Lucille Ball

Life

Lucille Ball

August 6 1911 - March 26 1989

Birth

August 6, 1911

5:00 PM; Jamestown, NY

Death

April 26, 1989

5:47 AM; Los Angeles, CA

Family

Father Dies

February 28, 1915

Fred Born

July 17 1915

Desi Born

March 2, 1917

Mother to Detroit; Lucy to Stepfather's Parents

September 1918 - October 1919

Mother Remarries

17 September 1918

Family Reunited in One Home

February 1 1920

Celeron, New York

Grandmother Hunt Dies

July 1 1922

Falls in Love with Johnny Davita

June 1925

Neighborhood Boy Shot With Fred's New Gun

July 4 1927

Led to reckless endangerment charges; Grandpa Hunt under house arrest; loss of house to pay bills; family breaks up

Grandpa Fred Convicted of Negligence

May 1928

Under house arrest

Family Home Sold; Family Breaks Up

September 1928

Aunt Lola Dies

August 1930

Rheumatoid Arthritis; Back to Jamestown

December 1930 - June 1931

Moves Family to Hollywood

April 1934

Registered to vote with Communist Party

19 Mar 1936 - 20 Mar 1936

Meets Desi

June 1 1940

Marriage: Desi Arnaz

November 30 1940

Desilu Ranch; First Home in Chatsworth

March 1941

First Miscarriage

January 1942

Desi Drafted

May 1943

Grandpa Fred Dies

January 1944

Divorce Filed

September 7 1944

Cohabitation Nullifies Divorce

October 15 1944

Lucy and Desi's Second Marriage Ceremony

19 Jun 1949

Second Pregnancy; Miscarriage

December 1949

Doctors find improperly closed Fallopian tube from earlier miscarriage

Third Pregnancy

June 18 1950

Third Miscarriage

July 27 1950

Fourth Pregnancy

November 27 1950

Lucie Born

July 17, 1951

Fifth Pregnancy

June 18 1952

Desi Jr. Born

January 19, 1953

Desilu Ranchito Sold

Dec 1954

European Vacation

May 1959

Last attempt to save marriage

Filed For Divorce

March 3, 1960

Date approximate

Arnaz Divorce

May 4, 1960

"I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life." - Lucille Ball, 1971

Marriage to Gary Morton

November 19 1961

Desi Remarries

March 2 1963

Mother Dies

July 20, 1977

Vivian Vance dies

August 17 1979

Desi Dies

December 2, 1986

Lucy Suffers Stroke

May 10 1988

Academy Awards Appearance

March 29 1989

HUAC

HUAC Testimony

September 4, 1953

HUAC Inquiry Publicized

September 6 1953

Career - Acting

Enrolled in New York Acting School

June 1, 1926 - August 31, 1926

Back to New York; Showgirl and Model Work

May 1928

Modeling for Hattie Carnegie

November 1928

Modeling Career on Hold; Return to Jamestown

February 1929

Within the Law (Play)

June 1930

Return to New York to Resume Modeling and Pursue Acting

January 1931

Back to New York

June 1931

Move to Hollywood; Roman Scandals (Film)

July 1933

Signed with MGM; Musicals; Red Hair

August 1942

Theater; Dream Girl

June 10 1947 - December 10 1947

Radio; My Favorite Husband

June 1 1948 - March 31 1951

Spider Voice

Jun 1949

First Television Appearance

December 8 1949

Vaudeville Routine

June 2 1950 - July 15 1950

Pilot: I Love Lucy

March 2 1951

Agreement to Film; Locate in Hollywood

May 15 1951

I Love Lucy

October 15, 1951 - May 6, 1957

I Love Lucy #1

February 1 1952

Emmy #1

February 5, 1953

Emmy #2

February 11 1954

First I Love Lucy Reruns

March 1 1954

Movie: Forever Darling Bombs

March 1955

Effectively ended efforts for movie vehicles for Lucy and Desi as a couple

Emmy #3

March 17 1956

Lucille did not attend the ceremony due to a dispute over Emmy nominating rules.

Oppenheimer Leaves I Love Lucy

May 1956

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show

Nov 6 1957 - March 2 1960

Desilu Workshop

January 1959

Last I Love Lucy Cast Broadcast

April 1 1960

Wildcat

October 29, 1960 - May 24 1961

Lucy ventures onto the Stage; effort exhausts her

Lucy Show

1962 - 1968

CBS Puts I Love Lucy in Syndication

March 29 1967

Emmy #4

June 4 1967

Here's Lucy

1968 - 1974

Breaks Leg Skiing

January 28 1972

Effectively prevents physical comedy for the rest of Lucy's life.

Mame

March 27 1974

Last theatrical release; movie bombed, discouraged Lucy from ever making another theatrical movie

Stone Pillow

November 5 1985

Final film (made-for-TV) of Lucille's career; triggered final health decline

Life With Lucy

September 20 1986 - November 15 1986

Last television series for Lucille Ball; Poorly received, it was a ratings and critical failure

Kennedy Center Honors

December 6 1986

Career - Studio

Desilu Formed

January 1950

Our Miss Brooks Pilot

February 11, 1951

Desilu Playhouse Opens

August 27 1951

Lucy Chooses to Expand

December 1954

This decision, taken in favor of slowing down, perhaps led to the Arnaz divorce.

