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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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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Warren

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

9th cousin
via Edmund Rice

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8th cousin 4 times removed
via William Curtis

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

7th cousin 5 times removed
via William Curtis

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Pierce

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin
via Sarah Jackson

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Barlow

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Roger Mowry

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Zaccheus Gould

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Flagg

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Zaccheus Gould

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Flagg

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Ralph Sprague

(c1595 - 1650)
Great Migration Immigrant 1629

8th great-granduncle
via Edward Sprague

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Nicholas Frost

(1585 - 1663)
Great Migration Immigrant 1632

8th great-grandfather

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Johnson

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via John Porter

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Johnson

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 5 times removed
via John Johnson

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Johnson

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