Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

Born: August 6, 1911
Died: April 26, 1989
in Jamestown, New York, USA
Lucille Désirée Ball  (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedian, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television, Ball began acting in the 1930s, becoming both a radio actress and B-movie star in the 1940s, and then a television star during the 1950s. She was still making films in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ball received thirteen Emmy Award nominations and four wins. In 1977 Ball was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989.

In 1929, Ball landed work as a model and later began her performing career on Broadway using the stage name Dianne Belmont. She appeared in many small movie roles in the 1930s as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures. Ball was labeled as the "Queen of the Bs" (referring to her many roles in B-films). In 1951, Ball was pivotal in the creation of the television series I Love Lucy. The show co-starred her then husband, Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as Ethel and Fred Mertz, the Ricardos' landlords and friends. The show ended in 1957 after 180 episodes. They then changed the format a little - lengthening the time of the show from 30 minutes to 60 minutes (the first one went 75 mins), adding some characters, altering the storyline somewhat, and renaming the show from "I Love Lucy" to "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", which ran for three seasons (1957–1960) and 13 episodes. Ball went on to star in two more successful television series: The Lucy Show, which ran on CBS from 1962 to 1968 (156 Episodes), and Here's Lucy from 1968 to 1974 (144 episodes). Her last attempt at a television series was a 1986 show called Life with Lucy - which failed miserably after 8 episodes aired although 13 were produced.

Ball met and eloped with Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz in 1940. On July 17, 1951, almost 40 years old, Ball gave birth to their first child, Lucie Désirée Arnaz. A year and a half later, Ball gave birth to their second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV, known as Desi Arnaz, Jr. Ball and Arnaz divorced on May 4, 1960.

On April 26, 1989, Ball died of a dissecting aortic aneurysm at age 77. At the time of her death she had been married to her second husband, standup comedian and business partner Gary Morton, for twenty-eight years.

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Movies for Lucille Ball...

My Darling Vivian
Title: My Darling Vivian
Character: Self (archive footage)
Released: April 27, 2020
Type: Movie
The story of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters. Includes never-before-seen footage and photographs of Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash, as well as footage featuring Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Tim Robbins, Whoopi Goldberg, John C. Reilly and many more.
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This Is Bob Hope...
Title: This Is Bob Hope...
Character: Herself (archive footage)
Released: December 29, 2017
Type: Movie
During his career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment. American Masters explores the entertainer’s life through his personal archives and clips from his classic films.
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I Love Lucy Christmas Special
Title: I Love Lucy Christmas Special
Character: Lucy
Released: December 2, 2016
Type: Movie
Celebrate the holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized classic episodes of the series. In "The Fashion Show," Lucy's lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical's frustrated director decides to make a change.
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Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
Title: Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
Character: Lucy Ricardo (archive footage)
Released: October 13, 2015
Type: Movie
Not only did Mary Tyler Moore “turn the world on with her smile,” as her show’s theme song declared, she also influenced a generation of women to become more independent and to pursue successful and fulfilling careers. Moore’s own 50-plus-year career has spanned award-winning films and Broadway shows, as well as two beloved television series that broke ground and continue to entertain viewers. ​ This one-hour special includes highlights from a recent interview with Mary Tyler Moore, tributes from her co-stars and clips from iconic moments throughout her career. The program looks at her breakthrough role on The Dick Van Dyke Show, her iconic turn as TV's first independent career woman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her Academy Award-nominated work on Ordinary People.
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Judy Garland: By Myself
Title: Judy Garland: By Myself
Character: Herself
Released: February 25, 2004
Type: Movie
As Hollywood biographies go, Judy Garland's story is one of the saddest success stories you'll ever hear. The sanitized studio version of her life presented a smiling kid with the big voice, who, alongside Mickey Rooney, just wanted to put on a show. But drugs, overwork, even psychological abuse at the hands of the studio is now part of the Garland legend. But despite the number of Garland books and documentaries, one account has always been missing -- Garland herself never managed to write a memoir. She did make several attempts at an autobiography, often recording stories on a tape recorder. Judy Garland: By Myself (2004), finally fills in the blanks - using Judy's personal recordings to tell the story in her own words.
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TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
Title: TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
Released: January 1, 2004
Type: Movie
Discover how television has reflected the African American experience in this retrospective of the medium's first half-century. Actors, writers and historians discuss the image of black America on television from Amos and Andy to the present day. The interviews accompany clips from groundbreaking shows and performances by entertainment pioneers that create a timeline of the portrayal of African Americans throughout TV history.
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The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 1
Title: The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 1
Released: February 22, 2001
Type: Movie
This Bob Hope Special called “Highlights of a Quarter Century” begins his 26th year with NBC in 1975 (he began with NBC radio in 1937) celebrating 25 years of Bob Hope Specials and the many celebrities that appeared on them The clips begin with his very first special, for Frigidaire, on April 9, 1950 and putting his way through the years to 1975
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The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 2
Title: The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 2
Released: February 22, 2001
Type: Movie
This Bob Hope Special called “Highlights of a Quarter Century” begins his 26th year with NBC in 1975 (he began with NBC radio in 1937) celebrating 25 years of Bob Hope Specials and the many celebrities that appeared on them The clips begin with his very first special, for Frigidaire, on April 9, 1950 and putting his way through the years to 1975
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The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts
Title: The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts
Released: January 1, 1998
Type: Movie
Video series spotlighting memorable moments and roasts hosted by Dean Martin. "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" were periodic specials aired in the 1970s and 1980s, which roasted (or honored) such stars as Lucille Ball, Muhammad Ali and Johnny Carson; guests then recalled comedic moments they shared. Comedian Rich Little (a regular on the "Roast" specials) served as pitchman for the videos in a series of TV infomercials
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The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
Title: The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
Character: Herself (archive footage)
Released: November 1, 1997
Type: Movie
A film scrapbook, images, phrases from our past, hiding their meanings behind veils. Let's lift those veils, one by one, to find how images, at one time seeming innocent, have revealed, after decades, to have homosexual overtones.
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The Funny World of Lucy, Volume 1
Title: The Funny World of Lucy, Volume 1
Released: January 1, 1997
Type: Movie
In THE FUNNY WORLD OF LUCY, you'll hear in Lucy's own words how she went from a school girl in Jamestown, N. Y., to a Hollywood starlet. You'll see Lucy in some of her earliest films and hear what it was like to work with the Marx Brothers in ROOM SERVICE. You're invited for one of TV's most historic moments, "the birth of Little Ricky". Learn how Lucy's career almost came to an end when she was branded as a "communist". It's all here -including Lucy & Desi in the movies LONG, LONG TRAILER and FOREVER DARLING. You'll also see rare television guest appearances on TOAST OF THE TOWN, I'VE GOT A SECRET, and more. You'll watch as DESILU Productions buys the very studio Lucy started out in. It's all here; enjoy the incredible, fun filled adventures of our favorite redhead. Join Lucy, Desi, Fred & Ethel in this unique one of a kind collection.
