August 6, 1911
April 26, 1989
5 ft 6 in | 169 cm
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Lucille Désirée Ball was born in Jamestown, New York, U.S., on August 6, 1911, was an American actress and comedian.
Young Lucille Ball first started her career as a model, for Hattie Carnegie in New York (1929).
She began her professional acting career as a chorus girl on Broadway.
She made her big screen debut in comedy music movie Roman Scandals (1933) in uncredited role as Goldwyn Girl.
Her breakthrough performance came as comedic actress in CBS sitcom I Love Lucy (1951–1957).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her roles in movies:
Mame (1974) musical in role as "Auntie Mame" Dennis Burnside
The Facts of Life (1960) romantic comedy in role as Kitty Weaver
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and she won the Laurel Award for Female Comedy Performance for her role as Helen North Beardsley in drama comedy film Yours Mine and Ours (1968).
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) musical comedy with Gene Kelly
Without Love (1945) drama opposite Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
Room Service (1938) comedy with Marx Brothers
The Long Long Trailer (1953) comedy romance in role as Stacie Bolton-Collini
Lured (1947) mystery crime with George Sanders
Ziegfeld Follies (1945) musical comedy opposite Judy Garland and Fred Astaire
The Dark Corner (1946) drama thriller in role as Kathleen
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) farce comedy opposite Walter Matthau
Dance Girl Dance (1940) drama romance with Maureen O'Hara
Five Came Back (1939) melodrama in role as Peggy Nolan
She won four Primetime Emmy Awards for CBS sitcoms: I Love Lucy (1951–1957) and The Lucy Show (1962–1968).
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960) collection of thirteen black-and-white one-hour specials
She starred in ABC sitcom Life with Lucy (1986).
Attended the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts, in New York City.
Has English, French and Irish ancestry.
She starred in 72 movies during her career.
Had a younger brother, Fred.
She was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for television and one for contributions to motion photos in 1960.
She received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979.
She was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards.
She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame (1984).
Her favorite film she made was The Big Street (1942).
She was the first woman to own her own movie studio.
Ball died on April 26, 1989, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 77.
She dated Johnny DeVita (1926-1928).
She was married to:
Desi Arnaz (1940-1960), they had two children
Gary Morton (1961-1989)