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Lucille Ball

Actor (6-Aug-1911 — 26-Apr-1989)


Kathleen Brady. Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball. New York: Hyperion. 1994. 397pp.

Susan Horowitz. Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women. London: Routledge. 1997. 202pp.

Stefan Kanfer. Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball. Alfred A. Knopf. 2003. 361pp.

Joe Morella; Edward Z. Epstein. Forever Lucy: The Life of Lucille Ball. New Jersey: Lyle Stuart, Inc.. 1986. 267pp.

Coyne Steven Sanders; Tom Gilbert. Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. New York: William Morrow. 1993. 384pp.

Lee Tannen. I Loved Lucy: My Friendship with Lucille Ball. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. 2001.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.85)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.33)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.42)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.97)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.59)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.37)

  13. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.34)

  14. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.23)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.37)

  16. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.28)

  17. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.27)

  18. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.49)

  19. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.42)

  20. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.36)

  21. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.1, pp.139-42)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.163)

  23. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.30)

  24. Legends in Their Own Time (p.16)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.278)

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