Knit Your Bit, Part II

Lucille Desiree Ball was born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York.

Interesting facts about Lucy:
1. She was a distant maternal cousin of Ginger Rogers.
2. She appeared on more TV guide covers than any other actor.
3. She was the first female television producer and the first female television studio head.

She is considered to be the top icon of American television.

What impresses me about Lucille is the number of careers she pursued. She worked in fashion modeling, dramatic theater, vaudeville, movies, radio, and television. She then moved into the studio and production side of television while still acting in Broadway and in movies.

She died in April 26, 1989 in Beverly Hills, CA.

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