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Title: E! True Hollywood Story
Released: March 29, 1996
Type: TV
E! True Hollywood Story is an American documentary series on E! that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. Among the topics covered on the program include salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders and mysteries, porn-star biographies, and "where-are-they-now?" investigations of former child stars. It frequently features in-depth interviews, actual courtroom footage, and dramatic reenactments. When aired on the E! network, episodes will be updated to reflect the current life or status of the subject.
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That's Entertainment! III
Title: That's Entertainment! III
Character: (archive footage)
Released: July 1, 1994
Type: Movie
Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.
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The Best Of Danny Kaye - The Television Years
Title: The Best Of Danny Kaye - The Television Years
Character: Herself
Released: July 1, 1993
Type: Movie
Legendary showman Danny Kaye's greatest moments have been handpicked by Kaye's daughter, Dena, in this lighthearted compilation. Highlights ranging from Kaye's many television and film appearances are featured in all of their old Hollywood splendor, among them including his performance as a painfully shy man with the duty of escorting Lucille Ball to a restaurant, duets with Louis Armstrong and Harry Belafonte, and the famous tongue-twisting segment from The Court Jester.
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Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie
Title: Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie
Character: Herself
Released: February 14, 1993
Type: Movie
Emmy Award-Winning Special Desi and Lucy's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, hosts this emotional and honest glimpse at the extraordinary lives of her world-famous parents, highlighted by never-before-seen color family movies along with insightful interviews from family members, business associates and celebrity friends such as Bob Hope. Winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special, LUCY & DESI: A HOME MOVIE is a sensitive and absorbing documentary that details the circumstances which brought the immortal twosome together and ultimately drove them apart.
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Title: The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood
Character: Self
Released: July 3, 1987
Type: TV
Ed Asner tells the story of RKO Pictures from the 1920s to the 1960s.
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Title: Life with Lucy
Character: Lucy Barker
Released: September 20, 1986
Type: TV
Life With Lucy is an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball. The show ran on the ABC network in 1986, and unlike Ball's previous programs, it was a critical and ratings flop. Only eight out of the thirteen episodes that were filmed aired before ABC cancelled the series.
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Stone Pillow
Title: Stone Pillow
Character: Florabelle
Released: November 5, 1985
Type: Movie
A homeless woman named Florabelle becomes the unwitting guide to the streets for a New York social worker named Carrie who thinks she has lessons to offer the down-and-out clients she serves at the homeless shelter. Soon, however, Carrie realizes that she's the one who has much to learn.
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Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Title: Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Character: Herself (archive footage)
Released: February 25, 1983
Type: Movie
Out-takes (mostly from Warner Bros.), promotional shorts, movie premieres, public service pleas, wardrobe tests, documentary material, and archival footage make up this star-studded voyeuristic look at the Golden age of Hollywood during the 30s, 40, and 50.
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Lucy Moves to NBC
Title: Lucy Moves to NBC
Character: Herself-now a producer for NBC
Released: February 8, 1980
Type: Movie
Contacted by Fred Silverman, the President of NBC, Lucille Ball accepts to go back to work as a producer. With the help of her faithful production assistant, Gale Gordon, she starts working on a new series titled "The Music Mart".
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Cher... and Other Fantasies
Title: Cher... and Other Fantasies
Character: Cleaning Lady
Released: March 7, 1979
Type: Movie
Cher... and Other Fantasies is an special starring singer and actress Cher in 1979, where its featured songs from her latests album "Take Me Home"
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Title: The Kennedy Center Honors
Released: December 28, 1978
Type: TV
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.
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AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
Title: AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
Character: Herself
Released: March 15, 1978
Type: Movie
Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.
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Lucy Calls the President
Title: Lucy Calls the President
Character: Lucy Whittaker
Released: January 1, 1977
Type: Movie
Homemaker Lucy Whittaker calls up President Carter to complain about a local political issue—and to her astonishment, he agrees to come dine at her house. Now Lucy has her hands full as family, friends and Secret Service agents invade her home in preparation for the big dinner summit.
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NBC: The First Fifty Years
Title: NBC: The First Fifty Years
Released: November 21, 1976
Type: Movie
A celebration of 50 years of NBC broadcasting in radio and television, since first going on the airwaves on 15 November 1926.
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What Now, Catherine Curtis?
Title: What Now, Catherine Curtis?
Character: Catherine Curtis
Released: March 30, 1976
Type: Movie
Following twenty years of marriage to a philandering husband, divorcee Catherine Curtis begins life anew as a single woman. After struggling to be alone, Catherine finds romance with a sympathetic handyman and then meets a much younger love interest.
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Title: The Practice
Released: January 30, 1976
Type: TV
Sitcom about Jules Bedford, a crusty, sometimes grumpy, and somewhat absent-minded old-school doctor with a genuine concern for people.
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Gypsy in My Soul
Title: Gypsy in My Soul
Character: Herself
Released: January 20, 1976
Type: Movie
Musical Special featuring Shirley MacLaine in her tribute to the chorus dancers - known as "gypsies". Produced by Cy Coleman and Fredd Ebb, the special uses a self-referential show business plot in which the star rehearses for her television special about the life of a dancer. MacLaine performed a wide range of songs including "Lucy's Back in Town", during which Lucille Ball made a "surprise" appearance. The programme won Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music at that year's Emmys as well as awards for writing (Ebb), music composition (Coleman) and choreography (Tony Charmoli).
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Three for Two
Title: Three for Two
Character: Rita/Sally/Pauline
Released: December 3, 1975
Type: Movie
Lucille Ball stars with the Great One, Jackie Gleason, combining their comedic talents for the first time in a trio of comedy-dramas centered on the various aspects of marriage.
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Lucy Gets Lucky
Title: Lucy Gets Lucky
Character: Lucy Collins
Released: March 1, 1975
Type: Movie
Lucy pulls out all the stops in Las Vegas to see her favorite entertainer Dean Martin. Lucy gets a job working at the MGM Grand casino and high stakes hijinks follow.
