When Doctor Busi last saw Lucille she was in high spirits, keen to get on with her life. But it was not to be. Last Wednesday, just before dawn, she woke with severe back pains and was dead within minutes; her aorta had ruptured again at a point fairly distant from the site of the operation. A team of doctors and nurses worked frantically but failed to revive her. Would she still be alive if the entire aorta had been replaced by her surgeons?
The question is academic: Theoretically, it is possible to replace the entire aorta, but the operation is never performed. Love Lucy? Who could help it? She was the most endearing of all the daffy dames who ever popped out of the tube. Who can forget the day she baked bread—and added enough yeast to raise the Titanic. And then there was the time Lucy and Ethel Mertz, her nitwit landlady, tried to install a shower. That was Lucy: slapstick Garbo, female clown of the century, by every standard the First Lady of Television.
I Love Lucy , her original series, was the most popular sitcom in TV history. In the show captured 67 of every viewers at 9 on Monday nights, and for four of its six years on the air it ranked No. And for 32 years reruns of I Love Lucy have dominated the worldwide syndication market. Viewers adored Lucy—no TV performer before or since has been so dearly loved.
We loved her Raggedy Ann looks: the big, red, floppy, bow-tie mouth, the baby-blue, sunny-side-up eyes, the ha-ha hairdo that topped her off like a giant orange dandelion. We loved her greedy glee when she got pregnant and ordered pistachio ice cream slathered with hot fudge and—sardines. Caught up in the illusion, most of us assumed that Lucy and Lucille were the same endearing dizzard. On the set she deferred to no one, not even to husband and co-star Desi Arnaz.
She demanded star prerogatives, monopolized close-ups and extracted speckless perfection from a frazzled cast and crew. But Lucille was just as hard on herself. When she fell off an eight-foot-high balcony and severely bruised her leg, she instantly staggered to her feet and uncomplainingly continued the scene. Lucille played Big Boss at home too. And like Joan, she was a compulsive Mrs. Her idea of fun was to lint-pick and dust-bust, and when she traveled by plane she meticulously tidied all the lavatory cubicles.
Something of a prude, she considered most modern movies obscene, but her blowtorch temper sometimes incinerated her principles. When a male interviewer stared at her upper story, she angrily ripped the falsies out of her bra and waggled them in his face. Her father, a telephone lineman, died when she was 4, and when her mother remarried, Lucille was left in the care of her new in-laws in Upstate New York. Some care. To keep her under control, they locked the poor kid into a dog collar and leashed her to an overhead wire in the backyard.
Lonely and scared, Lucille invented an imaginary friend named Sassafrassa who assured her that someday she would be a movie star.
The fantasy took hold, and at 12 Lucille boldly set foot on her potholed path to glory. At 15, she finally made it to the Great White Way. Her hair was mud brown in those days, but she had great gams and a willowy figure and was hired tootsweet as a hoofer in the road company of Rio Rita.
So she went to work as a soda jerk but was fired again—no banana in the banana split. When she changed her name to Diane Belmont, her luck changed too.
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