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Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”


Who was Lucille Ball?

Lucille Ball was an American movie and television actress who is most remembered for her comedic roles. She is especially remembered for her role as Lucy Ricardo in the I Love Lucy television show. She was married fellow entertainer Desi Arnaz who co-starred in the show as Ricky Ricardo. Their production company Desilu Productions would go on to produce other hit shows such as Star Trek and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Ironically Dick Van Dyke has a kinship to Lucille Ball (see kinship charts). As head of Desilu Productions, Lucille Ball would become the first woman to run a major television studio.

A little known fact about Lucille Ball is that she was a registered Communist. In the 1930s Lucille registered her party affiliation as Communist. Later in the 1950s, Lucille gave testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities and stated that she was not a Communist and had registered to vote Communist at the insistence of her socialist grandfather.

Famous Kin

Lucille Ball is kin to a number of U. S. presidents and first ladies, including but not limited to Calvin Coolidge, his wife Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge, Franklin Pierce, and Ulysses S. Grant. Some of her closer kin include Declaration of Independence signer Oliver Wolcott, poet Robert Frost, and Red Cross founder Clara Barton. She has a kinship to fellow comedic actor Dick Van Dyke, and to movie actors Humphrey Bogart and Clint Eastwood.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Lucille Ball

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger Mowry

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund Rice

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph Hemingway

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger Mowry

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph Hemingway

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger Mowry

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Bliss

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Foote

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Foote

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

21st cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

7th cousin 2 times removed
via John Warren

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rice

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Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Rice

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Rice

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Steve Young

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Rice

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Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

10th cousin
via Rice

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Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Rice

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John Davis

14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rice

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

21st cousin
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Geoffrey le Scrope

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Lionel de Welles

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Aton

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Alice de Audley

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Sir Henry de Percy

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