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Happy Anniversary and Goodbye
Title: Happy Anniversary and Goodbye
Character: Norma Michaels
Released: November 19, 1974
Type: Movie
As her 25th anniversary approaches, Norma Michaels realizes that her marriage to her dentist husband Malcolm has become boring. Seeking independence, Norma turns to her friend Fay while Malcolm receives advice from his swinging associate Greg.
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Mame
Title: Mame
Character: Mame Dennis
Released: March 7, 1974
Type: Movie
The film focuses on eccentric Mame Dennis, whose madcap life is disrupted when her deceased brother's son Patrick is entrusted to her care.
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Title: The American Film Institute Salute to ...
Released: April 2, 1973
Type: TV
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Title: The Flip Wilson Show
Released: September 17, 1970
Type: TV
The Flip Wilson Show is an hour long variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show. The show consisted of many skits over an hour. It also broke new ground in American television by using a 'Theatre-in-the-Round' stage format, with the audience seated on all sides of a circular performance area. Wilson was most famous for creating the role of Geraldine Jones, a sassy, modern woman who had a boyfriend named Killer. Flip also created the role of Reverend Leroy, who was the minister of the Church of What's Happening Now!. New parishioners were wary of coming to the church as it was hinted that Reverend Leroy was a con artist. Wilson popularized such catchphrases as "What you see is what you get", and "The devil made me do it!".
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Swing Out, Sweet Land
Title: Swing Out, Sweet Land
Character: Statue of Liberty (voice)
Released: January 1, 1970
Type: Movie
John Wayne and an all-star cast tell the story of America.
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Will the Real Mr. Sellers...
Title: Will the Real Mr. Sellers...
Character: Self
Released: December 18, 1969
Type: Movie
A BBC documentary portrait of Peter Sellers, filmed over a period of nine months in 1969 where director Tony Palmer interviews Sellers and friends and associates about the actor's career and life. At age 44, with 38 films already behind him, including Dr. Strangelove and two "Pink Panther" films, Sellers was then at the crest of his career. But his personal life, which included two bad marriages (and two more to come), a near-fatal 1964 heart attack, and increasingly disturbing personality disorders, was in tatters.
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The Jack Benny Birthday Special
Title: The Jack Benny Birthday Special
Released: February 17, 1969
Type: Movie
A TV special aired on February 17, 1969 (the star’s birthday was February 14), featuring Benny’s long-established persona and several celebrity guest stars.
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Title: The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Released: January 22, 1969
Type: TV
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour is an American network television music and comedy variety show hosted by singer Glen Campbell from January 1969 through June 1972 on CBS. He was offered the show after he hosted a 1968 summer replacement for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Campbell used "Gentle on My Mind" as the theme song of the show. The show was one of the few rural-oriented shows to survive CBS's rural purge of 1971.
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The Dean Martin Christmas Show
Title: The Dean Martin Christmas Show
Character: Herself
Released: December 19, 1968
Type: Movie
A Classic Holiday Celebration with Dean and Friends.
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Title: Here's Lucy
Character: Lucille Ball
Released: September 23, 1968
Type: TV
Here's Lucy is Lucille Ball's third network television sitcom. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.
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Title: Here's Lucy
Character: Lucy Carter
Released: September 23, 1968
Type: TV
Here's Lucy is Lucille Ball's third network television sitcom. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.
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Title: The Dick Cavett Show
Character: Herself - Guest
Released: June 6, 1968
Type: TV
The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks.
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Yours, Mine and Ours
Title: Yours, Mine and Ours
Character: Helen North
Released: April 24, 1968
Type: Movie
When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?
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Title: The Carol Burnett Show
Released: September 11, 1967
Type: TV
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 278 episodes and originated from CBS Television City's Studio 33. The series won 25 prime time Emmy Awards, was ranked No. 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002 and in 2007 was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All Time."
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A Guide for the Married Man
Title: A Guide for the Married Man
Character: Technical Adviser (Mrs. Joe X)
Released: January 1, 1967
Type: Movie
A man gives his friend a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.
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Lucy in London
Title: Lucy in London
Character: Lucy Carmichael
Released: October 24, 1966
Type: Movie
Lucy goes to hip London to experience all the current fads.
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Carol + 2
Title: Carol + 2
Character: Herself
Released: March 22, 1966
Type: Movie
Carol + 2 was the title of the second of a multi-year series of television variety specials starring Carol Burnett which aired on the CBS Television network in the United States between 1962 and 1989. The first special was produced in 1962, featuring Burnett and Julie Andrews. Carol + 2 premiered on March 22, 1966, with Carol joined by actor Zero Mostel and the legendary Lucille Ball. The program was such a critical and ratings success that CBS rebroadcast it on January 15, 1967.
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Salute to Stan Laurel
Title: Salute to Stan Laurel
Character: Herself
Released: November 23, 1965
Type: Movie
A program featuring original comedy skits written as a tribute to Stan Laurel.
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The Big Parade of Comedy
Title: The Big Parade of Comedy
Character: Julie Hampton in 'Meet the People' (archive footage)
Released: September 2, 1964
Type: Movie
Film clips highlight the funniest scenes and brightest comic stars in MGM's history.
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The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour
Title: The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour
Character: Bonnie Blakely
Released: April 18, 1964
Type: Movie
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Title: The Danny Kaye Show
Character: Self
Released: September 25, 1963
Type: TV
The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from 1963 to 1967 on Wednesday nights. Directed by Robert Scheerer, the show premiered in black-and-white, but later switched to color broadcasts. At the time, Kaye was at the height of his popularity, having starred in a string of successful films in the 1940s and '50's, made successful personal appearances at such venues as the London Palladium, and appeared many times on television. His most recent films had been considered disappointing, but the television specials he starred in were triumphant, leading to this series. Prior to his television and film career, Kaye had made a name for himself with his own radio show, and numerous other guest appearances on other shows.
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General Foods Opening Night
Title: General Foods Opening Night
Released: September 22, 1963
Type: Movie
Fearing they'll all be fired after hearing Phil Silvers is getting his own show on the General Foods line up, the actors and actress band together to ruin Silvers' show.
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Title: The Greatest Show on Earth
Released: September 17, 1963
Type: TV
Johnny Slate successfully manages his circus as it moves from town to town.
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Hollywood Without Make-Up
Title: Hollywood Without Make-Up
Released: July 1, 1963
Type: Movie
A collection of behind the scenes and home movies from the golden age of Hollywood.
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Critic's Choice
Title: Critic's Choice
Character: Angela Ballantine
Released: April 13, 1963
Type: Movie
Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on the Broadway play by Ira Levin.
