9 Facts About Lucille Ball

1. In 2015, it was announced that Lucille Ball would be played by Cate Blanchett in an untitled biographical film, to be written by Aaron Sorkin.

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2. On February 8, 1960, Lucille Ball was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to motion pictures, and one at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for television.

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3. In 1940, Lucille Ball met Cuban-born bandleader Desi Arnaz while filming the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls.

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4. In May 1988, Lucille Ball was hospitalized after suffering a mild heart attack.

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5. In 1966, Lucille Ball became a friend and mentor to Carol Burnett.

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6. Along the way, Lucille Ball created a television dynasty and achieved several firsts.

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7. In 1948, Lucille Ball was cast as Liz Cooper, a wacky wife, in My Favorite Husband, an audio program for CBS Radio.

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8. In 1985, Lucille Ball took on a dramatic role in a television film, Stone Pillow.

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9. In 1962, Lucille Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu Productions, which produced many popular television series, including Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.

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