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Lucille Ball's Love life?

What actors did Lucille Ball sleep with? Was she really a hooker before hitting it big? On who dated who they have Lucy as "rumored" to have slept with 25 men but only two confirmed. Her husbands! She had to have more lovers than that. Jimmy Cagney, Robert Mitchum, Paul Douglas, Milton Berle and others were listed as rumored. Does anyone know anything more?

by Anonymousreply 15705/23/2017

Lucy was stunning when she was young - but any of this would have to be pre 'ILL', and though they separated for a while in the 40's, she was married to Desi in what, '43 - but she had already been kicking around Hollywood since about '33, so that's 10 years of men she could have been banging. It could have been anyone / everyone.

by Anonymousreply 110/02/2012

"immy Cagney, Robert Mitchum, Paul Douglas, Milton Berle and others were listed as rumored."

Armored where? Did you hear those rumors at the Stork Club in 1949?

by Anonymousreply 210/02/2012

I think she did indeed date Henry Fonda briefly. I think I heard it from that host on TMC, or whatever, who gives little facts and gossip from the old Hollywood years. They were showing Yours, Mine and Ours.

by Anonymousreply 310/02/2012

Lucille was a lot like her character in Stage Door, yet she dated directors and producers who could help her career. She gave nothing away.

She and Desi married in 1940.

by Anonymousreply 410/02/2012

Yay! A new Lucy thread. It's about time.

by Anonymousreply 510/02/2012

If you want see Lucy play the bad girl, try [italic]Dance, Girl, Dance[/italic], directed by Dorothy Arzner. It's not a great movie. I just got a kick out of it because Lucy was the bad girl in a dancing troupe, contrasting with Maureen O'Hara, who really just wanted to dance ballet.

As for her real love life, my impression was that she was on the prim side for Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 610/02/2012

I think she also dated Bill Holden in the 1940s, long before he hit it really big.

by Anonymousreply 710/02/2012

Early in her career she reportedly dated British actor Ralph Forbes and B movie director Alexander Hall. She also had an alleged affair with married producer Pandro Berman. (Which either hurt or helped her at RKO.) Rumor had it she slept with George Sanders when they made Lured, and much later had a fling with her Wildcat co-star, the very hunky Keith Andes.

Another rumor was she gave Bob Hope some kind of sexual favors to get Desi the job of musical director on Hope's radio show.

Gossip, all of the above. This is still DL, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 810/02/2012

I can't picture Lucy in bed with anybody. That said,I hope she got a taste of Mitchum's horsemeat.

by Anonymousreply 910/02/2012

Evan Frankel claimed in his auto-biography that they were an item. Why did I read that? Well, I was a houseguest of friends of a guy with whom I was about to break up. So it was a tense, strange weekend.

by Anonymousreply 1010/02/2012

In Henry Fonda's AFI acceptance speech (on Youtube) he says he dated Lucille Ball and that, if he had played his cards right, the studio could have been called HenryLu.

by Anonymousreply 1110/02/2012

I wonder if her carpet matched the drapes.

by Anonymousreply 1210/02/2012

Lucy spent almost all of the 40's and 50's married to Desi and deeply in love with him. That being said, no telling if she had a fling here and there since she knew Desi screwed around on her and it hurt her deeply. She was surrounded by so much male beauty at MGM that I cannot imagine she would not have taken advantage of some of those stars during separations from Desi or while they were fighting. I would have had sex with George Sanders, too!

by Anonymousreply 1310/02/2012

Uh, no, R12.

by Anonymousreply 1410/02/2012

[quote]What actors did Lucille Ball sleep with?

Don't look at me.

by Anonymousreply 1510/02/2012

[quote]What actors did Lucille Ball sleep with? Was she really a hooker before hitting it big?

Of course she was!

Here on DL, just like all attractive actors are gay, all successful actresses were once hookers.

by Anonymousreply 1610/02/2012

There was quite a buzz back in the day about Lucy's relationship with the much younger Judd Hirsch which ultimately negatively affected her chances of getting the role of Beth in "Ordinary People" a role, granted, she was too old for, but with the right lighting and makeup could've really hit out of the park.

by Anonymousreply 1710/02/2012

[quote]negatively affected her chances of getting the role of Beth in "Ordinary People"

Yes, but Lucy proved them wrong and showed what a dramatic force of nature she was in her cinematic triumph, Stone Pillow.

by Anonymousreply 1810/02/2012

Speaking of "Stone Pillow", Lucy had a late-in-life lesbian fling with her co-star in that film, Daphne Zuniga.

by Anonymousreply 1910/02/2012

And don't forget her years-long relationship with Vivian Vance!

