Love, Lucy by Lucille BallTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The one and only autobiography by the iconic Lucille Ball, hailed by TV Guide as the #1 Greatest TV Star of All Time.
Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans--a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the worlds best-loved performers. This is her story--in her own words.
The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together--both storybook and turbulent; intimate memories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton.
Here is the lost manuscript that her fans and loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Heres Lucy...
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; died ). Children, 2. Parent(s), Desi Arnaz · Lucille Ball. Relatives, Lucie Arnaz (sister) Fred Ball (maternal uncle) Desiderio Alberto Arnaz II ( paternal grandfather). Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (born January 19, ), known professionally as Desi Arnaz Jr., At age 12, Arnaz was a drummer with Dino, Desi, & Billy.
Their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, recently told Closer Weekly she witnessed their arguments when cameras stopped. And then there was the alcoholism. I had preferred those things had never been there. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during happier times. And the former couple moved on quickly. Ball remarried to standup comedian Gary Morton just a year later in The union lasted until her death in at age
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III March 2, December 2, , better known as Desi Arnaz , was a Cuban-born American actor, musician, and television producer widely noted for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom I Love Lucy , where he co-starred with his then wife, dramatic and comedic actress Lucille Ball Arnaz and Ball are generally credited as the innovators of the syndicated rerun , which they pioneered with the I Love Lucy series. Arnaz and Lucille Ball co-founded and ran the television production company called Desilu Productions , originally to market I Love Lucy to television networks. He was also renowned for leading his Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. His father was Santiago's youngest mayor and also served in the Cuban House of Representatives.
Desi Arnaz, an actor, musician and producer and an important figure in the history of television, died yesterday of cancer at his home in Del Mar, Calif. He was 69 years old. With Lucille Ball, to whom he was married from until , Mr. Arnaz created the situation comedy ''I Love Lucy. Arnaz and Miss Ball as Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, a Cuban band leader and his wacky, high-spirited wife, was produced from through and achieved unprecedented popularity. Monday nights all across America, people would gather in front of what was usually the first television set in the house and watch the continuing adventures of Lucy and Ricky and their good-natured landlords and best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz, portrayed by William Frawley and Vivian Vance. Lucy and Ethel were partners in comedic mischief; whenever Ricky became particularly exasperated, his broken English would degenerate into a torrent of Spanish epithets.
Their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, recently told Closer Weekly she witnessed their arguments when cameras stopped. And then there was the alcoholism. I had preferred those things had never been there.
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The date was March 29, The most famous comedienne in the history of show business was about to make her final TV appearance. The great Lucille Ball was appearing at the annual Academy Awards ceremony, along with the world's most popular comedian, Bob Hope an old friend of Lucille Ball. Hope had talked Lucy into making the joint appearance after many phone calls and much begging. Finally, Lucy had conceded, but she hated the very idea of it.
Early success led to him being offered a role in the Broadway musical Too Many Girls , and he later starred in the film version, where he met his future wife, Lucille Ball. In , Arnaz developed the hit television series I Love Lucy , which ran for six years. Born to a wealthy family, the Arnazes fled Cuba for Miami after a revolution in After working a number of odd jobs to help support the family, Desi got his first musician's gig as a guitarist for the Siboney Septet. It was such a hit, both locally and nationally, that Arnaz returned to New York to start his own band. He was offered a role in the Broadway musical Too Many Girls and later starred in Hollywood's film version.