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Lucille Ball was born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. After her father passed when she was four, Lucille Ball took on great responsibility at a young age. She soon started modeling for Hattie Carnegie’s; in 1933 she was chosen to be “Goldwyn Girl” and to appear in the film Roman Scandals. Including a role in the 1935 film Top Hat, 1937 Stage Door, and 1942 The Big Street, Lucille Ball was under a contract with RKO Radio Pictures. In 1940, Ball fell in love with the Cuban actor-musician Desi Arnaz while filming Too Many Girls, and they ultimately eloped and got married later that year. Her next contract was with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which helped her land roles in Du Barry Was a Lady, Best Foot Forward, and Without Love. In 1948 she played the famous role in “My Favorite Husband,” a radio comedy as the scatterbrain wife of a Midwestern banker and won a Kennedy Center Honors award. Two years later she was asked to be a CBS star and they began work on the most popular sitcom I Love Lucy, in which Desi was her husband.
She was the first woman to run a major television studio and to own her own studio called Desilu Productions. The studio produced favorites such as Mission: Impossible and Star Trek. In 1977 she won the Women in Film Crystal Award, one of the award’s first ever recipients. In 1979 she earned the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame four years later. She was also awarded the 1986 Kennedy Center Honors’ Lifetime Achievement Award and the 1989 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Throughout her long career, Lucille Ball was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning four of them. Lucille Ball passed away at the age of 77 due to an acute aortic aneurysm.
Lucille Ball will forever be remembered and enjoyed as we watch favorites like I Love Lucy. Support one of the Hollywood film industry’s very best with the purchase of one of our Lucille Ball autographed memorabilia. All of our signed collectibles are guaranteed to come with a certificate of authenticity and are unique and rare pieces that will add tremendous value to any collection. Cherish the first woman to open her own studio while these rare collectibles are still in stock.
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