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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 

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