April 21, 1989 |
At Eastman Kodak's Second Century Award luncheon coming up Monday in Beverly Hills, Lucille Ball was scheduled to be honored for her "extraordinary support" in developing young talent. But with Ball hospitalized after undergoing emergency heart surgery this week, the luncheon will be turned into a huge get-well bouquet. Many of the 300 guests--friends and industry leaders--on hand will videotape personal get well wishes to send to her. She'll also receive a complete tape of the luncheon where her daughter, Lucie Arnaz, will accept the award on her behalf.
June 29, 2012 |
Doris Singleton, an actress on "I Love Lucy" who played one of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo's neighbors and called her character "Lucy's nemesis," has died. She was 92. Singleton died Tuesday in Los Angeles from complications of cancer, according to her nephew Henry Isaacs. Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz , posted on Facebook that Singleton died the same day that writer-director Nora Ephron passed away, according to the Associated Press.
February 13, 1993 |
Television sends a Valentine to viewers this weekend, with romantic specials and movies scheduled. Ricky loved Lucy on TV, and at home, Desi loved Lucy, too. Hosted by Lucie Arnaz, NBC's "Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie," features a look through home movies at the couple's personal memorabilia and interviews with family and friends Sunday at 9 p.m. (4)(36)(39). Also, PBS presents "Nelson & Jeanette: America's Singing Sweethearts," Sunday at 1 p.m. on KCET Channel 28, and at 4 p.m.
April 30, 1990 |
Lucie Arnaz says her mother, Lucille Ball, kept her television on almost all the time but preferred game shows to situation comedies. "I don't think she liked sitcoms very much in general after a while," Arnaz said in the May 7 issue of People magazine. "But she did like to watch 'Wheel of Fortune.' Every night. Whenever we were eating dinner, it was always on. I guess that's a sitcom in itself." Miss Ball died in April, 1989.
May 1, 1989 |
Lucille Ball's husband, Gary Morton, said today he and his late wife's two children bade a solemn, informal farewell to television's first lady of comedy at a private memorial over the weekend. "There were just the three of us," Morton said. "That's what Lucy asked us to do. You couldn't really call it a service. There was no clergyman present." Morton and Ball, who had two children by her previous marriage to Desi Arnaz, were married in 1961. The children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., joined Morton "to say goodby," Morton said.
February 4, 1991 |
Lucie Arnaz criticized as distorted a forthcoming CBS movie about her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, that includes scenes of her father's reputed infidelity. "Lucy & Desi: Before The Laughter," scheduled to air Sunday also focuses on the couple's career conflicts. "This is not their lives," Arnaz, 39, says in the Feb. 9 issue of TV Guide. "This is as much a cartoon of their lives as any unauthorized fiction."