Lucille Ball - August 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to the incomparable Lucille Ball! Born on this date in 1911, Ball became a force in Hollywood as she helmed “I Love Lucy,” one of the funniest and most successful sitcoms of all time. She was an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner, the first woman to own a studio (Desilu Productions), and will forever be known as the Queen of Comedy.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

A 15-year-old Lucy attended the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts in New York City. Who was one of her terrifying classmates?

a)   Veronica Lake

b)   Tallulah Bankhead

c)    Joan Crawford

d)   Bette Davis

Answer below!

TODAY’S CLIP

Lucy shows off her brilliant comedic genius as she does a commercial for Vitameatavegamin and gets drunk before our very eyes.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.

~Lucille Ball

 

PIC OF THE DAY

A photo of Lucille Ball can be found in our car room. Will you be able to spot it?

A photo of Lucille Ball can be found in our car room. Will you be able to spot it?

TRIVIA ANSWER

d) Bette Davis