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Title: The Lucy Show
Character: Lucy Carmichael
Released: October 1, 1962
Type: TV
The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1965–66 season divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, only Gale Gordon, who joined the program for its second season, remained. For the first three seasons, Vivian Vance was the co-star. The earliest scripts were entitled The Lucille Ball Show, but when this title was declined, producers thought of calling the show This Is Lucy or The New Adventures of Lucy, before deciding on the title The Lucy Show. Ball won consecutive Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the series' final two seasons, 1966–67 and 1967–68.
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Title: Password
Released: October 2, 1961
Type: TV
Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the G.E. College Bowl. Password originally aired for 1,555 daytime telecasts each weekday from October 2, 1961 to September 15, 1967 on CBS, along with weekly prime time airings from January 2, 1962 to September 9, 1965 and December 25, 1966 to May 22, 1967. An additional 1,099 daytime shows aired from April 5, 1971 to June 27, 1975 on ABC. The show's announcers were Jack Clark and Lee Vines on CBS and John Harlan on ABC. Two revivals later aired on NBC from 1979–1982 and 1984–1989, followed by a prime time version on CBS from 2008–2009. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it #8 in its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.
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Title: Treffpunkt New York
Character: Self
Released: February 3, 1961
Type: TV
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The Facts of Life
Title: The Facts of Life
Character: Kitty Weaver
Released: November 14, 1960
Type: Movie
Middle-class suburbanites Larry and Kitty grow bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other's manner grating, they fall in love when thrown together--without their spouses--on vacation. On returning home they try to break things off, only to grow closer. A holiday together will finally settle whether they should end their marriages.
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Title: The Ann Sothern Show
Character: Lucy Ricardo
Released: October 6, 1958
Type: TV
The Ann Sothern Show is an American sitcom starring Ann Sothern that aired on CBS for 93 episodes. The series began on October 6, 1958, and ended on September 25, 1961. The Ann Sothern Show was Sothern's second sitcom for CBS. Her first series, Private Secretary, ended in 1957 after a contract dispute occurred between Sothern and Secretary's producer Jack Chertok. Several of Private Secretary's cast members appeared in the show.
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Title: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Released: October 6, 1958
Type: TV
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on CBS television between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
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Title: The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
Character: Lucy Ricardo
Released: November 6, 1957
Type: TV
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour is a collection of thirteen one-hour specials airing occasionally from 1957 to 1960, and originally served as part of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. Its original network title was The Ford Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the first season, and The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the following seasons. It was the successor to the classic comedy, I Love Lucy, and featured the same major cast members. The production schedule avoided the grind of a regular weekly series. Desilu produced the show, which was mostly filmed at their Los Angeles studios with occasional on-location shoots at Lake Arrowhead, Las Vegas and Sun Valley, Idaho. CBS reran the show under the "Lucy-Desi" title during the summers of 1962-1967, after which it went into syndication.
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Forever, Darling
Title: Forever, Darling
Character: Susan Vega
Released: February 9, 1956
Type: Movie
Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be trouble ahead if they do not work out their problems. Lorenzo is developing insecticide #383 at Finlay Vega Chemical Co. and plans to test it on a camping trip that he takes with Susan, but the trip becomes a an obstacle course for him.
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Lucy's Really Lost Moments
Title: Lucy's Really Lost Moments
Character: Lucy Ricardo
Released: January 1, 1956
Type: Movie
The legendary Lucille Ball as you've never seen her before! Laugh along with Lucy and Desi in these extremely rare television appearances, beautifully restored! Includes a rare appearance of the I Love Lucy cast on the Bob Hope Show and the lost Lucy pilot. A must-have collection of gems from the first lady of comedy! - The I Love Lucy cast on the Bob Hope Show - Westinghouse special with Lucy and Desi - Segment with Lucy on the game show I've Got a Secret with panelist Johnny Carson - A rare lost Lucy pilot directed by Desi.
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A Star Is Born World Premiere
Title: A Star Is Born World Premiere
Character: Herself
Released: September 28, 1954
Type: Movie
Live television broadcast of the world premiere. Described by various participants as the biggest world premiere in memory, even bigger than the Academy Awards.
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The Long, Long Trailer
Title: The Long, Long Trailer
Character: Tacy Collini
Released: February 19, 1954
Type: Movie
A newly wed couple, Tacy and Nicky, travel in a trailer for their honeymoon. The journey is a humorous one that could end up destroying their marriage.
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I Love Lucy: The Movie
Title: I Love Lucy: The Movie
Character: Lucy Ricardo
Released: January 1, 1953
Type: Movie
The film plays out, with three first-season episodes edited together into a single story: "The Benefit", "Breaking the Lease", and "The Ballet", with new footage included between episodes to help transition the episodes into one coherent storyline. As the series routinely took the format of filming scenes in chronological order, this adds to the "show within a show within a show" format of the film, as viewers watch the cast perform the episodes live. The film itself ends with a "curtain call", as the cast comes out and Arnaz thanks the audience for their support.
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Title: This Is Your Life
Released: October 1, 1952
Type: TV
This Is Your Life is an American television documentary series broadcast on NBC, originally hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards from 1952 to 1961. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience, including special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005. The show originated as a radio show on NBC Radio airing from 1948 to 1952.
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Ellis in Freedomland
Title: Ellis in Freedomland
Character: The Laundromat (voice)
Released: June 15, 1952
Type: Movie
Westinghouse claims its electric appliances "freed women from the drudgery of housework." The first half involves a dream salesman at work; the second half is focused on the "Spring Sales Event," called "Freedomland."
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The Magic Carpet
Title: The Magic Carpet
Character: Princess Narah
Released: October 18, 1951
Type: Movie
A dethroned ruler becomes a masked avenger to win back his throne and his lady love
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Title: I Love Lucy
Character: Lucy Ricardo
Released: October 15, 1951
Type: TV
Cuban Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife Lucy would just be a housewife. Instead she tries constantly to perform at the Tropicana where he works, and make life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz, who also happen to be their best friends.
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Title: I Love Lucy
Character: Lucy Ricardo / Self (archive footage)
Released: October 15, 1951
Type: TV
Cuban Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife Lucy would just be a housewife. Instead she tries constantly to perform at the Tropicana where he works, and make life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz, who also happen to be their best friends.
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The Fuller Brush Girl
Title: The Fuller Brush Girl
Character: Sally Elliot
Released: September 15, 1950
Type: Movie
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
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Fancy Pants
Title: Fancy Pants
Character: Agatha Floud
Released: July 19, 1950
Type: Movie
An American actor, impersonating an English butler, is hired by a rich woman from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter. The complications increase when the town believes the actor/butler to be an earl and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit.
