Lucie Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz

Born: July 17, 1951
in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Emmy Award winner Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of television legends Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball and sister of actor Desi Arnaz Jr. Lucie Arnaz appeared from an early age on her mother's TV shows and was prominently featured as Ms Ball's daughter in Here's Lucy from 1968 to 1974. Arnaz branched out into television roles independent of her family from the mid-1970s. In 1975, she played murder victim Elizabeth Short in an NBC telefilm of Who is the Black Dahlia?, and she starred with Lyle Waggoner and Tommy Tune in Welcome to the "World," The Wonderful World of Disney special commemorating the grand opening of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In 1978, she appeared in an episode of Fantasy Island as a woman desperately trying to save her marriage. She has continued to make appearances in a number of popular television series over the years, including Murder, She Wrote, Marcus Welby, M.D., Sons and Daughters (CBS, 1991), Will & Grace and Law & Order.

Arnaz also had a short-lived series of her own, The Lucie Arnaz Show, on CBS in 1985. The show was about psychologist Dr. Jane Lucas who answers questions from the public on her radio show called "The Jane Lucas Show" and in a magazine. The show first premiered on April 2, 1985, but was pulled off the air after 4 episodes aired. The remaining two episodes aired on June 4 and June 11, 1985. Another eponymous series, this one a late-night-style talk show, aired for one season from 1995 to 1996. It was unsuccessful, but The Rosie O'Donnell Show would use the same format a year later to much greater success.

She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special, in 1993 for her documentary about her parents, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.

Arnaz has made numerous feature-film appearances, but is best remembered for her debut in The Jazz Singer (1980) in which she co-starred with Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier. She earned a nomination for the 1981 Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

However Arnaz' greatest success has come in the theatre, where she has worked continually since the mid-1970s. She made her Broadway debut in February 1979 in the musical They're Playing Our Song. Arnaz won the Theatre World Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Sonia Walsk. In 1986, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her tour with Tommy Tune in the international company of the musical My One and Only. In 2000 she made her London debut in the new musical The Witches Of Eastwick.

Movies for Lucie Arnaz...

