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Ball, Lucille 1911-1989

Works: 1,681 works in 2,941 publications in 4 languages and 51,654 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Television comedies  Slapstick comedy television programs  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Television series  Film adaptations  Musical films  Biography  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Narrator, Costume designer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lucille Ball
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The Lucy show by Lucille Ball( Visual )

195 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy gets trapped: Lucy calls in sick and goes to a sale, only to get her picture published in the paper as the store's 10 millionth customer. Lucy the bean queen: Lucy tries to get money to buy new furniture with a double-your-money-back guarantee on a new line of baked beans. Lucy gets caught in the draft: Lucy finds it very hard to straighten out the mix-up when she receives a draft notice. Lucy and the monkey: Mr. Mooney has been working Lucy so hard that she can't think straight
Yours, mine & ours by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widowed Navy nurse, Helen North, the mother of eight children, marries handsome Navy officer, Frank Beardsley, who is the father of ten
The long, long trailer( Visual )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy and Desi play newlyweds who hit the honeymoon road with a 40-foot trailer in tow
I love Lucy( Visual )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilot & first season that introduced America to the redheaded housewife with show business aspirations, her long-suffering bandleader husband, and their friends the Mertzes (the prototypical sitcom wacky neighbors). Produced by Ball & Arnaz' company Desilu, the duo (along with co-creator Jess Oppenheimer) decided to shoot the show in Hollywood, on 35 mm film in front of a live studio audience, with three cameras to capture the action
I love Lucy( Visual )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains gems such as "Job switching" in which Lucy and Ethel do unforgettable battle with a chocolate factory conveyor belt; and "The operetta" in which Lucy's money problems bring down the curtain on her role as "Queen of the gypsies". This collection also includes the groundbreaking "pregnancy shows", including the touching moment at the Tropicana when Lucy breaks the news to Ricky that they are going to have a baby, and "Lucy goes to the hospital" the record-setting episode that garnered the highest ratings in 1953
Room service by William A Seiter( Visual )

24 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Room Service: A cash-strapped theatrical troup tries to find a backer and keep from being thrown out of their hotel. At the Circus: The brothers try to keep the cash-strapped circus running by finding a backer
Stage door by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

21 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around the lives of young women in a theatrical boarding house trying to "make it" on Broadway
Mame by Jerry Herman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit
Follow the Fleet by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on shore leave in San Francisco
I love Lucy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All 31 episodes from the third season of Lucy's hilarious adventures; the Ricardos adjust to being parents, but will Lucy's motherhood affect her show biz ambitions?
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film tribute to the great theatre producer Florenz Ziegfeld, with a big cast of MGM stars of the 1940's
I love Lucy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy & Ricky are still happy in New York, but when Ricky is offered a part in a Hollywood film, the Ricardos and the Mertzes head off to California via a cross-country automobile trip. The changes of locale offers new opportunities for Lucy to get in trouble, and a chance for movie stars to guest on the show once the Ricardos make it to Hollywood
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director."--Container
I love Lucy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Ricardos and Mertzs return from Hollywood, Ricky's band gets booked on a European tour and Fred goes along as the band's manager. Determined not to be left behind, Lucy and Ethel raise the money they need to travel with a charity scam. Europe isn't ready for the new American invasion. Includes all 26 episodes
I love Lucy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The redhead is up to some of her most hilarious shenanigans. Back home in New York, Ricky buys the nightclub, and renames it Club Babalu. The Ricardos and Mertzs take trips to Florida and Cuba, and then decide to move to rural Connecticut. We also meet Little Ricky, now a 5-year old drumming sensation, and a new set of Connecticut neighbors for the Ricardos. Includes all 27 episodes of the sixth and final season of the "I love Lucy" show
The dark corner by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and German and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective, already framed for murder once, is framed for the murder of his ex-partner, the man who framed him the first time
Fancy pants by Paramount Pictures Corporation( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zany red-head and her mother bring back a bogus butler to frontier New Mexico
I love Lucy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following its wildly successful six-season run, "I love Lucy" expanded to a one-hour format as "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz show" (later released as "The Lucy-Desi comedy hour"). These hilarious specials debuted with the 75-minute-long "Lucy takes a cruise to Havana" in which Lucy McGillicuddy--vacationing with her best friend Susie MacNamara--meets Ricky Ricardo for the first time. In a subsequent show, Lucy attempts to get chummy with new neighbor Tallulah Bankhead, with predictably wacky results. Then, when Little Ricky's dream of having a horse seems to be just that--a dream--Lucy finds a way to win one for him. From shenanigans in a men-only Geisha house in Tokyo to clowning with famed performer Red Skelton in Alaska and bullfighting in Mexico, Lucy and Desi's star-studded TV episodes continue the love, laughs and classically funny situations that make "I love Lucy" one of television's greatest comedy series
Du Barry was a lady by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their friendship is a perfect musical-comedy blendship, as Ball goes from NYC torch singer to the dream girl of Red Skelton's wacky, 18th century-France reverie
Lured by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.09 for Love, Lucy ... to 0.44 for Lucille Ba ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Stage door
Alternative Names
Arnaz, Lucille B. 1911-1989

Arnaz, Lucille Ball 1911-1989

Ball, Lucille Desiree

Ball, Lucille Desirée 1911-1989

Belmont, Diane

Belmont, Diane, 1911-1989

Belmont, Dianne Desiree 1911-1989

Bill, Lucille

Bol, Li︠u︡sil 1911-1989

Boll, Li︠u︡silʹ 1911-1989

Bōru, Rushiru 1911-1989

Bul, Lusil 1911-1989

First Lady of Television 1911-1989

Lucille Ball actrice américaine

Lucille Ball actriz estadounidense

Lucille Ball Amerikaans actrice

Lucille Ball amerykańska aktorka

Lucille Ball attrice statunitense

Lucille Ball US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Lucille Ballová americká herečka a producentka

Lucy 1911-1989

Lusil Bol

Lūsīla Bola

Morton, Lucille 1911-1989

Queen of the B Movies 1911-1989

Rushiru Bōru 1911-1989

Technicolor Tessie 1911-1989

Λουσίλ Μπολ

Бол, Люсил 1911-1989

Болл, Люсиль 1911-1989

Лусил Бол

Люсил Бол

Люсиль Болл

Люсіль Бол

Люсіль Болл

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בול, לוסיל 1911-1989

לוסיל בול שחקנית אמריקאית

لوسيل بال

لوسیل بال بازیگر، خواننده، و مدل آمریکایی

루실 볼

ボール, ルシル 1911-1989


ルシル・ボール 1911-1989



English (520)

German (3)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

The long, long trailerI love LucyStage doorMameZiegfeld folliesFancy pantsDu Barry was a lady