by Anonymousreply 2010/02/2012

In addition, rumors of Lucy's torrid affair with Peter Frampton negatively affected her chances of being chosen to play the title role in "The French Lieutenant's Woman." Yes, perhaps she was not quite right physically for that part either, but she would have also it right out of the park, just as she did with Mame Dennis Burnside.

by Anonymousreply 2110/02/2012

Although Lucy was the first pick to play Doris, the lead in "Same Time Next Year", her chances were ruined as she was replaced by Ellen Burstyn when it was discovered Lucy had once bearded for the director's brother before he became famous in Soap. She had fallen for Richard but Richard only wanted bearding in between marriages. She was considered negatively affected by this forbidden, unrequited love.

by Anonymousreply 2210/02/2012

No one could have satisfied Lucille Ball like Bea Arthur's big stuff.

by Anonymousreply 2310/03/2012

Weren't Lucy's married years at MGM relatively short?

I think she was one of those stars with the proverbial 7 year contract that wasn't extended.

Supposedly, Lucy was introduced to Desi by Ann Miller and Van Johnson when they all made Too Many Girls at RKO (I think Desi and Van were both imported from the Broadway production). Did all four stars make the transition to MGM and bigger stardom after that film?

by Anonymousreply 2410/03/2012

A few weeks ago TCM ran a B picture series that Lucy filmed playing a recurring character named Annabelle who was a B picture movie star.

Kind of like the Ann Sothern Maisie B pictures, though now I'm blanking whether this was for RKO or Metro. She was pretty funny in them and definitely showed the flair for comedy that matured with I Love Lucy.

by Anonymousreply 2510/03/2012

Abbott and Costello

by Anonymousreply 2610/03/2012

It's funny watching some of her old movies because she had a much more gravelly, almost gang moll-ish type voice, than her ILL higher pitched voice.

by Anonymousreply 2710/03/2012

Annabel was at RKO - and would have continued but the writer of the original stories got into a money fight with the studio, and they figured it would cost too much to go one with any more of the pictures.

As has already been stated, Lucy dated some actors for fun....but for business, it was the producers and the directors.

by Anonymousreply 2810/03/2012

Sorry, but once she got into 60's 'Lucy Show' Lucy , she was a ball- busting 'man'. A real man, wanting chain- smoking, husky voiced, bitchy older Lucy ? I don't see it. Can you imagine the sex "Shut up. On your knees. Gimmie a cigarette". I've got to get to the studio.....get out"

by Anonymousreply 2910/03/2012

Lucy had a bad rep in her hometown (Jamestown NY) long before her career started. Booze and taking other women's men.

by Anonymousreply 3010/03/2012

Lucy and all 3 of the Stooges had a sex party after filming was completed on "Three Little Pigskins."

Lucy used a strap on and fucked Moe, Larry and Curly.

by Anonymousreply 3110/03/2012

Hard-boiled Lucy. She's SO good.

"Blow, Ruby. I'm tired of your dialogue."

"EEE-vaporate!"

"That dame is a lumpa mud!"

by Anonymousreply 3210/03/2012

I understand it was Charles Bronson in the 1970s. Read it in Photoplay.

by Anonymousreply 3310/03/2012

She was the best cocksucker that I ever knew.

by Anonymousreply 3410/03/2012

[quote]What actors did Lucille Ball sleep with?

Well, I don't know, dahling, she never sucked MY cock.

by Anonymousreply 3510/03/2012

Lucille Ball's voice became so low and hoarse between "I Love Lucy" and "The Lucy Show." By the time she did "Stone Pillow" she sounded like a man. Was this attributed to smoking or menopause?

by Anonymousreply 3610/06/2012

I think she was inhibited in bed, which made Desi seek out sluts on the side. If you want to keep a hot Latin at home, you have to ride It like a cowgirl.

There's the famous story of when she was being interviewed by a male reporter, he kept talking to her chest. So she took out the pair of falsies she was using to enhance her bustline- and shook them at him. That doesn't sound very seductive.