Henry & Me
Title: Henry & Me
Character: Jack's Mom (voice)
Released: August 18, 2014
Type: Movie
Henry & Me tells the courageous story of Jack (AUSTIN WILLIAMS), a brave young boy who is dealt a life changing blow. Low on confidence and filled with self-doubt, hope seems lost until a mysterious stranger named Henry (RICHARD GERE) appears. With the touch of his pin, Henry sweeps Jack away to a magical world where illness no longer exists and New York Yankee legends play forever. The incredible journey brings Jack face to face with Babe Ruth (CHAZZ PALMINTERI), Thurman Munson (PAUL SIMON), Lefty Gomez (LUIS GUZMAN) and Mickey Mantle (DAVID MANTLE) – who all teach Jack to face his fears and never give up. The movie climaxes at Yankee stadium, where Jack must test his newfound courage to save the season and find his way home. Featuring an all star-cast of unforgettable characters, Henry & Me is heartwarming movie experience for the entire family with a message of hope… when life throws a curve… swing away!
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Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Title: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Character: Herself
Released: October 12, 2013
Type: Movie
When Marvin Hamlisch passed away in August 2012 the worlds of music, theatre and cinema lost a talent the likes of which we may never see again. Seemingly destined for greatness, Hamlisch was accepted into New York’s Juilliard School as a 6-year-old musical prodigy and rapidly developed into a phenomenon. With instantly classic hits ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘Nobody Does It Better’ and scores for Hollywood films such as The Swimmer, The Sting and Sophie’s Choice and the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line; Hamlisch became the go-to composer for film and Broadway producers and a prominent presence on the international Concert Hall circuit. His streak was staggering, vast, unprecedented and glorious, by the age of 31 Hamlisch had won 4 Grammys, an Emmy, 3 Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer prize: success that burned so bright, it proved impossible to match.
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The Thought Exchange
Title: The Thought Exchange
Character: Herself
Released: June 1, 2012
Type: Movie
We do not live in the physical world! Where we really live is in the invisible world of experience. It is in this world, and only in this world, that we have infinite possibilities, and are safe and at peace at all times. As long as we don't realize that this is the world in which we truly live, not only does nothing in metaphysics make any sense, but no matter what we do, what methods we use, what systems we follow, we will not achieve what it is we truly want.
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The Pack
Title: The Pack
Character: Eleanor Jordan
Released: October 13, 2011
Type: Movie
Twelve Angry Men meets Silkwood in a suspenseful feature inspired by true stories, starring Lucie Arnaz (The Jazz Singer) and Elisabeth Moss (Girl Interrupted, Madmen). A young man testifies against his mother for killing the father with secondhand smoke.
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Wild Seven
Title: Wild Seven
Character: Sylvia
Released: January 1, 2006
Type: Movie
In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the brain, leveling the score with career criminal, Mackey Willis.
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Down to You
Title: Down to You
Character: Judy Connelly
Released: January 21, 2000
Type: Movie
College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who wants to lure Al into her bed, threaten to pull apart the young lovers before their romance has a chance to really flourish.
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Abduction of Innocence
Title: Abduction of Innocence
Character: Helen Steves
Released: October 7, 1996
Type: Movie
Teenager, Clare Steves, is kidnapped by an old boyfriend, Eddie Spencer, who demands $250,000. The ransom is paid and Clare is released, but when the kidnapers are caught, they claim that the whole scheme was Clare's idea as a way to punish her father. She denies it and is put on trial.
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Title: The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Released: June 10, 1996
Type: TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on the show include Broadway, children, extended families and charitable works, people and organizations. The show was based out of Studio 8G at NBC's Rockefeller Center studios in New York City, NY, USA and was produced and syndicated by KidRo Productions, Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
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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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The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
Title: The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
Character: Aunt Em
Released: November 22, 1995
Type: Movie
This production consists an abbreviated script and highlights most musical numbers from the 1939 film.
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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: Sons and Daughters
Character: Tess Hammersmith
Released: January 4, 1991
Type: TV
An American comedy-drama television series.
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Title: Law & Order
Released: September 13, 1990
Type: TV
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
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Who Gets the Friends?
Title: Who Gets the Friends?
Character: Gloria McClinton
Released: May 10, 1988
Type: Movie
Neat and interesting story about a couple being divorced. It is easy to split all the things they've bought, but the real question is: Who gets the friends?
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Title: The Lucie Arnaz Show
Character: Jane Lucas
Released: April 2, 1985
Type: TV
Dr. Jane Lucas is a psychologist who answers questions from the public on her radio show "The Jane Lucas Show" and in a magazine.
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Title: Murder, She Wrote
Released: September 30, 1984
Type: TV
An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
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Second Thoughts
Title: Second Thoughts
Character: Amy
Released: February 1, 1983
Type: Movie
Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections
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Night of 100 Stars
Title: Night of 100 Stars
Character: Herself
Released: March 8, 1982
Type: Movie
The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the Actors' Fund) was billed as "The Night of 100 Stars" but, actually, around 230 stars took part. And most of the audience of 5,800 had no idea in advance that they were paying to see a TV taping, complete with long waits for set and costume changes, tape rewinding, and the like. Executive producer Alexander Cohen estimated that the 5,800 Radio City Music Hall seats sold out at prices ranging from $25 to $1,000. The show itself cost about $4 million to produce and was expected to yield around $2 million for the new addition to the Actors Fund retirement home in Englewood, N. J. ABC is reputed to have paid more than $5 million for the television rights.
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The Jazz Singer
Title: The Jazz Singer
Character: Molly Bell
Released: December 17, 1980
Type: Movie
Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
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A Different Approach
Title: A Different Approach
Released: January 1, 1978
Type: Movie
An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton's character's assembled to sell companies on hiring the handicapped, which takes "a different approach" by combining several approaches--most of them suggested by Hollywood personalities.
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Death Scream
Title: Death Scream
Character: Judy
Released: September 26, 1975
Type: Movie
Loosely based on the true story of the killing of Kitty Genovese: A young woman's murder is witnessed by fifteen of her neighbors who do nothing to help and refuse to cooperate with the police.
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Who Is the Black Dahlia?
Title: Who Is the Black Dahlia?
Character: Elizabeth Short
Released: March 1, 1975
Type: Movie
Dramatization of an actual homicide investigation. In 1947 Los Angeles, a police detective tries to solve the shocking and grisly murder of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short...
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Title: Tony Orlando and Dawn
Released: December 4, 1974
Type: TV
CBS gave the group a television variety show (entitled Tony Orlando and Dawn) from the summer of 1974, after The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour ended its run, until December 1976. The show was in the same vein as its predecessor (with sketches featuring sarcastic back-and-forth banter between Orlando, Hopkins and Vincent, similar to the sarcastic dialogue between Sonny and Cher) and became a Top 20 hit. They are most famous for "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" &  "Knock Three Times"!
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Title: The Sixth Sense
Released: January 15, 1972
Type: TV
The Sixth Sense is an American paranormal thriller television
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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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Title: Here's Lucy
Character: Kim 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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Title: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Released: January 22, 1968
Type: TV
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured, at various times, Chelsea Brown, Johnny Brown, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Richard Dawson, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Larry Hovis, Jeremy Lloyd, Dave Madden, Pigmeat Markham, Gary Owens, Pamela Rodgers, Barbara Sharma, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin and Jo Anne Worley. Laugh-In originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967 and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on Mondays at 8 pm. The title of the show was a play on the "love-ins" or "be-ins" of the 1960s hippie culture, terms that were, in turn, derived from "sit-ins", common in protests associated with civil rights and anti-war demonstrations of the time. In 2002, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was ranked #42 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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Title: The Lucy Show
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: Tony Awards
Character: Presenter
Released: April 1, 1956
Type: TV
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre.
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Title: I Love Lucy
Character: Self - Host
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.