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A Woman of Distinction
Title: A Woman of Distinction
Character: Lucille Ball (uncredited)
Released: March 16, 1950
Type: Movie
Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a keepsake of Susan's he wants to return. Desperate for publicity, lecture bureau press agent Teddy Evans magnifies this into a great romance. The efforts of both dignified principals to quash the story have the opposite effect; matters get more and more involved.
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Title: What's My Line?
Character: Self - Mystery Guest
Released: February 2, 1950
Type: TV
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
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Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Title: Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Character: Ellen Grant
Released: October 20, 1949
Type: Movie
A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any criminal goings-on. When Ellen learns of some friends who are about to lose their homes, she unwittingly drafts her boss into developing a new low-cost housing development.
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Easy Living
Title: Easy Living
Character: Anne, Lenahan's Secretary
Released: October 8, 1949
Type: Movie
A football halfback has a heart condition, a nagging wife and a team secretary who loves him.
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Sorrowful Jones
Title: Sorrowful Jones
Character: Gladys O'Neill
Released: July 4, 1949
Type: Movie
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
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Title: The Emmy Awards
Released: January 25, 1949
Type: TV
An annual awards ceremony honoring the best in U.S. prime time television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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Title: The Ed Sullivan Show
Released: June 20, 1948
Type: TV
The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that originally ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, which ran only one season and was eventually replaced by other shows. In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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Her Husband's Affairs
Title: Her Husband's Affairs
Character: Margaret Weldon
Released: November 12, 1947
Type: Movie
Bill Weldon is an Ad man who craves his wife Margaret's approval of his work, instead he gets constructive (and on-target) feedback, which he hates. Things get really strange when Bill creates advertising for a wacky inventor's embalming fluid.
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Lured
Title: Lured
Character: Sandra Carpenter
Released: August 28, 1947
Type: Movie
Sandra Carpenter is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple, a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help.
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Easy to Wed
Title: Easy to Wed
Character: Gladys Benton
Released: July 25, 1946
Type: Movie
When a newspaper accuses a wealthy socialite of being a home-wrecker, she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit. The publication's frazzled head editor now must find a way to discredit her.
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Lover Come Back
Title: Lover Come Back
Character: Kay Williams
Released: June 21, 1946
Type: Movie
A wife decides to take revenge when she learns her husband has been unfaithful.
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Two Smart People
Title: Two Smart People
Character: Ricki Woodner
Released: June 4, 1946
Type: Movie
Con woman Ricki Woodner and detective Bob Simms follow a prison-bound swindler Ace Connors on his five-day gourmet binge.
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The Dark Corner
Title: The Dark Corner
Character: Kathleen Stewart
Released: May 8, 1946
Type: Movie
Ex con turned private investigator Bradford Galt suspects someone is following him and maybe even trying to kill him. With the assistance of his spunky secretary, Kathleen Stewart, he dives deep into a mystery in search of answers.
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Title: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Character: Herself (uncredited)
Released: October 5, 1945
Type: Movie
When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.
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Ziegfeld Follies
Title: Ziegfeld Follies
Character: Lucille Ball
Released: August 26, 1945
Type: Movie
The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.
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Without Love
Title: Without Love
Character: Kitty Trimble
Released: March 22, 1945
Type: Movie
In World War II Washington DC, scientist Pat Jamieson's assistant, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with him. Struggles bring them closer together.
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Meet the People
Title: Meet the People
Character: Julie Hampton
Released: June 1, 1944
Type: Movie
A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.
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Best Foot Forward
Title: Best Foot Forward
Character: Lucille Ball
Released: October 8, 1943
Type: Movie
Bud Hooper, a cadet at Winsocki Military Academy, sends an invitation to movie star Lucille Ball to come to Winsocki's big dance. Ball's publicity-hungry agent convinces her to go in order to boost her career. Complications arise when Bud's girlfriend Helen Schlesinger unexpectedly shows up, too.
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Du Barry Was a Lady
Title: Du Barry Was a Lady
Character: May Daly / Madame Du Barry
Released: August 13, 1943
Type: Movie
Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.
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Thousands Cheer
Title: Thousands Cheer
Character: Lucille Ball
Released: January 1, 1943
Type: Movie
Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars.
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Seven Days' Leave
Title: Seven Days' Leave
Character: Terry Havalok-Allen
Released: November 13, 1942
Type: Movie
Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a catch: before claiming the money, Johnny must marry a descendant of his great-grandfather's Civil War enemy, General Havelock-Allen. Not wanting to disrupt his planned marriage to Mapy, Johnny must figure out how to concoct a temporary marriage-of-convenience with the descendant -- who turns out to be the beautiful Terry Havelock-Allen.
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The Big Street
Title: The Big Street
Character: Gloria Lyons
Released: August 13, 1942
Type: Movie
Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.
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Valley of the Sun
Title: Valley of the Sun
Character: Christine Larson
Released: February 6, 1942
Type: Movie
An Arizona frontiersman (James Craig) steals an Indian agent's girlfriend (Lucille Ball), followed by trouble.
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Look Who's Laughing
Title: Look Who's Laughing
Character: Julie Patterson
Released: November 21, 1941
Type: Movie
Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio series
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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Title: A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Character: Dot Duncan
Released: March 14, 1941
Type: Movie
Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup comes to town to see Dot, his gal. When Steven is with Cecilia, everything is boring. When he is with Dot and Coffee Cup, everything is exciting and he falls for Dot. But Coffee is getting out of the Navy in a few days and he plans to marry Dot.
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Too Many Girls
Title: Too Many Girls
Character: Connie Casey
Released: October 8, 1940
Type: Movie
Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her bodyguards use their salary to help the college. The football players join the college team, and the team becomes one of the best. One of the football players, Clint, falls in love with Connie, but when she discovers he is her bodyguard, she decides to go back East. The bodyguards follow her, leaving the team in the lurch.
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Dance, Girl, Dance
Title: Dance, Girl, Dance
Character: Bubbles
Released: August 30, 1940
Type: Movie
Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man.
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You Can't Fool Your Wife
Title: You Can't Fool Your Wife
Character: Clara Fields Hinklin
Released: May 21, 1940
Type: Movie
Longtime school sweethearts discover married life, thanks to a disagreeable live-in mother-in-law and pressing business obligations, is more rocky than idyllic.
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The Marines Fly High
Title: The Marines Fly High
Character: Joan Grant
Released: March 4, 1940
Type: Movie
Marine lieutenants Dan and Jim fight bandits in the South American jungle, while competing for the attention of beautiful Joan Grant.
