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Lucille Ball

Date of Death: April 26, 1989 (77)

Birth Place: Jamestown, NY, USA

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In 1936, she landed the role she hoped would lead her to Broadway, in the Bartlett Cormack play Hey Diddle Diddle, a comedy set in a duplex apartment in Hollywood. The play premiered in Princeton, New Jersey, on January 21, 1937, with Ball playing the part of Julie Tucker, "one of three roommates coping with neurotic directors, confused executives, and grasping stars, who interfere with the girls' ability to get ahead".

In 1940, Ball appeared as the lead in the musical Too Many Girls where she met and fell in love with Desi Arnaz, who played one of her character's four bodyguards in the movie.

She starred in Wildcat on Broadway, a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, and music by Cy Coleman.


Original Broadway Production, 1960
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 La Cage, a high-energy, immersive live theatrical experience, will launch at Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic Cinegrill Theatre on October 5. Inspired by the legendary La Cage Aux Folles nightclub in LA, the variety show promises to bring back the golden age of Hollywood supper clubs to a new generation while paying homage to its rich history.  


Lucille Ball has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Lucille Ball has not appeared in the West End

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