If she had put out, she'd probably have had a better pre-ILL career.

by Anonymousreply 3710/06/2012

r36, Lucy was a heavy smoker of unfiltered cigarettes for her entire adult life and she also liked her booze. By the time of "the Lucy Show" she was in her 50's and all the booze and cigs had lowered her voice to gravel.

by Anonymousreply 3810/06/2012

According to an old movie magazine gossip item (Modern Screen circa 1960?) Lucille Ball and Bobby Darin were seen on the town. Even though there were no pictures, Lucy was crazy about Bobby. Lucy's favorite album was "Bobby Darin at the Copa." And, to Lucy, Bobby seemed like a younger version of Desi. But, alas...

by Anonymousreply 3910/06/2012

Lucy only love desi!

by Anonymousreply 4010/06/2012

Sop saying lies about Lucy

by Anonymousreply 4110/06/2012

Bob Hope had a ski- jump cock.

by Anonymousreply 4205/19/2013

RE 37 - I think Lucy did put out, but when she found Desi's Cuban cigar peen, she was happy, and satisfied. But he wanted to 'share' it with every little actress he came across. It's the occupational hazard of having. Big cock. Your so proud of it, you want everyone to experience it. Finally, after Desi was arrested at a whore house, in Hollywood, the embarressment was too much. Lucy filed for divorce.

by Anonymousreply 4305/19/2013

She's a whore, darlin.

by Anonymousreply 4405/19/2013

Lucy wanted to sleep with all the grips and the best boy on Mame, but Gary talked her out of it.

by Anonymousreply 4505/19/2013

One of her biographers mentioned the Lucille Ball was ill and had to leave high school for a time. Rumors in Jamestown had it that she had been pregnant and had a abortion

by Anonymousreply 4605/19/2013

It is unlikely that Lucy slept with Paul Douglas, who was reportedly gay. But Lucy was reputed to have had sex with another important performer, Vivian Vance. Vance herself was concerned that this rumor might have had some basis in truth.

by Anonymousreply 4705/19/2013

R47, I never heard that Paul Douglas was gay. For whatever it may be worth (very little, I know), he was married twice & had a kid with each wife. Regardless, he was a fine actor -- my mother was a huge fan of his & I've always like him too.

by Anonymousreply 4805/19/2013

Has anyone seen the I Love Lucy porn parodies that came out in the '80s, 'Lucy Has A Ball' and 'Lucy Makes It Big'? Surprisingly, the porn parody boom hasn't seen a rerelease of either of these titles.

by Anonymousreply 4905/19/2013

^^ Starring Lucille Balls!

by Anonymousreply 5005/19/2013

[quote]By the time of "the Lucy Show" she was in her 50's and all the booze and cigs had lowered her voice to gravel.

She also developed nodes on her vocal cords after shout-singing for several months on stage in the musical WILDCAT in 1961.

by Anonymousreply 5105/19/2013

R49 Yes! I actually have a copy of "Lucy Has a Ball" (with the incredible Tony Montana.)

by Anonymousreply 5205/19/2013

You need to burn that onto some discs and make some money on ioffer, r52.

by Anonymousreply 5305/19/2013

Even into her seventies, Lucy could not be satisfied sexually by just any one man. Her legendary affairs with the biggest male celebrities during the 1980s were legendary, from Kevin Kline to Eddie Murphy, to all the members of Duran Duran (all four at once, on one memorable occasion).

by Anonymousreply 5405/19/2013

It was her affair with Grace Jones that lost her the part of Pola Ivanova in A View To A Kill, which she would've knocked out of the park with the right lighting and costume. The unhappy ending of the affair meant that tension on set would have been unbearable. Roger Moore campaigned hard for Lucy, the pair having had a memorable one nighter in Duluth one summer, but to no avail.

Roger always said her greatest charm was her removable teeth.

by Anonymousreply 5505/19/2013

/Even Gary Morton knew that Desi was the great love of Lucille Ball's life.

When informed that her husband was calling on the telephone, Lucy was said to have replied "Which husband, the Reuben or the Cuban"

As much as she loved Desi, she couldn't take his drinking, his gambling and his cheating on her with hookers, starlets and some of her friends. In addition, the operation of Desilu Studios put tremendous strain on the Arnaz-Ball marriage

His reply: "What's the big deal? For the most part, they're hookers."

Ball's biographers said that she didn't like to be alone. She was in her 50s, divorced and "lonely and loaded" when she met Gary Morton. Was it a love match? Who knows? But is it was great second marriage for both of them.

Yes, Lucy let Gary have his expensive toys, but she kept him on a short leash. Had he cheated on her, I have no doubt that she would crushed him into dust.

When Lucy wasn't present, Gary was often snubbed and insulted to face, considered little more than a gigolo by many of Lucy's and Desi's friends. Publicly, he maintained his cool. The closest he ever got to getting back at some of his tormentors was when he played Sherman Hart -- a thinly disguised Milton Berle -- opposite Dustin Hoffman in Lenny

by Anonymousreply 5605/20/2013

Duran Duran had members, R54. I should know.

by Anonymousreply 5705/20/2013

5 members! Shitstained computer!

by Anonymousreply 5805/20/2013

Was Lucille Ball a man in drag like Mae West allegedly was?

by Anonymousreply 5905/20/2013

More on Keith Andes, Lucy's hunky WILDCAT star, please!

