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I love Lucy


Lucille Desiree Ball was born in Celeron, New York on August 6, 1911. Her father died when she was only three, which required her mother to work long hours to support the family. As a take-charge youngster, Lucy took it upon herself to take on odd jobs to help bring in some extra money for the family—the oddest of these jobs being a “seeing-eye guide” for a blind soap peddler. Lucy learned to be independent from a young age and did not to rely on others to meet her needs. This trait grew strong in her and carried through into her adulthood. Lucy left for New York City’s John Murray Anderson Drama School when she was 15. Although her love for acting and performing was deep within her, she felt outshined by the other glamour girls enrolled in the school, especially the star pupil—a brunette beauty named Bette Davis. This caused Lucy to become shy and unconfident in her drama classes, and her instructors were continually frustrated with her. Eventually the school sent her home …