Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 06, 1911
Date of Passing: April 26, 1989
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York

Lucille Ball was an American actress, comedienne, model, film-studio executive, and producer. She was best known as the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy.

In 1962, Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu Productions, which produced many popular television series, including Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.

Ball did not back away from acting completely, appearing in film and television roles for the rest of her career.

Lucille Ball was an American actress, comedienne, model, film-studio executive, and producer. She was best known as the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy.

In 1962, Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu Productions, which produced many popular television series, including Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.

Ball did not back away from acting completely, appearing in film and television roles for the rest of her career.

Ball was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning four times.

In 1979, Ball was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986, and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989.

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Awards & Nominations

13 Nominations | 4 Emmys | 2 Honors

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Emmy Winners 1954
Classic Emmys—Harry Ackerman, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance
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Emmy Winners 1954
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Winner for Best Comedy Show for I Love Lucy, (fourth from left) CBS Program Chief Harry Ackerman, actress Vivian Vance with her award for Best Supporting Actress, Dr. Frank Baxter with two LA Area Emmy Awards for Shakespeare on TV, actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with their awards, and Mike Stokey with his award for the L.A. Area Show Juke Box Jury, at the Hollywood Palladium on February 21, 1954.

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Classic Emmys—Harry Ackerman, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance
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