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Lucille Ball (1911–1989)

Autor(a) de Love, Lucy

21+ Works 684 Membros 9 Reviews

About the Author

Lucille Desiree Ball Morton was born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. She started out as a fashion model for Hattie Carnegie in New York City in 1928. In 1932 she started her acting career working as the Chesterfield cigarette girl and as part of many chorus lines on Broadway. Lucille mostrar mais Ball then moved to Hollywood where she appeared in many small movie roles in the 1930's as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures. In 1936 she landed the role of Julie Tucker in the play Hey Diddle Diddle which premiered in Princeton, N.J. The play received great reviews. This launched her career and she went on to star in the The Wonder Show, the musical play DuBarry was a Lady, Lover Come Back and the murder mystery Lured. In 1948 Ball was cast as a wacky wife in My Favorite Husband , a CBS Radio Show. The program was a success and CBS took it to television with Lucille Ball playing Lucy and her real life husband Desi Arnaz playing Ricky and "I Love Lucy" was born. Lucy became the head of her production company Desilu which pioneered a number of practices like filming before a live audience with several cameras and distinct sets. Lucy went on to star in two other successful T.V. shows "The Lucy Show" and 'Here's Lucy". During the 1980's Ball hosted a two part Three's Company Retrospective and she also made a T.V. film called Stone Pillow. In May 1988 Lucille Ball was hospitalized after suffering a mild heart attack. She died on April 26, 1989 in Los Angeles California. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

Yours, Mine and Ours [1968 film] (1968) — Actor — 167 cópias, 1 resenha
I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season (1951) — Actor — 125 cópias, 2 resenhas
Top Hat [1935 film] (1935) — Actor — 110 cópias, 1 resenha
I Love Lucy: The Complete Second Season (1952) — Actor — 52 cópias, 2 resenhas
I Love Lucy: The Complete Third Season (1953) — Actor — 50 cópias, 2 resenhas
Stage Door [1937 film] (1937) 50 cópias, 1 resenha
Mame [1974 film] (1974) — Actor — 44 cópias
The Long, Long Trailer [1954 film] (1954) — Actor — 43 cópias, 1 resenha
I Love Lucy: The Complete Sixth Season (1956) — Actor — 39 cópias
Ziegfeld Follies [1945 film] (1994) — Actor — 38 cópias, 1 resenha
I Love Lucy: The Complete Fourth Season (1954) — Actor — 33 cópias
I Love Lucy: The Complete Fifth Season (1955) — Actor — 30 cópias
The Dark Corner [1946 film] (1946) — Actor — 27 cópias
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (2009) — Actor — 26 cópias
I Love Lucy: The Complete Series (2015) — Actor — 25 cópias
Room Service [1938 film] (1938) — Actor — 21 cópias, 3 resenhas
Room Service / At the Circus (2004) — Actor — 19 cópias, 1 resenha
Fancy Pants [1950 film] (1950) — Actor — 18 cópias, 1 resenha
Best of Lucy & Friends (2010) 17 cópias
Dance, Girl, Dance [1940 film] (1940) — Actor — 16 cópias
Best Foot Forward [1943 film] (1943) 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
Critic's Choice [1963 film] (1963) 11 cópias
The Lucy Show & Jack Benny Bonus [Slim Case] (2004) — Actor — 11 cópias
The Facts of Life [1960 film] (2015) — Actor — 10 cópias
The Lucy Christmas Show (1956) 10 cópias
The Big Street [1942 film] (1942) — Actor — 10 cópias
Forever, Darling [1956 film] (1956) — Actor — 9 cópias
Without Love [1945 film] (2000) — Actor — 8 cópias
The Lucy & Desi Movie Collection (2006) — Actor — 8 cópias
Wildcat: Original 1960 Broadway Cast Recording (1982) — Artist — 8 cópias
Too Many Girls [1940 film] (1940) — Actor — 8 cópias
Lured [1947 film] (2000) 8 cópias, 2 resenhas
Lucille Ball: Film Collection (2012) — Actor — 5 cópias
Stone Pillow [1985 TV movie] (2005) — Actor — 5 cópias
Old Time Radio: Classic Favorites (2001) — Narrador, algumas edições4 cópias, 1 resenha
The Lucy Show: The Official First Season (2015) — Actor — 4 cópias
Five Came Back [1939 film] (2015) — Actor — 3 cópias
Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits (1991) — Vocalist — 3 cópias
Easy to Wed [1946 film] (1946) — Actor — 3 cópias
Meet the People [1944 film] (2009) 2 cópias
The Funny World of Lucy: Volume 1 (2000) — Actor — 2 cópias
Tales of Mystery and Suspense, Volume 3 (1994) — Narrador — 2 cópias
Lucy: A Legacy of Laughter [DVD] — Actor — 2 cópias
The Funny World of Lucy, Vols. 1 & 2 (2001) — Actor — 2 cópias
The Lucille Ball Collection [5 DVD set] — Performer — 2 cópias
Here's Lucy: The Complete Series Seasons 1-6 (2014) — Actor — 2 cópias
I Dream Too Much [1935 film] — Actor — 2 cópias
The Lucy Show: The Official Third Season (2015) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (2009) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Valley of the Sun [1942 film] (1942) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
The I Love Luch funny money special — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
the new I Love Lucy superstar special — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
The Best of I Love Lucy (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Classic TV Bloopers: Uncensored — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
A Tribute to Lucy — Artist — 1 exemplar(es)
Next Time I Marry (1938 film) (1991) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Lucy: The Funny World of Lucy — Artist — 1 exemplar(es)
Look Who's Laughing [1941 film] (1941) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)

