Pictured are: Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Russell, Veronica Lake, Clara Bow, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Russell (again), Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich and Merle Oberon.
Happy Birthday, Lucille Desiree Ball
↳ AUGUST 6, 1911 - APRIL 26, 1989
"The sun never sets on Lucille Ball. All over this worried world tonight, nations of untold millions are watching reruns they also watched the first time around. Joy requires no translation. God wanted the world to laugh, and he invented you. Many were called, but you were chosen. All of the funny hats, the baggy pants, the mustaches and the wigs, and the pratfalls and and the blacked out teeth - they didn’t fool us one minute. We saw through all the disguises, and what we found inside is more than we deserve.”
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
"She was a great gal and a great lady. As a comedian, she was a natural. Her instincts were sharp, and she loved to work. She worked to perfection in all she did.”
- William Asher, director
"She’s given the world so much darn enjoyment, Lucille Ball is the best loved star in show business.”
- Ed Sullivan
Lucille Ball signature “Lucy Ricardo” polka-dot Dress designed by Elois Jenssen for I Love Lucy (1951-1957) (via)
Lucille Ball grocery shopping, photographed for publicity in the early 1940s.