Didn't Desilu (post Desi) even finance a TV series or two starring Andes? Or maybe I'm thinking of the short-lived GLYNIS starring Glynis Johns but co-starring Andes?

by Anonymousreply 6005/21/2013

Keith Andes had some serious bazongas.

by Anonymousreply 6105/21/2013

Well, let me clarify. I did get close enough to it a couple of times to be able to confirm that not only was the carpet not red, it was like reaching into a muff made of Brillo-pads and coming out with the contents of an ashtray from a sunken tug.

by Anonymousreply 6205/21/2013

Does anyone know anything about Desi's second wife, Edith Mack Hirsch Arnaz.

I know that she was a redhead and that her first husband owned KalKan dog food. Other than that, I know very little about her. Can anyone add to her biography?

by Anonymousreply 6306/15/2013

Lucy was very straight laced and did not like how perverted Hollywood became.

by Anonymousreply 6408/24/2013

She had a long affair with Pandro Berman at RKO, which, unfortunately, didn't advance her career. he probably heard her her sing.

by Anonymousreply 6508/24/2013

While she may have had a few hit TV series, her only lasting legacy is with the original I Love Lucy episodes. Little of it was her doing. She never was the sharpest tack in the box. Thank God she married one.

by Anonymousreply 6608/24/2013

none of it was of her doing?

So, somebody else was up there making us laugh? Was it her evil twin?

by Anonymousreply 6708/24/2013

Lucy was engaged to Broderick Crawford at some point. I assume she fucked him a time or two.

by Anonymousreply 6808/24/2013

HOW CAN YOU GUYS TALK OUT OF YOUR *SS. READ UP THE FACTS ABOUT LUCILLE BALL, WATCH DOCUMENTARIES AND THEN STATE YOU'RE FACTS!!! SHE WAS AN AMAZING MODEL, ACTRESS, TELEVISION STAR ETC. DON'T YOU GO AROUND AND DIS MAH LUCY!!!!

DON'T LISTEN TO HATERS THEY WILL ALWAYS HATE... READ UP BEFORE YOU POST. I'VE SEEN SUCH POSTS "I HEARD SHE GOT ENGAGED TO RODERICK CRAWFORD, AND SLEPT WITH HIM." SHE WAS NEVER ENGAGED TO THAT GUY!

by Anonymousreply 6902/19/2014

When money gets tight pants get loose, hunty.

by Anonymousreply 7002/19/2014

R69, please loosen your caftan and unclutch a little. Are we a tad under-medicated this morning, muffin?

by Anonymousreply 7102/19/2014

She was a Leo. Enough said.

by Anonymousreply 7202/19/2014

Lucy dated Tony Dow for 3 years after Leave it to Beaver was cancelled. She teased him about her gray and red beaver.

by Anonymousreply 7302/19/2014

Woman claims to be Lucy and Desi's child and abandoned by them.

by Anonymousreply 7409/06/2014

R56

That makes me sad that Morton was put down and treated badly when Lucy wasn't around.

He wasn't some gold digger. I think they loved each other and wanted to make a stable secure life together something Desi never could.

Was it the a fiery hot romance like with Desi? Probably not but people grow and need different things at different points in their life.

by Anonymousreply 7509/06/2014

By 1961, Lucy had had enough big pinga to last a lifetime. She needed something else from Gary, and she got it.

by Anonymousreply 7609/06/2014

Lucy had an affair with a married Pandro S Berman.

Allegedly.

by Anonymousreply 7703/07/2015

Gary Morton was a gold digger. He was just smart enough to know he couldn't take the money and run. He had to be in it for the long haul. He figured with Lucy's smoking and drinking she wouldn't make it past Kennedy's first term.

Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 7803/07/2015

Lucy had quite a rep as a boozer and good time gal in Jamestown long before she started in show business.

by Anonymousreply 7903/07/2015

Lucy went from O'le to Oy Veh!

by Anonymousreply 8003/07/2015

Gary signed a pre nup and was at her beck and call for 27 years.

He clearly loved her and I am tired of him being bashed.

Nobody ever says anything unkind about Desi's second wife. Bit of a double standard to say Gary was a gold digger because he came from a humble background. He was a devoted, kindhearted guy who never screwed around. He made her laugh and was a wonderful step dad to her kids.

Watch this video, it shows his deep affection for the family he married into.

by Anonymousreply 8103/07/2015

Desi Jr. lost his wife recently.

by Anonymousreply 8203/07/2015

There is a reason why Lucy had such a hard time conceiving.

by Anonymousreply 8303/07/2015

[By the time of "the Lucy Show" she was in her 50's and all the booze and cigs had lowered her voice to gravel.