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That's Right - You're Wrong
Title: That's Right - You're Wrong
Character: Sandra Sand
Released: November 24, 1939
Type: Movie
J. D. Forbes, head of the almost-bankrupt Four Star Studios in Hollywood contacts band leader Kay Kyser, who puts on a radio and-live theatre program called "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge," to appear in films. When manager Chuck Deems gets the studio offer, he and band members Ginny Simms, Sully Mason, Ish Kabiddle, Harry Babbitt and the others are all fired up at the prospect of going to Hollywood and working in the movies, but band-leader Kay is all against it and says his old grandmother has told him to stay in his own back yard, but he relents. Once there, Stacey Delmore, a Four Star associate producer left in charge of the studio while Forbes is out of town, discovers that the screenplay writers have prepared a script that has Kay Kyser playing a glamorous lover in an exotic European setting.
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Five Came Back
Title: Five Came Back
Character: Peggy Nolan
Released: June 23, 1939
Type: Movie
Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off. The situation brings out the best and worst in the stranded dozen as they create a makeshift runway and prepare to escape before the natives attack. But damage to the plane and low fuel reserves means that only 5 people can be carried to safety.
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Panama Lady
Title: Panama Lady
Character: Lucy
Released: May 12, 1939
Type: Movie
A weary dance-hall girl in a Panama saloon is given the choice of jail or going with a rough-and-tumble oil driller's jungle oil-field in order to pay him back for being slipped a mickey and robbed.
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Beauty for the Asking
Title: Beauty for the Asking
Character: Jean Russell
Released: February 24, 1939
Type: Movie
Denny breaks up with his fiancée Jean to marries wealthy Flora. When Jean is fired from her job she decides to market the face cream she invented. After sending it to twelve rich woman, only Flora decides to invest in the business. As Denny has no job, the girls give him an office at the factory. The business takes off, but Jean finds that she is still in love with Denny and Denny seems to forget he is married to Flora.
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Twelve Crowded Hours
Title: Twelve Crowded Hours
Character: Paula Sanders
Released: February 23, 1939
Type: Movie
An ace reporter with a girlfriend nails a numbers racketeer for murders.
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Next Time I Marry
Title: Next Time I Marry
Character: Nancy Crocker Fleming
Released: December 9, 1938
Type: Movie
Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays Tony Anthony, working on a WPA road project, to marry, then divorce her. When Nancy inadvertently drives off with Tony's dog, Tony seemingly kidnaps her to retrieve the pooch, which leads to a cross-country race between the two to reach Reno and the divorce court since neither one wants to be the second to file papers.
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Annabel Takes a Tour
Title: Annabel Takes a Tour
Character: Annabel Allison
Released: November 10, 1938
Type: Movie
Annabel Allison, star of Wonder Pictures, is irked at her poor publicity, especially when a rival gets engaged to a Marquis; so she makes studio head Webb re-hire disgraced publicity agent Morgan for her personal appearance tour. The trip proceeds with a flurry of Morgan's crazy, slapstick publicity stunts. Then Annabel has her chance to "bag" a real Viscount.
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Room Service
Title: Room Service
Character: Christine Marlowe
Released: September 21, 1938
Type: Movie
Broke Gordon Miller tries to land a backer for his new play while he has to deal with with the hotel manager trying to evict him and his cast.
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The Affairs of Annabel
Title: The Affairs of Annabel
Character: Annabel Allison
Released: September 9, 1938
Type: Movie
Wonder Pictures has been striking out at the box office lately, causing the seedy PR man to involve main star Annabel in ever outrageous stunts for publicity.
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Having Wonderful Time
Title: Having Wonderful Time
Character: Miriam
Released: July 1, 1938
Type: Movie
Teddy, an overworked New York office girl, seeks 2 weeks of rest and relaxation at a camp in the Catskills. She is definitely not a happy camper because of the crowded and noisy conditions. She tries her best to fit in and, after an initial dislike, falls for college educated Chick, a waiter at the camp. Teddy becomes suspicious of his motives, however, and he becomes alarmed when she spends an innocent night in the cabin of a rival suitor. All ends happily, however, as their love proves true enough and trust triumphs over suspicions.
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Joy of Living
Title: Joy of Living
Character: Salina Garret Pine
Released: May 6, 1938
Type: Movie
Falling in love with the voice of Broadway chanteuse Margaret Garret, cocksure young tycoon Daniel Brewster decides to rescue the star from her hectic lifestyle of frenzied fans and mooching relatives. When Margaret has her ardent suitor arrested, the judge appoints her as Daniel's probation officer, forcing the duo to spend time together. As Daniel teaches Margaret to let her hair down and enjoy life, she begins to fall for her fun-loving admirer.
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Go Chase Yourself
Title: Go Chase Yourself
Character: Carol Meeley
Released: April 22, 1938
Type: Movie
When a bank is robbed, a not-so-bright teller is wrongly suspected of being part of the holdup team. Comedy.
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Stage Door
Title: Stage Door
Character: Judith
Released: October 7, 1937
Type: Movie
The ups and downs in the lives and careers of a group of ambitious young actresses and show girls from disparate backgrounds brought together in a theatrical hostel. Centres particularly on the conflict and growing friendship between Terry Randall, a rich girl confident in her talent and ability to make it to the top on the stage, and Jean Maitland, a world weary and cynical trouper who has taken the hard knocks of the ruthless and over-populated world of the Broadway apprentice.
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Don't Tell the Wife
Title: Don't Tell the Wife
Character: Annie Howell
Released: March 5, 1937
Type: Movie
After being released from prison, con man Thurston Hall gathers his gang of cronies--along with innocent chump Guy Kibbee--to help him sell worthless stock in a New Mexico gold mine.
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That Girl From Paris
Title: That Girl From Paris
Character: Claire Williams
Released: December 31, 1936
Type: Movie
Nikki Martin (Lily Pons), a beautiful French opera star, stows away on an ocean liner in hopes of escaping her jealous fiancee. Once aboard, she joins an American swing band and falls in love with its leader, who, after hearing her sing, eventually comes to reciprocate her feelings.
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Winterset
Title: Winterset
Character: Girl (uncredited)
Released: December 3, 1936
Type: Movie
A man is determined to find the real culprit behind the crime for which his father was wrongly executed.
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One Live Ghost
Title: One Live Ghost
Character: Maxine
Released: November 7, 1936
Type: Movie
Henry Morton just wants to go fishing. Little things thwart him: Maxine the maid makes noise, Sonny, a lad in the household, makes a mess, and Henry's wife wants the car for shopping. A newly arrived friend, Bert, suggests that Henry fake his own death, don a disguise and appear as Bert's English valet, and skulk about. They'll mourn and the truth can later be revealed. Sonny hears the entire plan and alerts Henry's wife and the rest of the household. Only Maxine is in the dark. Henry's wife gives the valet an attic room, throws herself in his arms, complains about her late husband, and sends Henry into a tizzy. He and Bert set up a séance to try to fix their ruse.
