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January 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Lucille Ball was home and feeling fine today after undergoing minor throat surgery last week. Ball, 76, the red-headed star of slapstick television comedy in the 1950s and '60s, went home Friday after three days in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Wanda Clark, her secretary, said today. "She was in the hospital for some very minor surgery and she's just fine," Clark said. "She's going about her normal business. There's nothing to even recuperate from."
May 12, 1988 | From Associated Press
Comedienne Lucille Ball checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after she fell ill at her Beverly Hills home, a hospital spokesman said today. Ball, 76, was driven to the hospital on Wednesday by her husband, Gary Morton, and walked in to admit herself, said Cedars-Sinai spokesman Ron Wise. He said nothing had yet been diagnosed. "There does not seem to be any immediate urgency," Wise said.
May 7, 2012 | By David Ng
The musical "Once" and Stephen Karam's play "Sons of the Prophet" took the top honors at the Lucille Lortel Awards in New York on Sunday. The awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway productions and are presented by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers. " Once " received the award for best new musical. The production, which is adapted from the popular 2006 indie film of the same name, opened at the New York Theatre Workshop before transferring to Broadway this year.
July 10, 2011
The comedy queen will be regally remembered Aug. 3 to 7 during the Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy in Jamestown, N.Y. The festival coincides with the centennial of her birth there on Aug. 6, 1911. "She's the high-water mark in situation comedy," said Joan Rivers, who will be among the funny people performing during the celebration. Rivers, who worked with Ball on several of her later TV shows, believes Ball broke plenty of ground — and not just for females. "I think funny is funny," she said.
April 27, 1989 | Roxane Arnold, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Lucille Ball, the leggy showgirl, model and B-grade movie queen whose pumpkin hair and genius for comedy made her an icon of television, died early Wednesday, a week after undergoing emergency heart surgery. The co-creator and star of " I Love Lucy," a product of TV's Golden Age that continues via syndication to be viewed by millions around the world, was 77 and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of a ruptured abdominal aorta. Known simply as "Lucy" to four decades of smitten television fans, she had undergone surgery at Cedars-Sinai on April 18 to replace part of her aorta and aortic valve and had recovered from the 6 1/2-hour operation to a point where she was eating and even walking around her hospital room.
February 17, 2010 | By Nick Madigan
Lucille Clifton, a National Book Award-winning poet and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. She was 73. Clifton had been ill with an infection, her sister, Elaine Philip, told the Buffalo News. She had undergone surgery to remove her colon on Friday, but the exact cause of death remains undetermined. In 2001, Clifton won the National Book Award for "Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000."
Gary Morton, stand-up comedian and producer for the post-"I Love Lucy" television shows starring his late wife, Lucille Ball, has died. He was 74. Morton, who was married to the legendary red-haired comedian for nearly 28 years, died of lung cancer Tuesday in Palm Springs, Variety columnist and longtime friend Army Archerd reported Wednesday.
May 25, 2000
Lucille Ellis Simon, an art patron and collector who served on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and funded the museum's influential "Living With Art" program for children, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a long illness. She was 88. The first wife of industrialist and art collector Norton Simon, she grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of a candy and tobacco wholesaler.
July 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
President Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to the late comedian Lucille Ball and to four former public leaders today. The medal for meritorious contributions to the country was given posthumously to Ball and was presented personally to retired Gen. James H. Doolittle, former Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon, former Ambassador George F. Kennan and former Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me.).
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