By Ball, Lucille; Ball, Lucille; Ball, Lucille; Kanfer, Stefan
A portrait of the comedian icon discusses her lonely youth, discovery of her comedic abilities, marriage to and divorce from Desi Arnaz, runaway good fortune at the "I Love Lucy" exhibit, and her painful ultimate years.
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A portrait of the comedian icon discusses her lonely formative years, discovery of her comedic abilities, marriage to and divorce from Desi Arnaz, runaway luck at the "I Love Lucy" express, and her painful ultimate years. summary: A portrait of the comedian icon discusses her lonely youth, discovery of her comedic skills, marriage to and divorce from Desi Arnaz, runaway good fortune at the "I Love Lucy" exhibit, and her painful ultimate years
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People “An informative and interpretive biography. . ” —Chicago Sun-Times “A crisp writing style, an abundance of anecdotes . . [and] fresh insights. . ” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Captivating. . ” —The Washington Post Book World “While paying close mind to the details of an astonishing career, Kanfer also illuminates [its] inner turmoil. . ” —Daily News “Ball of Fire does convey a vivid sense of [Lucy’s] fearlessness. ” —The New York Times Book Review Preface: Why Lucy? Why Now?
When the President congratulated violinist Yehudi Menuhin for a lifetime of rave reviews—“I know from experience that good notices don’t come too easily”—the relief was palpable. Five others also basked in the Chief’s increasingly warm praise: singer Ray Charles, the veteran Broadway couple Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, English choreographer Antony Tudor, and actress–comedienne–producer–studio executive Lucille Ball. Each was treated with esteem, but somehow Lucy seemed first among equals. Partly this was because, as the centerpiece of the celebrated situation comedy I Love Lucy, she was the most recognizable.