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True Stories From Lucille Ball's Troubled Childhood

Updated 28 Jun 2019 72.4k views9 items

I Love Lucy is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, but the life of Lucille Ball was full of almost as much suffering as success. Ball came from an economically disadvantaged background, with a variety of toxic familial and romantic relationships. It took hard work, resilience, and a little luck for Ball to thrive beyond the difficulties life handed her.

Perhaps inspired by the struggles of her youth, Lucille Ball became one of the world's favorite comedians. We all know the remarkable happiness she brought to the world, but these lesser-known stories from Ball's youth are full of rebellion, conflict, and tragedy.

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