Happy birthday, Lucille Ball!

lballAlthough she’s best remembered for her outstanding comedic abilities, Lucille Désirée Ball acted in a wide variety of genre films, from dramas to westerns and even musicals, thus displaying a remarkably extensive set of skills.

She was born on August 6th of 1911, and passed away on April 26th of 1989. She studied in a dramatic school alongside Bette Davis, and even worked as a model before earning a role in the feature film Roman Scandals. Later on, she was signed under contract by RKO and participated in many movies, often playing small, secondary roles.

Her luck changed when she moved on to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where she received better and starring roles, and was soon invited to have her own show, the infamous I love Lucy, in which she played a whacky housewife striving for greatness alongside her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz.



Musical filmography:


Mame (1974)

Forever, Darling (1956)

Ziegfeld follies (1945)

Meet the people (1944)

Du Barry was a Lady (1943)

Best foot forward (1943)

Thousands cheer (1943)

Seven days’ leave (1942)

Dance, girl, dance (1940)

Too many girls (1940)

Joy of living (1938)

Follow the fleet (1936)

That girl from Paris (1936)

Top Hat (1935)

Roberta (1935)

I dream too much (1935)

Old man rhythm (1935)

Hooray for love (1935)

Kid millions (1934)

Bottoms up (1934)

Murder at the vanities (1934)

Broadway thru a keyhole (1933)

Roman scandals (1933)




V. Wonka




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