Growing up in the public eye with parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz has cemented her own legacy as an actress, singer, Broadway star, dancer, and Emmy-winning director and executive producer. In this interview with critic and friend Rex Reed, she reminisces on the legacies of her parents, talks about her own remarkable career and discusses her January 2010 Lyrics and Lyricists show celebrating the music of her father.
Lucie Arnaz began her career on the TV shows "The Lucy Show" and "Here’s Lucy," appearing with her legendary mother, Lucille Ball. She won an Emmy Award as the executive producer of the documentary film Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie. As a stage actress she has appeared on Broadway, where her credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Lost in Yonkers and They're Playing our Song, as well as in Chicago and London's West End.
Rex Reed is the former co-host of the TV show "At the Movies." He currently writes in the column "On the Town with Rex Reed" for The New York Observer.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.Photofest(born Aug. 6, 1911, Celoron, near Jamestown, N.Y., U.S.died April 26, 1989, Los Angeles, Calif.) U.S. actress and television star. She performed in films from 1933 and starred in a comedy radio series from 1947. With her bandleader husband, Desi Arnaz, she created the very successful television comedy series I Love Lucy (195157) and later the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (195760). After their divorce in 1960, Ball appeared in The Lucy Show (196268) and Here's Lucy (196874). With her red hair and rasping voice and a comic persona alternately brassy and feminine, she was the preeminent female star of the early decades of television.