Lucille Desirée Ball
♕ (August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989)
“I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.”
Lucy and Desi got to this point in acting out the script and then this strange thing happened: Suddenly they remembered their own real emotions when they discovered that at last they were going to be parents, and both of them began crying.
- Jess Oppenheimer
When we did this scene before an audience, Desi was suddenly struck by all the emotion he’d felt when we discovered we were finally going to have Lucie. His eyes filled up and he couldn’t finish the song; I started to cry, too. Vivian started to sniffle; even the hardened stagehands wiped their eyes with the backs of their hands. The director wanted retakes at the end of the show, but the audience stood up and shouted, “No, no!”
- Lucille Ball