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I Love Lucy is a show that everyone has seen at least one episode of and many have a favorite episode (the candy factory episode is mine) yet not many of us know Lucy's backstory. After her passing in 1989, her children were going through her belongings they discovered that her attorney had twenty recorded tapes where Lucy told her life story.

Lucy tells of growing up in Jamestown, New York until a family member offered to send her to drama school and that changed the course of her life. Lucy details her time as a background actress, becoming a leading lady, and of course, meeting Desi. While Lucy does not get into detail about Desi's affair, she does explain that the point of no return was when he could not keep his temper in check. Despite divorcing, Lucy and Desi remained the closest and friends and the best parents their children could have asked for.

As a huge Lucy fan, I have been wanting to read this for a very long time. I found her story to be interesting and informative. My favorite parts were finding out friends from her childhood ended up as characters on I Love Lucy - including the friend who originally tinted her hair red. All in all, I loved this book...almost as much as I Love Lucy.
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Micareads | outras 8 resenhas | Jun 21, 2022 |
Didn't finish. My expectations, as set by prior reviews, were not met. This manuscript was a little too glossy in some parts. Eve Arden's bio, which I am also reading right now, is better.

But here we run into the issues we always face with classic film and TV personalities. They were very much type cast--- and coached to be that way all the time. This was one of the issues with Lucy in her early movies. They couldn't really find a type for her and, once the show found one that worked, audiences wouldn't settle for anything else. Arden's book is written like the made-for-her personality. Lucy's... it has that struggle(especially since I gather this was an unfinished project, published posthumously). I'm not, in any way, trying to avoid the hard stories. I just wish it had a distinctive voice and a bit more polish.

I will always love Lucy. If you want a good book about the show days, read the one written by the show's writer, Jess Oppenheimer. If you want one about her life... actually I recommend something on film. You can't capture her beauty, vibrance, classy-ness, and toughness on paper.
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OutOfTheBestBooks | outras 8 resenhas | Sep 24, 2021 |
There is so much more to Lucy than the funny, witty, memorable comedian. She was a regular woman with hopes, dreams, struggles, fears, and daily life just like any other woman in her era.
Reading this book was a wonderful experience for me.
 
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Nora_Reads | outras 8 resenhas | Sep 16, 2020 |
Very awesome book. Written by the crazy red head herself and packed full of info that not many people know. I now have even more respect and love for this woman after having read this book. I dare say... I just Love Lucy 💜
 
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SumisBooks | outras 8 resenhas | Dec 5, 2017 |

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