Lucille Ball photographed for Five Came Back (1939)
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.”
Twenty year old Lucille Ball in 1931.
I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.
Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.
– Desi Arnaz
Lucille Ball and Joe Penner photographed by John Miehle, 1938