She also developed nodes on her vocal cords after shout-singing for several months on stage in the musical WILDCAT in 1961.]

Amazingly Lucille Ball, spoke in a high pitched voice when she was a young contract actress. The studio vocal coaches advised her to smoke and to do vocal exercises (basically screaming at the top of her lungs) to lower her pitch. The studio vocal coaches, including Gene Tierney who became a lifelong chain smoker with a gravel voice late in life, gave this same advice to most young actresses. Also Lucille admired older actresses like Carole Lombard who had perfected a lower-pitched sexy screen voice. While riding in an open car with Desi, Lucille would do her vocal exercises (screaming).

While developing "I Love Lucy"(ILL), Lucille and Desi agreed that all rehearsals should be done in "full voice", which was basically the loud, back-of-the-theatre voice that would be used when the show was actually filmed. During ILL, Lucille was obsessive about rehearsing every show, so effectively she spent hours every day screaming her lines during rehearsal. She actually argued with and insulted some big name guest stars who refused to do all rehearsals in "full-voice".

As the earlier poster said, when Lucy appeared on Broadway in Wildcat in the early 60s, the character was written different from the Lucy character. But as the show opened and struggled to find it's way, Lucy reportedly fell back into the Lucy character, because that's what the audiences expected. Damage to her vocal cords, a lifetime of heavy smoking, drinking, menopause, screaming her lines in TV and theater rehearsals - it all began to catch up with her by the late 1950s. Her voice was seriously damaged, but she refused to make any changes.

by Anonymousreply 8403/07/2015

We did it once. No more. I had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 8503/07/2015

When Joan Rivers had her daytime talk show, she did a wonderful episode with some of Lucy's former directors, friends, and co-stars just after Lucy died. They told some great stories about Lucy. Lucy grew up very poor in Jamestown, NY. Her father died when she was young. Her grandfather and her mother DeeDee struggled to keep the family together. An accidental shooting that killed a neighbor child resulted in a lawsuit that cost the family what little security they had - Lucy's grandfather had been responsible for watching the children.

Her home life was so bad that by the time Lucy was in her teens, she was ready to escape to NYC and to try to make her fortune. Lucy was always intentionally vague about that part of her life. She would say only that she worked as model for Hattie Carnegie. One of her directors and her friends said on the Joan Rivers show that she would privately tell stories about being paid to go to parties as a young girl in NYC and finding her payment in cash under the dinner plate. As one friend said, you can bet she wasn't being paid to show up and eat. Lucy did what she had to do.

by Anonymousreply 8603/07/2015

She also posed topless.

by Anonymousreply 8703/07/2015

[quote]Nobody ever says anything unkind about Desi's second wife. Bit of a double standard to say Gary was a gold digger because he came from a humble background.

That's because Bitch Ball cheated Desi out of him money and he had basically nothing. He was broke and looking for any money when he produced the Mothers In Law.

Gary was a huge mooch who did nothing and extracted a salary for it. That is, by definition a mooch and/or toy boy.

by Anonymousreply 8803/07/2015

Of course Gary was a mooch. That guy is just defending him because they are of the same "tribe." IF you know what I mean.

by Anonymousreply 8903/07/2015

What DO you mean?

by Anonymousreply 9003/07/2015

It starts with the letter between "I" and "K" and rhymes with EEEEEWWWWWW

As in yech.

by Anonymousreply 9103/07/2015

Wasn't Lucy married for most of her adult life?

by Anonymousreply 9203/07/2015

Young Lucille as a blonde. Love this look for her.

by Anonymousreply 9303/07/2015

with keith andes in Wildcat

by Anonymousreply 9403/07/2015

Lucy was a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 9503/07/2015

Lucy must have truly loved Gary Morton. If she were going to marry a mooch she could have had her picking from almost any young, gorgeous "Wanna Be". She didn't need to settle on an old, ugly song and dance man. Take note of Juliette Mills.

by Anonymousreply 9603/07/2015

Gary Morton seemed to do nothing but play golf all day. Lucy obviously must've loved him because they were married for many years, and he didn't appear to have much income.

After all the turmoil with Desi, Lucy probably wanted a nice, quiet marriage and Gary seemed to provide that for her. Also, by the time she met Gary she was well into middle-age and probably wasn't all that interested in sex anymore.

by Anonymousreply 9703/07/2015

Gary was on the payroll. A glorified assistant.

by Anonymousreply 9803/07/2015

[quote]If she were going to marry a mooch she could have had her picking from almost any young, gorgeous "Wanna Be".

