This Day In History: Lucille Ball Died


It was 30 years ago today that the Queen of Comedy, Lucille Ball, died. Her work continues to endure and entertain various generations throughout the world because everyone loved Lucy! 🎭📺😆❤️😂

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Born On This Day: Carol Burnett

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite comediennes, actress Carol Burnett.

And today marks the 27th anniversary of the death of comedy legend Lucille Ball, who was a mentor and good friend to Burnett. In fact, every year, Ball would send flowers to Burnett on her birthday. Ball died the morning of April 26th and the flowers she sent to Burnett arrived the afternoon of her death.

Born on This Day: Lucille Ball

Born on Aug. 6, 1911, Lucille Désirée Ball was born in Jamestown, New York, and made her mark in films in the 1930’s and 1940’s. A decade later, she became a television star. In 1951, she and her then-husband, Desi Arnaz, created the comedy series I Love Lucy, which became one of the most popular and much loved programs in TV history.

Ball was nominated numerous times for an Emmy Award and won four times. In May 1960, she and Arnaz divorced. In 1962, she became the first woman to run a major television studio, aptly called Desilu.

Sadly, Ball died on Apr. 26, 1989 at age 77 of an abdominal aortic dissection.