Legends never die at least never in the memories of people. And Lucille Ball is one such legendary actress, comedian, a producer who will be remembered forever among people who have seen her work in the past. An actress of the highest stature Ball is famous for the sitcom I love Lucy, and there were many like The Lucy Show, Life with Lucy etc.
However people who are a fan of Lucille Ball and have seen her works hardly knows anything in details about this legend, and so here we will take you through a short journey of the life, career, awards and net worth of Lucille Ball till her death.
Early Life & Biography
Lucille Ball was born in the year 1911 on 6th of August at Jamestown, New York to a most graceful couple Henry Durrell Ball and Desiree. Ball had a brother Fred, and the children had a difficult life in the initial years of their childhood. They had no money to fund their education and even to survive. After Ball’s father died her mother got involved with another person, and Lucille was left alone with nothing to look forward. After all hardship, Lucille managed to get enrolled in a dramatic art program, at John Murray Anderson School.
In the year 1940, Lucille met Desi Arnaz at a film set. The two fell in love after a few meets and then got married. But things turned extremely harsh when the couple decided to file a divorce and around 1944 they ended their marriage. The actress remained single for a long time before Gray Morton came in her life. Gary uses to be a producer in Ball’s production company. This man was Ball’s last husband before she left for heavenly abode. But yes apart from these men Lucille was linked, various other people. The actress has two children known as Lucie Amaz who is now a singer and Desi Amaz junior an actor by profession.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Lucille started her career in modelling and became a model for the designer Hattie Carnegie. She got a chance to work in several top brands like Chesterfield Cigarettes to name few. In 1930 she moved to Hollywood to seek opportunities in movies. There she was offered a role in a famous play ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’.
The play became a hit, and Hall became a known face among producers and directors. The television show ‘I love Lucy’ went on air in 1951 and went on to become the No 1 sitcom in America, after six years of running continuously. Lucille was the producer of the show along with his then-husband Arnaz, and both were a part of the Desilu production company.
After the show went off the air, she produced other works like Make Room for Daddy, The Untouchables etc. With Desilu production, Lucille was the first ever woman to run a production company, but after her separation, she sold Desilu. Well, then also it never stopped for Lucille Ball, opportunities knocked her with ‘The Lucy Show’, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy.
Lucille Ball over the years was a recipient of many awards. She was honoured with two stars on Hollywood Walk of fame, Presidential Medal of Freedom and like there were many. She was indeed one of the most esteemed celebrities in America.
Net Worth & Earnings
Being an actress and producer of the 19th century may not earn like the contemporaries, but her popularity and immense talent on specific things have made her one of the most affluent women at that time. Her net worth at the time of death was $40 million.
A legend always remains a legend through her work, and Lucille’s creation is something that even the contemporaries can enjoy. One of the most popular actresses and comedian too who made her life a story of inspiration for many. Still, now people talk about Lucille Ball, her creations that will forever be like magic on screen.