No, she couldn't. She was a sagging old booze hag. Even rich ones don't get a choice like that.

Gary Morton could've been a dog for all the sexuality between them. She'd just pat him on the head like a good dog. She was a vindictive bitch who loved to humiliate others.

by Anonymousreply 9903/07/2015

FWIW, my very late mother (1921-1978) used to exclaim that Lucy had "slept her way to the top."

Not that my mother would have had any insider information, she was born and raised in Bronxville, but this was the impression she had gleaned over the years.

(By the way, my mother also had a strong opinion about untalented actors ("They must be sleeping with someBODY!" and untalented child actors ("His/her mother/father must be sleeping with someBODY!")

She would have loved TMZ.

by Anonymousreply 10003/07/2015

R99. I still maintain that even if Lucy were a complete crone she still could have done better than Gary Morton.

by Anonymousreply 10103/07/2015

What is this vitriol for Gary Morton? He put up with Lucy's mood swings for 27 years.

He is a profile in courage, Blanche.

by Anonymousreply 10203/07/2015

Henry Fonda was in love with her and she was in love with Jack Lemon.

by Anonymousreply 10303/07/2015

R84: "Wildcat" was selling tickets, and would have continued for a fairly long run through 1961. Ball was not used to singing and dancing for eight performances a week & singing was never her strong point anyway. She was raising two kids, and not getting much rest between performances.

Desilu was financing the show, so Lucy could give up, which she did after fainting on stage and breaking a nearby actress's arm.

by Anonymousreply 10403/07/2015

She said she was "stuck in a hit".

by Anonymousreply 10503/07/2015

Pre-Hollywood, Lucy was a skimpy dressed theatrical showgirl. While not prostitution per-se, generous stage-door Johnnies were always a perk for "Broadway Babies".

With her good looks and visibility, I'd take it as a given in depression era America she would at least have come close to the line if not cross it.

And thanks to whoever bumped this thread. I wouldn't have thought to download this music video without it.

by Anonymousreply 10603/07/2015

If Wildcat was such a hit, how come it's never been revived?

by Anonymousreply 10703/07/2015

Few people know Lucille Ball died when a horse was lowered onto her, just like Catherine the Great in legend, to satisfy her tremendous septuagenarian desires.

by Anonymousreply 10803/07/2015

"No, she couldn't. She was a sagging old booze hag. Even rich ones don't get a choice like that."

It's true. Old broads can't get decent looking men.

by Anonymousreply 10903/07/2015

That's why We Love Lucy, R108.

by Anonymousreply 11003/07/2015

Definitely dated Henry Fonda, per Stefan Kanfer's book on Lucy. She also was linked to Orson Welles, William Holden, Brian Donlevy, Oscar Levant, Broderick Crawford (!), George Sanders, Franchot Tone (after his divorce from La Crawford), Lee Bowman and George Raft among others. She also did bearding duty for Cesar Romero.

Didn't Eddie Fisher claim in his memoirs that Lucy cheated on Desi with him?

When she met Desi in 1940, he was having flings with both Betty Grable and Lupe Velez.

by Anonymousreply 11103/07/2015

"She also did bearding duty for Cesar Romero."

Interesting since Desi is alleged to have allowed Romero to blow him to get Romero to stop coming on to him.

by Anonymousreply 11203/07/2015

Lucy was into threesomes. Her motto was "one in the pink one in the stink."

by Anonymousreply 11303/07/2015

Everything I've read about Henry Fonda has been bad.

Why would any woman want to be with him?

by Anonymousreply 11403/07/2015

"Even into her seventies, Lucy could not be satisfied sexually by just any one man. Her legendary affairs with the biggest male celebrities during the 1980s were legendary, from Kevin Kline to Eddie Murphy, to all the members of Duran Duran (all four at once, on one memorable occasion)."

Hey now, in the 80s there were five members of Duran Duran--though she may have taken a pass on Andy, he wasn't quite as incredibly hawt as the others.:)

by Anonymousreply 11503/07/2015

Some say she was patient zero.

by Anonymousreply 11603/07/2015

[quote]It's true. Old broads can't get decent looking men.

That's news to me!

by Anonymousreply 11703/07/2015

[quote]Watch this video, it shows his deep affection for the family he married into.

I agree, R81. Gary and Lucille really seem to have had a genuine love and affection for one another. In this video, plus a couple of others that I've seen, he comes across as a loving, kind man… a sweetheart. He was likely a good husband and companion for Lucille and brought a solid loyalty that she hadn't had before. They seemed happy and really good together.

