Saturday, August 6, 2011

SHE'D BE 100 YEARS OLD TODAY, SHE'D BE A CATHOLIC IF NOT FOR HER HUSBAND!

If only Lucille Ball's husband had been a better Catholic example to her, she would have become a Catholic:

"Born into a Baptist family, her parents were married by Reverend Charles D. Reed of the Calvary Baptist Church. Ball "remarried" Desi Arnaz in a Catholic ceremony June 19th, 1949 but she herself never converted to the faith. For a short time also Ball attended Marble Collegiate Church (Dutch Reform), run by Norman Vincent Peale, but never considered herself a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. In her own words concerning her Catholic wedding, "It was a beautiful ceremony and I believed in it. At the time, I seriously intended to become a Catholic. I took instruction for a long time, but lost the inspiration when I realized that Catholicism did not seem to help Desi in his life." Her second husband, Gary Morton, was a Jew."

However, Luci Arnaz, Lucy's daughter who attended Catholic elementary and high school and is a Catholic arranged for two Catholic Memorial Masses after Lucy's death, one at St. Ignatius of Loyola in New York and the other at Old Saint Patrick in Chicago.
Have you ever seen this? It is new to me:

Many bloopers and flubs were not edited out of shows, this is a favorite blooper that was not written in the script:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My parents loved Lucy. I am more of a Three Stooges person. Her timing was great.

rcg