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List of famous people who are friends with Lucille Ball, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Every person on this list has either been seen in public with Lucille Ball, or is known to be acquaintances or best friends with Lucille Ball. From the people who have had a falling out with Lucille Ball to Lucille Ball's current best friends, these are the people that Lucille Ball has or had a relationship with at some point. If you notice that any of Lucille Ball's celebrity friends are missing from the list, you can add them below and make this list of Lucille Ball's friends that much better.

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Barbara Pepper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Barbara Pepper was an American stage, television, radio, and film actress. She is best known as the first "Doris Ziffel" on the sitcom Green Acres. ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1915-1969)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Music Man, Green Acres, The Lady Eve, Auntie Mame Castle on the Hudson, + more

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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy ...more

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Age: Died at 100 (1903-2003)

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Author Athlete, + more

Credits: The Bob Hope Show, The 50th Annual Academy Awards, Bob Hope: The First 90 Years, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

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#63 on The Funniest People of All Time

#49 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#6 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever

#89 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

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Carole Lombard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her highly neurotic, energetic and often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s. Lombard was born into a wealthy family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1908-1942)

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: To Be or Not to Be, My Man Godfrey, Made for Each Other, Nothing Sacred

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#98 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#77 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Ginger Rogers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made 73 films, collaborating with Fred Astaire as a romantic lead actress and dancing partner in a series of ten ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1911-1995)

Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Artist

Credits: Top Hat, The Gay Divorcee, Swing Time, Shall We Dance

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#58 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#35 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#57 on Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

#13 on The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

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Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Comedian, Actor

Credits: The Jack Benny Program, To be or not To Be, Broadway Melody of 1936, George Washington Slept Here

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#92 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#25 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

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Mary Wickes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Mary Wickes was an American film and television character actress. ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1910-1995)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Women, Sister Act, The Music Man Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, + more

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Vivian Vance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Friends of Lucille Ball
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Vivian Vance was an American television and theater actress and singer. Vance is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to Lucille Ball on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, and as Vivian Bagley on The Lucy Show. ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1909-1979)

Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: I Love Lucy, The Great Race, The Lucy Show, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour I Love Lucy, + more

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