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Lucille Ball

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bridget giere

on 26 February 2013

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By: Bridget Giere Childhood & Early years Childhood & Early years Childhood & Early years Hardships & struggles Hardships & Struggles When she was 18 she was modeling in New York for Miss Hattie Carnegie. One day when she was modeling she said that it felt like her legs were on fire and it turned out to be that she had Rheumatoid Arthritis in both legs. they used an experimental drug to help heal her. When she was 3 her father got ill with Typhoid Fever and died later that year. Then her brother was born the next year. Her mother remarried Ed Peterson and she was sent to live with her stepfathers parents. She was very lonely and lived there for 4 years. She inspired female television performers to maintain creative and financial control of their work such as Oprah Winfrey and Mary Tyler Moore. Having a cheating Husband. In 1989 she had heart surgery because she had a torn aorta and a damaged heart valve. Lucille Ball Childhood & Early years Childhood & Early years Lucille Desiree Ball was born on Sunday,August 6, 1911 in Jamestown New York. Parents: Desiree and Henry Ball Siblings: Brother named Freddy was 4 years younger. (Her Maternal, Mothers side)Grandparents: Fredrick & Flora Belle Hunt Aunt: Lola Hunt Cousin: Cleo Stepfather: Ed Peterson When she was a teenager she had to take care of her brother most of the time because her mother was working. She also had a job selling hotdogs and hamburgers at the local amusement park. At the age of 15 she dropped out of high school and moved to New York to go to the John Murray Anderson Robert Milton Drama School. she was then kicked out of drama school and went back to high school. Achievements/Accomplishments Achievements/Accomplishments Achievements/Accomplishments Achievements/Accomplishments Achievements/Accomplishments Hardships & Struggles Hardships & Struggles Hardships & Struggles Quote: "I've become a woman with a capacity for happiness again." - Lucille Ball (Pg. 358) Quote: It was not "Love at first sight," Lucille Protested. "It took five minutes." - Lucille Ball (Pg.183) Author: Deann Herringshaw Source Slide: Title: Lucille Ball Actress and Comedienne Publisher: ABDO City: Edina, Minnesota Date: 2012 Source Slide: Author: Lucille Ball Title: Love,Lucy Publisher: Thorndike Press City: Chivers Press, England Date: 1996 Source Slide: Author: Stefan Kanfer Title: Ball of Fire Publisher: Alfred A Knopf City: New York Date: 2003 Source Slide: Author: Adam Woog Title: The Importance of Lucille Ball Publisher: Lucent Books Inc. City: San Diego, California Date: 2002 They were the first actual married couple to star together in their own Television Show.
She was the First woman to give birth on T.V. Her most watched episode of the " I Love Lucy " show was when her 2nd child Little Ricky was born on January 19, 1953 44 million people watched. In 1950 they established the Desilu Production company.
She won an Emmy for the"I Love Lucy Show".
She also got the Kennedy Center Award which is the most prestigious award given to U.S. entertainers. In 1984 she was the first woman elected in the Television hall of fame.

Her perfect Comic timing has no equal. She is a Role Model for all female comedians. Despite Poverty, Insecurity, and early abandonment by her parents Lucille Ball succeeded as a model an actress on screen and on stage and became the first lady of comedy. Thesis Statement: Through hard work and persistence Lucille Ball achieved her goal of being a Successful Comedian,Actress and Business woman. When her father died. Being seperated from her mother. Getting kicked out of drama school. Having a husband that's an alcoholic. Rheumatoid Arthritis Her son dealt with alcohol and drug addiction his whole life. She was accused of being a communist but was cleared and could have ruined her whole career. She had three miscarriages before her first child was born. In 1986 The show Life With Lucy was canceled after eight episodes. She had a stroke in 1988 and was partially paralyzed in her right side. On April 26,1989 Lucille Desiree Ball died from her heart surgery.
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