suzan Ball.
71Born at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time zone.
72Was one of the 20 original "Goldwyn Girls", along with Virginia Bruce; Ann Dvorak; Paulette Goddard and Betty Grable.
73TV Guide picked her as the greatest TV star of all time.
74She put her Chesterfield cigarettes in a Philip Morris package to please her sponsor (of the I Love Lucy (1951) show).
75She was fired from working at an ice cream store because she kept forgetting to put bananas in banana splits.
76Lucy and Desi Arnaz began I Love Lucy (1951) in the hopes of saving their crumbling marriage.
77Before her movie career, Lucille was a model at Hattie Carnegie's in New York. She mainly modeled heavy fur coats, because she was startlingly thin as a young lady.
78During the 1933 filming of Roman Scandals (1933), young Lucille Ball, portraying a slave girl, needed to have her eyebrows entirely shaved off. They never grew back.
79Died the morning of April 26, 1989, the fifty-sixth birthday of her friend Carol Burnett. That afternoon Burnett received the flowers that Ball had ordered for her birthday.
80Lucy and her son, Desi Arnaz Jr., appeared together on the very first cover of "TV Guide" magazine in 1953.
81Once registered as a voter for the Communist party as a favor to her grandfather Frederick Charles Hunt (July 24, 1865-January 9, 1944).
82She signed her first promotional agreement with Max Factor in 1935 and again in 1942. Of all the stars, she had the longest association with the Max Factor company.
83Was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
84Was the first woman to own her own film studio as the head of Desilu Productions.
85During a Barbara Walters interview, Jane Fonda claimed that her father, Henry Fonda, was deeply in love with Lucille Ball and that the two were "very close" during the filming of Yours, Mine and Ours (1968).
86Mother of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr..
87Ball and Barbara Pepper met early in their careers when they were both "Goldwyn Girls" and remained lifelong friends.
88A comment from a member of the preview audience of Follow the Fleet (1936) about bit-player Ball: "You might give the tall gum chewing blonde more parts and see if she can't make the grade - a good gamble."
89Originally interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, Court of Remembrance. In 2003, she was re-interred in the Ball family plot in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York.
90Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award posthumously in 1990.

#Quote
1[on Desi Arnaz] He did make me happy, and I really want people to know that.
2I'm not sure that I want to be without some lack of confidence. If you are too sure of yourself, you don't grow. You may feel confident in some things, but other fields come up as a challenge. And if you don't anticipate trouble, you will be in trouble.
3[on Desi Arnaz] Life with Desi is crazy and exciting, but our love is deep and changeless.
4I knew there was nobody in the world for me but Desi. We may have our ups and downs just as many people have. I would rather quarrel and make up with him more than anyone else in the world.
5If you don't believe he's a great producer, I got two little Arnaz's at home to prove it.
6I hate failure. And that divorce was the number one failure in my eyes. Desi and I have never been the same since.
7It's so hard to believe he is gone. I'm the only one left now. I remember the very last time I spoke with him. It was November 30th, our anniversary and he was in Del Mar with Lucie. He was very weak. Lucie held the phone up to his ear, and we said I love you over and over again to each other. On December 2nd, 1986 I was in the car coming home from taping an episode of Password when I heard Desi died. I could not stop crying. I felt lost, and like my own life had come to some kind of end. Lucie arranged the funeral and Danny Thomas gave the eulogy. It was funny and touching, but so very hard for me to sit through. With Desi's passing I lost my youth, my great success and the only man I ever wanted to be father of my children. Besides Dede, Fred & Cleo, he was the one person who had been in my life the longest and made the greatest impact. I didn't want to even consider what my life would've been without him.
8Yet I sensed in Desi a great need. Beneath the dazzling charm was a homeless boy who had no one to care for him, worry about him, love him. And I wanted him and only him as the father of my children.
9In many ways, marrying Desi was one of the boldest things I ever did. I had always gone with older men. I had also achieved some kind of stability in Hollywood, and Desi with his beautiful girls and good times seemed headed in another direction.
10[on Hollywood] When they say no, you hear yes. Someone says we can't do this movie, hug them and say thank you for believing in me.
11[on Arnold Schwarzenegger] I take full credit for this man. He's going to become a big star.
12I'm grateful for what motion pictures did for me even though, except for on or two pictures, I've never done any I liked.
13[About her drama school experience in 1926] I was a tongue-tied teenager spellbound by the schools star pupil - Bette Davis.
14I died my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark and I've got to keep it this way.
15Life takes guts.
16[on Vivian Vance] I find that now I usually spend my time looking at Viv. Viv was sensational. And back then, there were things I had to do-I was in the projection room for some reason, and I just couldn't concentrate on it. But now I can. And I enjoy every move that Viv made. She was something.
17Give yourself first and everything else will fall into line.
18[About her friend Maureen O'Hara] Maureen O'Hara is one of the people I love the most out all the people I know.
19I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
20[Defending her "singing" performance in the film Mame (1974)] Mame stayed up all night and drank champagne! What did you expect her to sound like? Julie Andrews?
21[on Buster Keaton] He taught me most of what I know about timing, how to fall and how to handle props and animals.
22[on Julie Andrews] I mean, you in Britain have some of the best comediennes. Julie Andrews is a comedienne -- oh yes she is!
23You were taken in charge and trained. They have none of that today any place. I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. Believe me. What could I do? I couldn't dance. I couldn't sing. I could talk. I could barely walk. I had no flair. I wasn't a beauty, that's for sure.
24[on Audrey Hepburn] She's a tomboy and a fine comedienne. You'd never think of her being able to do my type of comedy. But she can. She has great energy, frail as she looks. But, well, she's so beautiful, so ethereal, it would be sacrilege to put her through it.
25[on Bob Hope] You spell Bob Hope C-L-A-S-S.
26[on Liza Minnelli] She's a great trouper, Liza, I wish I had her talent. If anybody's going to take over from me, it's her. She's got a mind like a trip hammer and huge vitality. She's great.
27[About Edith Head]: Edie knew the truth about all of us. She knew who had flat fannies and who didn't -- but she never told.
28Desi (Desi Arnaz) was the great love of my life. I will miss him until the day I die.
29[About her meeting Desi Arnaz for the first time]: It wasn't love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.
30In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
31A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright.
32I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
33Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
34I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
35The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
36I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
37One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.
38I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

#Trademark
1Her trademark 'spider face' when something goes wrong for her, accompanied by an "eugh" sound.
2Husky voice
3Famous for her fake wailing when something bad happens to her
4Red hair and blue eyes

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