(In that video, Desi, Jr. was a sweet kid. Lucie, Jr. seemed like a true bitch in the making.)

by Anonymousreply 11803/07/2015

Richard Mulligan was gay?!

by Anonymousreply 11903/07/2015

Probably one of the most awkward most embarassing things I have ever seen on TV was the Barbara Walters interview where Lucy went on and on and on about Desi while Gary Morton got smaller and smaller and smaller by her side. Her one great love was Desi - and Gary knew it.

by Anonymousreply 12003/07/2015

I'm surprised she didn't send Gary out for cigarettes while she was doing the interview.

by Anonymousreply 12103/07/2015

R115, good lord...... is that for real? Never heard such a thing, she didn't seem all that spry to be banging young guys.

by Anonymousreply 12203/07/2015

R88

What do you mean Lucy cheated Desi out of his money and that's why he died broke?

I always read he had a huge gambling addiction and that's how he lost his money.

by Anonymousreply 12303/07/2015

Anyone remember the story Leno told on the Tonight Show right after Lucy died?

I remember it being very touching yet incredibly funny.

All I remember is he ran into her on Rodeo Drive. She'd just had her hair done and was waiting on her driver.

She was leaning against a wall, smoking a cigarette with one knee bent and the foot touching the wall.

by Anonymousreply 12403/07/2015

i always thought she was a commuist lesbo

by Anonymousreply 12503/07/2015

I've been watching reruns of ILL all weekend on YouTube. I need to get to bed but I can't stop!

by Anonymousreply 12612/26/2016

Lucy was assexual, but she was big time into porn both straight and lesbonic, though she destested homosexuals.

by Anonymousreply 12712/26/2016

She was nuts about Desi and they married pretty early on in 1940. Divorced 20 years later and she immediately marries Gary Morton. And she was a workaholic. I don't think she played around much.

by Anonymousreply 12812/27/2016

Edith Mack Hirsch ex husband was a Thoroughbred breeder in CA and then started a dog food company. The Kal Kan history makes no mention of his name and avocation. It's kinda nasty.

by Anonymousreply 12912/27/2016

Edith and her husband were friends of Lucy and Desi. Lucie was quite fond of her. There's an interview of Lucie on YouTube where she explains the relationships. I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but I think it's the TV LEGENDS series.

by Anonymousreply 13012/27/2016

Link to the mentioned interview.

by Anonymousreply 13112/27/2016

[quote]She was nuts about Desi and they married pretty early on in 1940. Divorced 20 years later and she immediately marries Gary Morton.

Not quite, she was married to Desi, divorced him then refused to go through with signing the final papers, then she divorced him and signed the papers later on....

by Anonymousreply 13212/27/2016

Lucy craved huge dark meat. She had half of South Central, moved onto Santo Domingo, and then to Port au Prince.

by Anonymousreply 13312/27/2016

Are the rumors RE: her lesbian fling with V. Vance really true?

by Anonymousreply 13412/27/2016

r134

No Vance was lesbonic but not Lucy. As another poster said, Lucy was heavily into porn and used her ILL money to finance underground home movies as they used to call them.

Lucy was basically asexual, the only thing that got her turned on was the profits those pornos made her.

by Anonymousreply 13512/27/2016

After I ate her out, she couldn't have another woman!

by Anonymousreply 13612/27/2016

[quote] though she destested homosexuals.

I remember when PEOPLE Magazine interviewed her and she said that some of the most brilliant and creative people she knew were homosexuals and didn't think they should be treated the way that they were. Maybe she said it because she didn't want people to think she was homophobic, but this was done in the 70s where there were still massive amounts of public mistreatment and discrimination of gay people, so I doubt if she were a homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 13712/27/2016

Lucy's affair with KISS front man Gene Simmons cost her the lead in Eyes of Laura Mars in 1978. Cher caught them having sex and gave Ball a black eye and busted lip. Ball was a no show for her meeting with Jon Peters and the role went to Faye Dunaway.

by Anonymousreply 13812/27/2016

Reputed to be the early 20th century version of a call girl during her Hattie Carnegie days. the thing with Pan Berman is pretty well documented. She became overprotective of Lucie and Desi Jr because of her own sleazy past. Who knows if any of her dates led to anything.

by Anonymousreply 13912/27/2016

Lucy had a huge affair with Barry Williams during the Brady Bunch days. It nearly destroyed Gary who told her not to do it.

by Anonymousreply 14012/27/2016

Lucy had an "odor" problem like most red haireds.

by Anonymousreply 14103/23/2017
by Anonymousreply 14203/23/2017

My friend's wife grew up in Jamestown, NY and was about the same age as Lucille Ball. She said Lucy was known as the town slut.

by Anonymousreply 14303/23/2017

Sometime in the 70s, Tony Curtis left one of his many wives to move in with Keith Andes.

