Documents on Lucille Ball


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It is hard to imagine a more beloved figure in American television thatn Lucille Ball. There was that great family of Lucie, Rickie and later, little Rickie. There wasn't a household in the country that didn't know who Lucy was, or for that matter who Ether and Fred Murtz were.

Lucy was born on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, N.Y. The I Love Lucy TV show began in 1951 and continued until 1957, however it is still running in reruns today. The show has been seen in over 80 countries. But this wasn't her only show. She also stared in The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour which ran from 1957 to 1960, The Lucy Show which ran from 1962 to 1968, Here's Lucy which ran from 1968 to 1974 and Life With Lucy which ran in 1986. Even with this busy schedule, she found the time to appear in over 70 movies. Lucy was a radio star before TV staring in My Favorite Husband from 1948 to 1951.

Lucy received four Emmys for here television work.

Knowing all we do about Lucille Ball it seems hard to ever suspect her of being disloyal to her country. Lucille Ball was investigated by the House Comittee on Un-American Activities and it was revealed that she had registered to vote as a communist in 1936. However the investigation also revealed that she had been forced to do so by her grandfather.

The FBI produced 142 pages of documents relating to her case, that were released under the Freedom Of Information Act which you will find on this page. The files are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat. If you don't have one, you can down load one HERE for free.

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Luckly for Lucy the investigations didn't seem to hurt her career in any way. What I would really like to know is what did Fred and Ether thing of all this nonsense?

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