Lucille Ball, the beloved comedienne, Lucy from “I love Lucy”, is celebrated today.
Hallmark Channel dedicated its entire weekend in order to celebrate Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. Almost one hundred (actually 96) episodes of “I Love Lucy” are broadcasted during this weekend. The show begins on Saturday, and ends on Monday.
On Thursday, August 4, the Hollywood Museum, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment honored Lucille Ball, America’s Queen of Comedy.
The reception began with a special guest appearance Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, singer and actress.
A new exhibition was opened at the Hollywood Museum, “Lucille Ball at 100 & ‘I Love Lucy’ at 60,” from August, 3 to November 30.
Also, some days ago, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment released the DVD’s collection “The Best of I Love Lucy“.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare”]Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was born in Jamestown, New York . In 1929 she started to work as a model, then she began her acting career on Broadway with the stage name Dianne Belmont.
Lucy played in Roman Scandals, Three Stooges (Three Little Pigskins), Room Service, Roberta,Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, the hit film Stage Door co-starring Katharine Hepburn, Hey Diddle Diddle,Too Many Girls,The Big Street, My Favorite Husband (CBS Radio), and acted in a several B-movies.
In 1951, Lucille Ball began to play in the television series “I Love Lucy“.
Her then-husband, Desi Arnaz, was acting along with her as Ricky Ricardo. Vivian Vance was Ethel Mertz and William Frawley was Fred Mertz, the Ricardos’ friends. The show ended in 1957 after 180 episodes.
“I love Lucy” was produced by Desilu, a company founded by Lucille Ball together with Desi Arnaz in 1950 .
“I love Lucy” was the first enormous sitcom hit. It gathered an amazing 67 percent audience share. “I love Lucy” was also the first to be shot with three cameras and among the first recorded on tape in order to be reran.