American actress, model, comedian, and executive producer Lucille Désirée Ball, also known as the queen of comedy, is remembered in her 109 birthday anniversary. She was born on the 6th of August 1911, Jamestown, New York, United States. Ball began her career in 1929 as a model then started working at broadway under the stage name Diane.
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She was in contact with the RKO radio pictures and acted in a small role through the movies from 1930 to 1940. Her elope with the Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz was a shake in her acting career. She re-entered into the television culture by the beginning of 1951. Along with her partner Arnaz she began a famil sitcom named I love Lucy, later these series become the most loved sitcom in history.
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During the same year, Diane gave birth to her first child, Lucy Arnaz. The famous couple divorced in 1960, and Ball remarried the comedian and actor Gary Morton in 1961.
Queen Of Hollywood Comedy To Business Woman
By the end of 1962, Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio Desilu Productions, the home for the multiple series in the comedy genre. Desilu Productions also produced the world-famous Mission impossible series and the star trek. She belongs to the folk of actors who are neer retire from the stage, Ball makes sure her presence significant until her death in 1989 due to abdominal aortic aneurysm.
She was nominated six times for the golden globe and won none but 13 times for the primetime Emmy awards and won four times. She also received two stars in the Hollywood walk of fame for her contributions in the motion picture industry.she was also among the first females to receive crystal award in 1977.
During an interview, she quoted “I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways”. Hollywood honors the memory of the famous female comedian by naming her the queen of the comedy.