Lucille Ball in Two Smart People (1946).
It’s a love match on the show. I don’t care what anybody else says.. you cannot fake that, inherently, on the air.
Martin Leeds, Desilu executive
Lucille Désirée Ball
(August 6, 1911-
April 26, 1989Forever)
” I’m happy that I have brought laughter, because I have been shown by many the value of it, in so many lives and in so many ways.”
Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911—April 26, 1989)
I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.
On this day twenty-four years ago, the world lost the greatest comedienne of all time. Her name was Lucille Ball. Who would’ve known that the Queen of Comedy had stage fright when she first started off as an actress? The fact that Lucy overcame that fear to become the icon she is makes me respect her even more, if that’s possible. Personally, I don’t remember a time before I knew that unforgettable face with those thousands of incredible expressions. Though she suffered heartbreak and hardship, she managed to not only survive but rise above it all with grace and poise. No matter what was happening in her life, Lucy always had a smile on her face and could make everyone smile simply by being there, by being herself. Lucy was truly a special lady. She truly made the world a better place, and she will never be forgotten. We love you, Lucy! Rest in peace.
Rest in peace, Lucille Désirée Ball
AUGUST 6, 1911 - APRIL 26, 1989
“It may be that during business hours God and the angels sit around watching six-hour documentaries, but in the back family room they’re watching I Love Lucy. I believe there is laughter in heaven because Lucille Ball is there.”
“She is one of the few individuals in history to be on a solely first name basis with the world: Marilyn, Elvis, Lucy. She was a national treasure. She remains a world icon, recognizable from Tallahassee to Timbuktu from Paduach to Peru. No other performer in any medium of either sex has inspired the devotion and generated the international love and appreciation that she has. Said one admirer: “Lucy…is a common denominator for nations, continents, and hemispheres, doing in entertainment what others have not accomplished in professional diplomacy.”
-“Women Pioneers in Television”
... for making us smile and laugh through the tears.
August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989