So the rumor goes.

by Anonymousreply 14403/23/2017

Ok - second hand (or maybe third hand?) gossip...

Eldergay here - and my mother (born 1925, died 1995) was a HUGE Lucy fan (even took me to see Mame when I was a kid in its cinema release here in Oz)...

Anyway - remember her being scandalised back in the eighties when her then dearest friend's husband told her that Lucy had been among the Hollywood stars who turned up as troop entertainment on a few of the air bases he'd been stationed at in the Pacific during WW2.

According to him, Lucy had her pick of the officers - and had a different partner in her accommodations there every night.

Can't think why he'd make it up. Didn't seem the type to do that. Mind you - he might have been parroting gossip that he'd heard that wasn't necessarily true. I mean, unless he actually saw guys go into her room or tent or wherever they put her - how could he really know for sure?

Don't even know for sure that she actually did USO type shows in the Pacific during the war at all...? (Anyone here know for sure?)

Still - every time I saw her in anything after hearing this, I liked to think it was true. Felt that Lucy certainly did her level best to help those boys in uniform...bless!

by Anonymousreply 14503/23/2017

In a backstage interview with merv griffin, after winning an emmy for here's lucy, merv asked her if she had any regrets...standing hand in hand with gary morton, she said - "I should have never divorced desi arnaz and dissapointed millions of people"

by Anonymousreply 14603/23/2017

I vanish inside when I dare to think of what Lucy had to do for Dorothy Arzner to get that leading role in "Dance, Girl, Dance."

by Anonymousreply 14703/23/2017

through all the years of reading bios I've never heard of any famous female star claiming to have had an affair with desi. even the most self proclaiming slut - shelly winters - never claimed fame of getting a hold of his grand pinga. Yet, miss ballz has an extended history in documentation. so who is the real bad boy/girl??

by Anonymousreply 14803/23/2017

R148 Desi was notorious for hiring call girls. A UPI reporter once came to the Arnaz residence to interview Desi (Lucy wasn't at home), and he found him lying naked on the floor while a bevy of nude call girls danced around him as he sang and strummed his guitar.

by Anonymousreply 14903/23/2017

r149 Link to story

Jim Bacon, veteran Hollywood reporter for the Associated Press: The big problem with their marriage was that when Desi would get drunk, he was wild. If he was out carousing, he wouldn’t call in one whore, he’d call in 18. One night when I was with him in Palm Springs, he didn’t do anything but sit on the floor naked and sing “Babaloo” with all these whores around.

Bob Weiskopf: Basically, Desi’s attitude was, “What the hell’s the matter? I love her. When I go out with women, they’re usually hookers. Those don’t count.”

by Anonymousreply 15003/23/2017

She was rumored to be a part time hooker. Allegedly she had several abortions, which is why it was so difficult for her to have children.

by Anonymousreply 15103/23/2017

Desi gave her the things she wanted the most - her children and stardom. That is why she never got over him and died not long after he did.

by Anonymousreply 15203/23/2017

[quote]Richard Mulligan was gay?!

I think you have him confused with Mickey Mouse's dog.

by Anonymousreply 15303/23/2017

R137 I remember something she said on "The Dinah Shore Show" many years ago. One of the guest remarked, "All of the ferry boats weren't running and we couldn't get to Capri.", and Lucy replied with skipping a beat, "I bet Anita Bryant would have loved that."

by Anonymousreply 15403/23/2017

Lol r137!

Does anyone remember another Lucy appeance on Dinah Shore - when one of the other guests was Valerie Harper?

Apparently the young Harper had been in the chorus of Lucy's Briadway show, "Wildcat' (I think that's it!) - and they had a photo of her clearly standing in the chorus behind Lucy in costume...

Problem was, Lucy was half in the bag by this stage - they were all frequently sipping 'coffee' from the big cups Dinah had so thoughtfully provided throughout - and you could see Lucy getting drunker the more the show went on.

Bu the time the Harper story and photo was dragged out, she was clearly over it all, and her response to it all was an utterly dismissive 'oh who the hell cares?'

It was GOLD!

The others ended up in stitches too - they also having drank quite a lot of 'coffee'...

My young, proto-gayling self just wanted to be there with them. It was far and away the most fabulous thing I'd ever seen. I couldn't believe it had happened - and it it just made me love Lucy all the more.

by Anonymousreply 15503/29/2017

Sorry - meant lol r154 - not 137! Mea culpa!

by Anonymousreply 15603/29/2017

Lucy and Patty Duke were lesbo lovers.

by Anonymousreply 15705/23/2017
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