Lucille Ball


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Lucie Arnaz on the legacy of her mother, Lucille Ball
Mary Tyler Moore on Lucille Ball giving her the greatest gift "she ever received in the business" while working on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Irma Kusely on the legacy of Lucille Ball
Editor Dann Cahn on cutting to maximize Lucille Ball's talent
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy
Tony Charmoli on memories of Lucille Ball
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on audiences' love for Lucille Ball
Bob Mackie on working with Lucille Ball
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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the last episode of The Lucy Show
Edie Adams on working with Lucille Ball later in life

Howard Anderson, Jr.

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Howard Anderson Jr. on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on Lucille Ball

Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on what Lucille Ball was like as a mother
Lucie Arnaz on how Lucille Ball got into show business
Lucie Arnaz on the divorce of her parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz on the Desilu Studios
Lucie Arnaz on the death of her mother, Lucille Ball
Lucie Arnaz on the legacy of her mother, Lucille Ball
Lucie Arnaz on producing the NBC special Lucy and Desi - A Home Movie

Beatrice Arthur

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Beatrice Arthur on her opinion that Lucille Ball should not have done "Mame"

George Balzer

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George Balzer on working on Here's Lucy with Lucille Ball

Ken Berry

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Ken Berry on meeting and working for Lucille Ball

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on various people he worked with early in his career
Bruce Bilson on directing Life with Lucy

Steve Binder

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Steve Binder on directing Lucy in London

Al Borden

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Al Borden on Lucille Ball appearing on Bob Hope's specials

Frances Buss Buch

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Frances Buss Buch on the games featured on CBS Television Quiz

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on appearing on The Lucy Show with Lucille Ball
Carol Burnett on what she learned about comedy from Lucille Ball

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on the beginnings of I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on editing I Love Lucy and screening it with Al Simon, Jess Oppenheimer and Lucille Ball
Film editor Dann Cahn on the Blacklist era and Lucille Ball facing accusations of being a communist
Editor Dann Cahn on cutting to maximize Lucille Ball's talent
Editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Editor Dann Cahn on trying to edit Lucille Ball's comedy
Editor Dann Cahn on Lucille Ball and on Desi Arnaz's funeral

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on memories of choreographing for Lucille Ball and Danny Kaye
Tony Charmoli on directing and choreographing the special Gypsy In My Soul for Lucille Ball
Tony Charmoli on memories of Lucille Ball

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on doing production design for The Carol Burnett Show (1991), and on working with Carol and Lucille Ball

Henry Colman

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Henry Colman on working as a CBS program executive on The Lucy Show

Alexander Courage

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Alexander Courage on Bill Hatch composing for the radio program My Favorite Husband, the radio precursor to I Love Lucy, and Bill becoming head of the music department at Desilu

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on meeting Lucille Ball when they were writers on her radio show
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on writing for Lucille Ball
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on audiences' love for Lucille Ball
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the breakup of Lucy and Desi's marriage
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on producing Life with Lucy
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis briefly on Lucille Ball's success

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on his landlords at Desilu studios

Dixon Dern

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Dixon Dern on Lucille Ball's being accused of being a Communist during the McCarthyism era and the "Hollywood Blacklist"
Dixon Dern on the legacy of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on opening his own commercial company

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on interviewing Lucille Ball
Mike Douglas on Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore

Barbara Eden

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Barbara Eden on her guest appearance on the I Love Lucy episode "Country Club Dance" (airdate: April 22, 1957)

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing in Happy Anniversary & Goodbye with Lucille Ball

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on his guest appearances on Lucy and working with Lucille Ball

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on Lucille Ball

Dorothy Fontana

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Dorothy Fontana on the status of Desilu Studios at the time Star Trek was being developed

Ron Friedman

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Ron Friedman on The Lucy Show special "Lucy in London" starring Lucille Ball

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on various people she's worked with in her career: Lucille Ball

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on working with Mickey Rooney and Lucille Ball on the Danny Kaye Special

David Gerber

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David Gerber on facilitating Lucille Ball's return to television and representing Desilu Studios for Ball and Desi Arnaz

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on his family's friendship with Lucille Ball 

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on "Little Ricky's" dog on I Love Lucy, and on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on Lucille Ball's role in the writing and production of The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy, and on shooting the shows
Seaman Jacobs on his Here's Lucy writing partner Fred Fox, and on writing physical comedy for Lucille Ball
Seaman Jacobs on Lucille Ball

Robert Justman

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Associate producer Robert Justman on one of Lucille Ball's favorite pilots
Associate producer Robert Justman on Lucille Ball

Lynwood King

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Lynwood King on his schedule directing Today, and on some of the most memorable guests during his tenure including Dick Van Dyke, Lucille Ball, Dirk Bogarde, Harpo Marx, and Arlene Francis

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on Lucille Ball (with whom he worked on Here's Lucy)

Harvey Korman

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Harvey Korman on working on The Lucy Show

Irma Kusely

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Irma Kusely on her career turning to television, meeting Lucille Ball, and her friendships with Ball and Katherine Hepburn
Irma Kusely on going to work for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at Desilu 
Irma Kusely on working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy
Irma Kusely on doing Lucille Ball's hair for I Love Lucy
Irma Kusely on coloring Lucille Ball's hair for I Love Lucy
Irma Kusely on Lucille Ball's changing hairstyle on I Love Lucy
Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour  and her friendship with Lucille Ball
Irma Kusely on working on The Lucy Show  with Lucille Ball
Irma Kusely on Lucille Ball switching exclusively to wigs on The Lucy Show
Irma Kusely on doing hair for Lucille Ball's final show, Life With Lucy
Irma Kusely on the legacy of Lucille Ball

Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne on appearing on Here's Lucy with Lucille Ball
Jack LaLanne on a photo with Lucille Ball

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on Lucille Ball

A.C. Lyles

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A.C. Lyles on Lucille Ball

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on working with Lucille Ball

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on doing choreography for television, and on working for Lucille Ball
Anita Mann on working as assistant choreographer on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy with Lucille Ball

Peter Marshall

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Peter Marshall on acting on The Lucy Show

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on the origin of The Lucy Show episode, "Lucy and the Good Skate" (airdate: September 21, 1964) and Lucille Ball's accident while rehearsing it
Garry Marshall on working as a writer for Lucille Ball (on The Lucy Show )

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on performing as "Harry Connors" on The Lucy Show
Dick Martin on being in the cast for the first 13 weeks on The Lucy Show

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on Lucille Ball appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on guest-starring on an episode of Here's Lucy

Ricardo Montalban

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Ricardo Montalban on guest starring (as Prince Phillip Gregory Hennepin Of Montalbania) on Here's Luc y in the episode "Lucy and Her Prince Charming" (airdate: November 27, 1972)

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on Lucille Ball giving her the greatest gift "she ever received in the business" while working on The Dick Van Dyke Show

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on guest-starring on The Lucy Show with Lucille Ball

Bill Mumy

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Bill Mumy on working with Lucille Ball on Desilu Playhouse

Anne Nelson

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Anne Nelson on radio's "My Favorite Husband," starring Lucille Ball, and on the creation of I Love Lucy

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on Lucille Ball saying hello to him in the commissary during the run of Star Trek (which was being produced by her studio Desilu)

Hugh O'Brian

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Hugh O'Brian on Lucille Ball
Hugh O'Brian on Lucille Ball lending him her dressing room

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on working with Lucille Ball during his career, including The Lucy Show

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on acting on I Love Lucy

Ted Rich

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Ted Rich on working for Desilu with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and on how early television sponsorship worked

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on guest-starring on The Lucy Show

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on how he was hired onto I Love Lucy by Jack Aldworth because of his father's past working relationship with Lucille Ball
Jay Sandrich on working as a first assistant director on the set of I Love Lucy during the tumultous period when Lucille Bal and Desi Arnaz were fighting off-screen
Jay Sandrich on witnessing the marital problems between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, but their ability to work together, and how Desi was the one who had the business sense
Jay Sandrich on being amazed at the technicality of Lucille Ball's comedic approach, and watching her ask Red Skelton to teach her pantomime
Jay Sandrich on being amazed watching the comedic talents of Lucille Ball on the set of I Love Lucy
Jay Sandrich on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist and why Lucille Ball who was accused of being a Communist 

William Schallert

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William Schallert on working with Lucille Ball on The Lucy Show

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on meeting and working with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their I Love Lucy scripts and Lucille Ball's performances
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy and how she showed appreciation for the show's writers
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing Lucille Ball's physical comedy into the scripts of I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's personal lives affected production on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance's relationship
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's legacy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture with Lucille Ball
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball and Milton Berle with Bob Schiller

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on working with Lucille Ball on the feature film Yours, Mine and Ours

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on her working relationship with Lucille Ball when December Bride transitioned to television
Doris Singleton on working on Lucille Ball's radio show, My Favorite Husband and on I Love Lucy, its television successor
Doris Singleton on working with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
Doris Singleton on working with Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy
Doris Singleton on the popularity of I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball and Lucille Ball

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on a photo with Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Milton Berle 

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on working with Lucille Ball and the history of Desilu Studios
Herbert F. Solow on working with Lucille Ball
Herbert F. Solow on Lucille Ball's response to Herbert F. Solow's successful new shows

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on producing Life With Lucy with Lucille Ball
Aaron Spelling on his regrets about producing Life With Lucy

John Strauss

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John Strauss on his personal and working relationships with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
John Strauss on Lucille Ball as a "tough broad" and a thoughtful friend

George Sunga

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George Sunga on working as Production Manager on various variety specials
George Sunga on Lucille Ball hosting Three's Company's 100th episode retrospective

Keith Thibodeaux

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Keith Thibodeaux on auditioning for I Love Lucy; on his role of "Little Ricky"; on his professional name "Richard Keith"; on learning how to act; on working with Lucille Ball
Actor Keith Thibodeaux on the last episode of I Love Lucy; on the legacy of the series; on the fans of the show; on seeing Lucille Ball for the last time

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on the advice she received from Lucille Ball regarding being a producer

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on briefly meeing his idol Lucille Ball

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume design for The Academy Awards

Clint Walker

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Clint Walker on working with Lucille Ball

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on meeting and working with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their I Love Lucy scripts and Lucille Ball's performances
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy and how she showed appreciation for the show's writers
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing Lucille Ball's physical comedy into the scripts of I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's personal lives affected production on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance's relationship
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's legacy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture with Lucille Ball
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball and Milton Berle with Bob Schiller

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