Philip Morris Cancels Sponsorship

March 8 1955

I Love Lucy Sold to CBS

October 1 1956

Desilu Buys RKO Studios

11 Dec 1957

Biggest studio decision of Desi and Lucy's career up to this point.

Desilu Playhouse

October 6 1958 - June 10 1960

Genesis series for The Untouchables and Twilight Zone

Lucy Becomes Head of Desilu

November 9 1962

First female head of a television studio; Desi forced/bought out after 12 years

Desilu Studios Sold

February 15, 1967

Astrology

Leo/Libra ZRS

October 19 1914 - June 16 1915

tUranus Opposing Sun

March 2 1915 - December 23 1915

Taurus Profection

August 6 1915 - August 6 1916

Taurus/Leo ZRF

December 13 1915 - July 5 1917

Leo Profection

August 6 1918 - August 6 1919

pMoon Taurus

June 4 1920 - August 17, 1922

Sun+Venus 1/3

August 5 1920

Minor Years

Libra Profection

August 6 1920 - August 6 1921

tNeptune Conjunct Sun

October 5 1920 - May 15 1922

Leo/Taurus ZRS

July 28 1924 - March 25 1925

Sun+Venus 1/2

February 4 1925

Minor Years

tUranus Opposing Venus

April 26 1925 - February 16 1926

pMoon Leo

October 19 1926 - November 11 1928

Sun+Venus AT+ MP 1/3

March 2 1927

Taurus Profection

August 6 1927 - August 6 1928

Venus Retrograde

August 20 1927

Venus retrograde in Virgo; Sun in Leo

pMoon Virgo

November 11 1928 - January 6 1931

Progressed Sun Ingress to Virgo/9

December 24 1928

Sun+Venus 2/3

August 6 1929

Minor Years

Leo Profection

August 6 1930 - August 6 1931

Sun+Venus MP+AT 1/3

October 3 1930

pMoon Libra

January 6 1931 - April 25 1933

Libra Profection

August 6 1932 - August 6 1933

Sun+Venus AT+ MP 1/2

December 14 1934

Venus Retrograde

August 13 1935

Venus in Virgo; Sun in Leo

Leo+Virgo AT 1/3

April 29 1937

Sun+Venus

August 6 1938

Minor Years

Taurus Profection

August 6 1939 - August 6 1940

tNeptune Conjunct Venus

October 8 1939 - August 9 1940

Sun+Venus MP+AT 1/2

May 2 1940

Leo Profection

August 6 1942 - August 6 1943

Sun+Venus AT+ MP 2/3

September 26 1942

Venus Retrograde

August 15 1943

Venus in Virgo; Sun in Leo

pVenus Conjunct Venus

September 9 1943 - August 17 1950

Libra Profection

August 6 1944 - August 6 1945

Virgo/Leo ZRS

Feb 3 1946 - Aug 27 1947

tPluto Conjunct Sun

October 27 1946 - June 22 1948

pVenus Conjunct Venus

April 28 1947

pMoon Taurus

September 8 1947 - November 17 1949

Sun+Venus MP+AT 2/3

December 1 1949

Leo+Virgo AT 1/2

March 11 1950

Progressed Sun Conjunct Venus

July 11 1951 - August 16 1955

Taurus Profection

August 6 1951 - August 6 1952

Venus Retrograde

August 13 1951 - September 24 1951

Venus in Virgo; Sun in Leo

Progressed Sun Conjunct Natal Venus Exact

July 29 1953

pMoon Leo

February 8 1954 - March 22 1956

Leo Profection

August 6 1954 - August 6 1955

pMoon Virgo

March 22 1956 - May 27 1958

Libra Profection

August 6 1956 - August 6 1957

Sun+Venus AT+ MP

April 22 1958

pMoon Libra

May 27 1958 - September 9 1960

tUranus Conjunct Sun

August 26 1958 - June 8 1959

Venus Retrograde

August 10 1959 - September 22 1959

Venus in Virgo; Sun in Leo

Leo+Virgo AT 2/3

January 21 1963

Taurus Profection

August 6 1963 - August 6 1964

Leo Profection

August 6 1966 - August 6 1967

tUranus Conjunct Venus

November 24 1966 - September 2 1967

Leo/Libra ZRF

January 14 1967 - September 11 1967

Venus Retrograde

August 8 1967 - September 20 1967

Libra Profection

August 6 1968 - August 6 1969

tPluto Conjunct Venus

October 18 1968 - August 18 1969

Sun+Venus MP+AT

January 28 1969

pMoon Taurus

January 8 1975 - February 18 1977

Taurus Profection

August 6 1975 - August 6 1976

Venus Retrograde

August 6 1975 - September 17 1975

Venus in Virgo; Sun in Leo

Leo/Taurus ZRF

October 23 1976 - June 20 1977

Leo Profection

August 6 1978 - August 6 1979

Libra Profection

August 6 1980 - August 6 1981

pMoon Leo

May 4 1981 - Jul 1 1983

pMoon Virgo

July 1 1983 - September 21 1985

Venus Retrograde

August 3 1983 - September 15 1983

Venus in Virgo; Sun in Leo

pMoon Libra

September 21 1985 - January 14 1988

Taurus Profection

August 6 1987 - August 6 1988

Leo+Virgo AT

October 14 1988