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So and Sew
Title: So and Sew
Character: Sally Curtis
Released: August 24, 1936
Type: Movie
A wife whose husband is away asks her decorator to impersonate her husband, to help her deal with a pest. Soon there is quite a web of confusion that also involves the decorator's girlfriend and the wife's suddenly returned husband.
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Dummy Ache
Title: Dummy Ache
Character: Actress
Released: July 10, 1936
Type: Movie
1936 short film nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Short Subject, Two Reel.
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Swing It
Title: Swing It
Character: Mary (uncredited)
Released: June 30, 1936
Type: Movie
Louis Prima, between song numbers, tells how he happened to get a job in a Hollywood cafe playing music while a couple, unrelated to anything else, play a slot machine in the background. This short was reissued in 1944 and again in 1952. Lucille Ball has a bit part. Song numbers include; "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans", "Up a Lazy River", "Dinah","Basin Street Blues" and "Johnny Get Your Gun."
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Bunker Bean
Title: Bunker Bean
Character: Rosie Kelly
Released: June 26, 1936
Type: Movie
A shy office worker becomes a hero when a fortune teller calls him another Napoleon.
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The Farmer in the Dell
Title: The Farmer in the Dell
Character: Gloria Wilson
Released: March 27, 1936
Type: Movie
An Iowa farmer's wife makes him move to Hollywood so their daughter can become a star.
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Follow the Fleet
Title: Follow the Fleet
Character: Kitty Collins
Released: February 20, 1936
Type: Movie
When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister, Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing—Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her and, despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down.
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Muss 'em Up
Title: Muss 'em Up
Character: Departing Train Passenger (uncredited)
Released: February 13, 1936
Type: Movie
Famous private detective Tip O'Neil is summoned by telegram to the estate of old friend Paul Harding, but finds the telegram was sent by Paul's attractive secretary, Amy Hutchins. Paul admits his dog was shot by extortionists to show they mean business, and shows Tip some threatening notes they sent. That night, Paul's ward, Corinne, is kidnapped by two gangsters and her driver is found dead the next morning. The kidnappers contact Tip demanding $200,000, which is delivered according to instructions. Awaiting the return of Corrine, Tip learns her fiancé, Gene Leland, is an ex-convict, and he also investigates why a thug, Maratti, was found prowling around the grounds, and why Paul's brother-in-law, Jim Glenray, was seen leaving the estate late the night before. And when the chauffeur is murdered with Amy's gun as he was about to confess some complicity, Tip has to piece together various clues to pinpoint the culprits.
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Chatterbox
Title: Chatterbox
Character: Lillian Temple
Released: January 17, 1936
Type: Movie
Teenage orphan Jenny Yates becomes starstruck when a revival of an old Victorian melodrama passes through her small New England town, to the disapproval of her stern grandfather, Uriah. Stowing away in the car of Philip Greene, a wealthy young man working with the theater troupe, Jenny talks her way into the play's lead role. But director Archie Fisher doesn't tell her that the new version of the play is meant as a spoof.
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Foolish Hearts
Title: Foolish Hearts
Character: Hat Check Girl
Released: December 27, 1935
Type: Movie
A little entry from the RKO shorts department serving also as an audition-type (stick 'em in one of these and see if they appeal to a real audience, and make a buck or two at the same time)film for studio contractees and budding starlets. And, surrounded and supported by veteran character actors, such as Jack Norton, Jack Rice and Harrison Green, the likes of Tony Martin, Phyllis Brooks and Lucille Ball usually looked pretty good. And soon made for themselves, with studio help, rather nice Hollywood careers.
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I Dream Too Much
Title: I Dream Too Much
Character: Gwendolyn Dilley
Released: November 29, 1935
Type: Movie
If Columbia could make an acceptable movie star out of opera-diva Grace Moore, then RKO Radio could do the same with Lily Pons. At least that was producer Pandro S. Berman's reasoning when he cast Pons in the 1935 musical romance I Dream too Much. The actress plays Annette, a rural French musical student who marries struggling American composer Jonathan (Henry Fonda). Possessed of a splendid singing voice, our heroine rises to fame on the opera stage, while poor Jonathan continues struggling, supporting himself as a tour guide. Annette eventually saves her marriage by transforming her husband's "masterpiece," a rather turgid modernistic opera, into a light-hearted musical comedy. Lucille Ball, who'd later co-star with Henry Fonda in The Big Street and Yours, Mine and Ours, has a funny minor role as a gum-snapping tourist. Though Lily Pons was at least 10 years older than Fonda, they make an attractive and believable screen couple, adding credibility to this somewhat contrived yarn
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The Three Musketeers
Title: The Three Musketeers
Character: (uncredited)
Released: November 1, 1935
Type: Movie
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
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Top Hat
Title: Top Hat
Character: Flower Shop Clerk (uncredited)
Released: August 29, 1935
Type: Movie
Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel room, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.
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Old Man Rhythm
Title: Old Man Rhythm
Character: College Girl
Released: August 2, 1935
Type: Movie
Romantic rivalries between father and son enrolled at the same college.
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A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
Title: A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
Character: Lucille Ball
Released: June 21, 1935
Type: Movie
Join vocalists broadcasting from the Biltmore Bowl in Los Angeles.
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Hooray for Love
Title: Hooray for Love
Character: Chorine (uncredited)
Released: June 14, 1935
Type: Movie
A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show. Comedy with music.
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I'll Love You Always
Title: I'll Love You Always
Character: Lucille (uncredited)
Released: March 19, 1935
Type: Movie
Nora Clegg, an actress, marries Carl Brent, an unemployed young engineer, whose estimation of his worth and ability keeps him from getting a job. He finally acquires a position that will require him to go to Russia for a period of time, while Nora goes back to the stage during his absence. But he loses out on the job at the last minute, and rather than tell Nora he has failed again, he steals a roll of money from his prospective employer to buy some things for Nora and go out and have a good time before, she things, his departure. His departure is to jail rather than Russia and he hides the truth from Nora by having an acquaintance mail his letters from Russia. He then finds out that Nora is pregnant.
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Roberta
Title: Roberta
Character: Fashion Model (uncredited)
Released: March 7, 1935
Type: Movie
Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck's old friend Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie.
