Lucille Ball vs Marilyn Monroe

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Comedienne, Actress
American actress
$40 Million
Net worth 2018
$27 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Jamestown
Residence
Los Angeles
United States
Country
United States
06/08/1911
BirthDay
01/06/1926
April 26, 1989
Died On
August 5, 1962
NA
Education
Van Nuys High School, University High School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1989

On April 26, 1989 she complained of severe back pains and lost consciousness, shortly after her heart surgery for aortic rupture

1986

Her last appearance was in the sitcom “Life With Lucy” in 1986 which was cancelled after a few episodes

1961

In 1961, she married Gary Morton, a standup comedian and remained with him until her death

1960

In 1960, she got divorced from Desi Arnaz, claiming the marriage to be ‘a nightmare’ for her all these years, while also stating that ‘Desi was a great love of her life’

1957

After the show ended in 1957, she worked in Broadway musicals, some sitcoms and several movies

1953

On 19 January 1953, she gave birth to their second child, Desi Arnaz Jr

1951

The show premiered in 1951 and was a phenomenal success and she set the stage for sitcoms which later influenced the generations to come

1948

Her husband persuaded her to work in broadcasting, and she got the lead part in CBS radio program ‘My Favorite Husband’ which ran from 1948 to 1951

1944

In 1944, she filed for a divorce but later reconciled with her husband

1942

In 1942, she was critically praised for her role in “The Big Street” as a handicapped nightclub singer

1940

In 1940, she met a Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, and starred with him in the B-grade movie, ‘Dance, Girl, Dance’

1935

Some of her more popular movies include ‘The Three Musketeers’ (1935), ‘Stage Door’ (1937), ‘Room Service’ (1938), ‘Too Many Girls’ (1940) and ‘The Big Street’ (1942)

1933

She went to Hollywood to pursue her career as an actress in 1933, and appeared in several B-grade movies, earning the title “Queen of the B’s”

1932

In 1932, after recovering from the disease, she resumed her career as a model again for Carnegie and also became the Chesterfield cigarette girl

1928

In 1928, she changed her stage name to Diane Belmont and worked as a fashion model for Hattie Carnegie

1927

In 1927, another unfortunate incident took place, a neighbor boy was accidentally shot and paralyzed by her brother, due to which her grandfather was sued and forced to sell his house for financial settlement

1919

In 1919, her mother married Edward Peterson and they moved to another city in search of work without the children

1915

In 1915, when she was three years old, her father died of typhoid leaving the family in a vulnerable state

1911

She was born on 6 August, 1911 to Henry Ball, a telephone lineman for Bell Telephone Company and Desiree Hunt in Jamestown, New York

2000

The movie was listed as the greatest American comedy film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2000

1962

She was found dead in her home on 5 August 1962 by her psychiatrist Ralph Greenson

1961

Her final film appearance was in ‘The Misfits’ in 1961 in which she played a recently divorced woman

1959

In 1959, she played Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk, a ukulele player and singer in ‘Some Like it Hot’ which was both a critical as well as commercial success

1955

She played ‘the girl’ in the 1955 movie ‘The Seven Year Itch’ which was based on a three-act play of the same name

1953

She portrayed a dumb blonde in the movie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ in 1953 which went on to become a major hit

1952

She was flooded with film offers in 1952 and appeared in several movies within the year: ‘Monkey Business’, ‘Clash by Night’, ‘We’re Not Married!’, and ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’

1950

She played a small but important role in the 1950 movie, ‘The Asphalt Jungle’ which was based on the novel of the same name

1947

Her first credited role was as a waitress in the 1947 movie, ‘Dangerous Years’

20

She became a very successful model and got noticed by Ben Lyon, a 20th Century Fox executive who offered her a six-month contract