Lucille Ball Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Boyfriends, Family

Lucille Ball Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Boyfriends, Family
Lucille Ball Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth August 6, 1911
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death April 26, 1989

Lucille Ball was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, model, studio executive, and producer whose achievements include getting nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards (winning 5 times) and being the recipient of several accolades like the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Born Name

Lucille Désirée Ball

Nick Names

Technicolor Tessie, Queen of the B movies, The First Lady of Television, Lucy, The Queen of Comedy, Diane Belmont

Lucille Ball in 1955
Lucille Ball in 1955 (CBS Television / Flickr / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on August 6, 1911.

Died

On April 26, 1989, she died at the age of 77 due to a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York, United States

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Jamestown, New York, United States

Residence

She resided in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Lucille Ball attended John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts in New York City. During her time there, her instructors directly stated to her that she would not be successful in the entertainment business and Lucille later stated that “All I learned in drama school was how to be frightened.”

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She also took piano lessons at Chautauqua Institution.

Occupation

Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Singer, Model, Studio Executive, Producer

Family

  • Father – Henry Durrell “Had” Ball (1887-1915) (Lineman for Bell Telephone)
  • Mother – Désirée Evelyn “DeDe” Ball (née Hunt)
  • Siblings – Frederick Henry Ball (Younger Brother) (Movie Studio Executive, Talent Manager)
  • Others – Jasper Clinton Ball (Paternal Grandfather), Nellie Rebecca Durrell (Paternal Grandmother), Frederick Charles “Fred” Hunt (Maternal Grandfather), Flora Belle Orcutt (Maternal Grandmother), Zo Ball (Sister-In-Law), Edward Peterson (Stepfather)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth was $60 Million at the time of her death.

Build

Slim

Lucille Ball and John Wayne from the television program 'I Love Lucy' in 1955
Lucille Ball and John Wayne from the television program ‘I Love Lucy’ in 1955 (CBS Television/Bureau of Industrial Service / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Lucille Ball had dated –

  1. Peter Lawford – RUMOR
  2. John Emery – RUMOR
  3. Franchot Tone – RUMOR
  4. Paul Douglas – RUMOR
  5. William Holden – RUMOR
  6. Pat DiCicco – RUMOR
  7. Orson Welles – RUMOR
  8. George Raft – RUMOR
  9. Eddie Fisher – RUMOR
  10. Cesar Romero – RUMOR
  11. Lee Bowman – RUMOR
  12. Bernard Newman
  13. Robert Mitchum – RUMOR
  14. Broderick Crawford
  15. Mack Gray
  16. Brian Donlevy – RUMOR
  17. Pandro S. Berman – RUMOR
  18. William Cagney – RUMOR
  19. Oscar Levant – RUMOR
  20. George Sanders – RUMOR
  21. Alexander Hall
  22. Milton Berle – RUMOR
  23. Johnny DeVita – In 1925, she started dating Johnny DeVita, a 21-year-old local hoodlum, when she was just 14 years old.
  24. Gene Markey (1938) – She had an affair with director Gene Markey in 1938.
  25. Ralph Forbes (1938) – RUMOR
  26. Desi Arnaz (1940-1960)​ – She fell in love with Cuban-born bandleader and actor Desi Arnaz in 1940, after they met while filming the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls. They eloped the same year and were blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Lucie Désirée Arnaz (b. July 17, 1951) and a son named Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (professionally known as Desi Arnaz Jr.) (b. January 19, 1953). Lucille later claimed that their married life was “a nightmare” and nothing at all as it appeared on I Love Lucy. The couple divorced in 1960 but remained friends until Desi’s death in 1986.
  27. Gary Morton (1961-1989) – She married Gary Morton, a Borscht Belt comic who was 13 years her junior, in 1961 and they remained together until her death in 1989.
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Race / Ethnicity

White

Lucille Ball was of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent.

Hair Color

Red

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Her trademark ‘spider face’ when something went wrong for her, accompanied by a “eugh” sound
  • The talent of physical comedy

Brand Endorsements

She had done endorsement work for –

  • Woodbury Facial Powder (1940s) (Magazine Advertisements)
  • Philip Morris Cigarettes (TV Commercial) (1950s) (w/Desi Arnaz)

Religion

Her family belonged to the Baptist church.

Lucille Ball as seen in her last public appearance at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, 4 weeks before her death
Lucille Ball as seen in her last public appearance at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, 4 weeks before her death (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Lucille Ball Facts

  1. She was only 3 years old when her father died of typhoid fever at age 27.
  2. She was friends with Barbara Pepper, Gale Gordon, Ginger Rogers, Ann Sothern, Judy Garland, Paula Stewart, and Carol Burnett.
  3. After her death, Lucille Ball’s body was cremated and the ashes were initially interred in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. Her remains were moved to the Hunt family plot at Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, New York in 2002.

Featured Image by CBS Television / Flickr / Public Domain

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