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The Whole Town's Talking
Title: The Whole Town's Talking
Character: Bank Employee (uncredited)
Released: February 22, 1935
Type: Movie
Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.
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Carnival
Title: Carnival
Character: Nurse
Released: February 15, 1935
Type: Movie
"Chick" Thompson is a puppet-master in a traveling carnival whose wife dies in childbirth and leaves him with an infant son he names "Poochy." His father-in-law and the baby's grandfather sues him for custody of the baby and Chick takes his son and hides out for a couple of years. He joins his former assistants, Daisy and "Fingers", in a circus act only to find that the persistent grandfather is still on his trail.
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His Old Flame
Title: His Old Flame
Released: January 25, 1935
Type: Movie
Just as Charlie is running for mayor on a purity platform, an old flame threatens to show his torrid love letters to his wife if he does not withdraw from the campaign.
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Behind the Evidence
Title: Behind the Evidence
Character: Secretary (uncredited)
Released: January 8, 1935
Type: Movie
Norman Foster plays a millionaire who takes a job as a reporter after he's wiped out in the Stock Market. Foster's managing editor Samuel S. Hinds considers the young upstart to be a pain in the neck. But all is forgiven-at least until next time-when Foster solves a series of puzzling robberies..
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Fugitive Lady
Title: Fugitive Lady
Character: Beauty Operator (uncredited)
Released: December 10, 1934
Type: Movie
In this thriller, a young woman marries a dashing young man who, unbeknownst to her, is a jewel thief.
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Three Little Pigskins
Title: Three Little Pigskins
Character: Daisy Simms
Released: December 8, 1934
Type: Movie
The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll.
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Broadway Bill
Title: Broadway Bill
Character: Blonde Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Released: November 30, 1934
Type: Movie
Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s paper box factory and devotes his life to his racing horse Broadway Bill, but his bank- roll is thin and the luck is against him, he is arrested because of $150 he owes somebody for horse food, but suddenly a planed fraud by somebody else seems to offer him a chance...
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Jealousy
Title: Jealousy
Character: (uncredited)
Released: November 23, 1934
Type: Movie
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
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Men of the Night
Title: Men of the Night
Character: Peggy (uncredited)
Released: November 18, 1934
Type: Movie
"Stake-Out" Kelly, ace detective, meets Mary Higgins at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis, head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty, a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidentally slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
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Perfectly Mismated
Title: Perfectly Mismated
Released: November 12, 1934
Type: Movie
Leon's ex-wife moves into the apartment next to him.
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Kid Millions
Title: Kid Millions
Character: Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Released: November 10, 1934
Type: Movie
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
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The Affairs of Cellini
Title: The Affairs of Cellini
Character: Lady-in-Waiting
Released: August 24, 1934
Type: Movie
The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.
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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Title: Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Character: Bridesmaid
Released: August 15, 1934
Type: Movie
Dashing British sleuth Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond finds himself immersed in another adventure when he stumbles upon a corpse in the mysterious London mansion of Prince Achmed. Enlisting the help of his old friend Algy and the beautiful Lola, Drummond uncovers a scheme to ship illegal cargo into the country. He must rely on his cunning to survive when the prince offers a reward for his capture.
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Murder at the Vanities
Title: Murder at the Vanities
Character: Earl Carroll Girl (Uncredited)
Released: May 18, 1934
Type: Movie
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women and Bill immediately suspects Eric of the crime.
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Bottoms Up
Title: Bottoms Up
Character: Chorine (uncredited)
Released: April 12, 1934
Type: Movie
Promoter "Smoothie" King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
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Hold That Girl
Title: Hold That Girl
Character: Girl (uncredited)
Released: March 23, 1934
Type: Movie
"That girl" is newspaper sob-sister Tony Bellamy (Claire Trevor), whose nose for news gets her into one jam after another, especially when she poses as an exotic dancer to get the goods on a gangster.
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Nana
Title: Nana
Character: Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Released: February 1, 1934
Type: Movie
Young Parisian Nana wards off of a boozed-up military officer at a local restaurant, and fellow diner Gaston Greiner is so impressed with her pluck that he decides to make her a performer at his musical theater. Soon, Nana is a star, and the girlfriend of Greiner and two other men. But when he learns that she's been getting around, Greiner fires her. As she tries to reclaim her singing job while dodging yet another suitor, her treachery might get the better of her.
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Moulin Rouge
Title: Moulin Rouge
Character: Show Girl (uncredited)
Released: January 10, 1934
Type: Movie
A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "Raquel" is coming to New York, she decides to go to Raquel with a plan--unbeknownst to her husband, "Raquel" is actually her sister, and her plan is for them to switch places so she can fulfill her dream of going back on the stage. However, things don't go quite as planned.
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Blood Money
Title: Blood Money
Character: Davy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Released: November 17, 1933
Type: Movie
The title refers to the business of affable, ambitious bail bondsman (and politically-connected grifter) Bill Bailey, who, in the course of his work, crosses paths with every kind of offender there is, from first-time defendants to career criminals.
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Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Title: Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Character: Chorine / Girl at the Beach
Released: November 2, 1933
Type: Movie
Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it will also get Joan to fall in love with him. After scoring a hit, Joan accepts Frank's marriage proposal, more out of gratitude than love. The situation gets even stickier when she falls for a handsome band leader during a trip to Florida. Can she tell Frank she's in love with someone else?
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The Bowery
Title: The Bowery
Character: Blonde (uncredited)
Released: October 7, 1933
Type: Movie
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous.
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Roman Scandals
Title: Roman Scandals
Character: Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Released: January 1, 1933
Type: Movie
A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.
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Title: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts
Released: December 31, 1969
Type: TV
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts is a NBC television special show hosted by entertainer Dean Martin from 1974 to 1984. For a series of 54 specials and shows, Martin would periodically "roast" a celebrity. These roasts were patterned after the roasts held at the New York Friars' Club in New York City. The format would have the celebrity guest seated at a banquet table, and one by one the guest of honor was affectionately chided or insulted about his career by his fellow celebrity friends. In 1973, The Dean Martin Show was declining in popularity. The final season of his variety show would be retooled into one of celebrity roasts, requiring less of Martin's involvement. For the 1973–1974 season, a new feature called “Man of the Week Celebrity Roast" was added to try to pick up the ratings. The roasts seemed to be popular among television audiences and are often marketed in post-issues as part of the official Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and not The Dean Martin Show. After The Dean Martin Show was cancelled in 1974, NBC drew up a contract with Martin to do several specials and do more roast specials. Starting with Bob Hope in 1974, the roast was taped in California and turned out to be a hit, leading to many other roasts to follow.