Lucille Ball Statue in Palm Springs

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    A statue of Lucille Ball presented as Lucy Ricardo from the TV series I Love Lucy is placed in downtown Palm Springs. Ball is sitting on a bench in the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outdoor seating area, few miles from her residence in Palm Springs. Many passersby, locals, and tourists stop and take a picture while sitting next to her.
    Lucille Ball (1911-1989) found her passion for performing on stage from a young age. She left her hometown Celoron to New York City, where she modeled and did small acting jobs. In the early 1930s, she moved to Hollywood and established her acting career in films, mostly comedies, and musicals. Her breakthrough came in 1951 with the TV series “I Love Lucy” and its follow-ups, where she was the star and producer. The show was a hit from its first day. It was on top of the US rating lists when it aired and was considered one of US history’s best comedy shows. Ball continued to perform in musicals, comedy shows, and films till her last years.
    The statue was created by the artists Emmanuil and Janet Snitkovsky in 1995. It was commissioned by the City of Palm Springs as part of the Walk of Stars project, which showcases stars on the sidewalk of famous celebrities.

    Palm Springs, California - Lucille Ball (Lucy Ricardo) Statue HD (2016)

    Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, film studio executive and producer. She was best known as the star of the self produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy.
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    Address: 100 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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