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S: Lucille Ball By: Kate Kraus

FC: Lucille Ball By: Kate Kraus

1: Born: August 6th,1911 in James Town, NY Died: April 26th,1989 in Beverly Hills, CA at age 78 from a ruptured aorta Famous for: staring in "I Love Lucy" along with many other T.V. shows, being the first woman to own a film studio, and acting in over 70 different movies

2: Father: Henry Ball Mother: Desiree Ball Brother: Fred Ball | When Lucy was four, her father died. This caused the family to move in with Desiree's parents. Since Lucy's mother worked many jobs, she and her brother were raised by their grandparents. | At age 15 Lucy dropped out of high school and joined a drama school, but was sent home due to being too shy around others. Soon after that she became a model.

3: In 1940 Lucille met and fell in love with Desi Arnez. Later that year they were married. In 1951 had their first child, Lucie Arnez. And thier second in 1953, Desi Arnez Jr. | Sadly in 1960, Desi and Lucy divorced. A year later Lucy married Gary Morton, and lived with him the rest of her life.

4: Even though Lucy was sent home from drama school she was still determined to be an actress. And soon after drama school she became a model. | Determined | In 1927 Lucy was struck with a bad case of rheumatoid arthritis. But after 3 years Lucy was back on her feet again. | Finally in 1933, Lucy was cast in Roman Scandals, as one of the 12 Goldwyn Girls.

5: Lucille Ball acted in over 70 different movies and she has won multiple Emmy awards. | Talented | Lucy has worked as a model, comedian, and professional actress. | Had three of her own T.V. sitcoms, of the three, her first, 'I Love Lucy' was the most popular, and won over 200 awards.

6: Ambitious | Even after Lucy's first show ended (I Love Lucy), she continued acting in movies and other television shows. | She was the first woman to own her own film studio. | Even though Lucy had a hard childhood, she still kept going and never stopped until she reached her best.

7: Facts and Quotes | Lucille Ball was the first woman to own her own film studio | 'The secret to staying young is live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about you're age.' | In 1952 she won the Emmy for best comedian | 1971 she was the first woman to get the International Radio and Television Society award | 'I would rather regret the things i have done than the things i have not' | 'A Man who correctly guesses a womans age may be smart, but he is not very bright.'

8: Time Line | 1911: Lucille Ball was born | 1926: Attended drama school | 1927: Was struck with a bad case of rheumatoid arthritis | 1930: started modeling | 1933: Becomes a Goldwyn Girl and premiers in the movie 'Roman Scandals' | 1940: Meets Desi Arnez; they get married in November | 1942-43: Stars in Damon Runyon's 'The Big Street' | 1948: Debut of the radio show ' My Favorite Husband' where Lucy played the wife | 1951: 'I Love Lucy' show premiers and Lucie Arnez was born | 1953: Desi Arnez Jr. was born | 1957: 'I Love Lucy' ends after 179 episodes | 1960: Lucy and Desi divorce | 1961: Lucy married Gary Morton | 1962: Lucille buys Desilu from Desi. 'The Lucy Show' premiers

9: 1967: Sells Desilu Productions to Paramount | 1968: Premiers in the movie 'Yours , Mine, and Ours' | 1974: Heres Lucy show was canceled. | 1986: 'Life With Lucy' premiers and was canceled that same year | 1989: Lucille Ball dies at age 78

10: Poem | Lucille Born in James Town, NY Child of Desiree and Henry Ball Lived in James Town, NY and Beverly Hills, CA Overcame rheumatoid arthritis Worked as a model, actress and comedian Challenged by Personal traits were determination and being funny Always loved to laugh Never quite, even when thing got tough Best known as Lucy Ricardo

11: Dear Journal, I just got kicked out of drama school and I don't understand why. I know I wasn't the best in my class but I sure didn't deserve to leave. When I become famous they will be sorry they had me leave. They just don't know talent when they see it. On the bright side I am going to apply for a job as a model tomorrow. I really hope i get the job. Maybe it will help my acting career. Anyway I better be getting to bed. Love, Lucy

12: Dear Lucille Ball, Last summer I woke up to the sound of my sister laughing. I got up and found her watching an old black and white T.V, show. Which she told me was called 'I Love Lucy'. I went to sit and watch with her. From then on I have always loved the show and admired you as an actress. If I ever have the chance to be an actress I would want to have a great legacy like yours. You provided lots of laughs and joy to many people. I look up to you because you never quite even when things got tough. You are my favorite actress and I wish I would've had the chance to meet you.

13: Bibliography | http://www.biography.com/articles/Lucille-Ball-9196958?part=1 | http://lucilleball.com/ | http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000840/ | http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/lucille-ball/finding-lucy/477/ | http://www.lucy-desi.com/fan-central/lucille-ball/ | http://www.biography.com/articles/Lucille-Ball-9196958 | http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/lucille_ball.html

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