This gallery features the glamorous, young, Lucille Ball, including a baby photo, photos from her years as a teenager, as well as into her mid-20’s when she first started gaining success as a model in the early 1930s. She was born on August 6, 1911 in Celoron, New York and is known for being one of the most influential American sex icons of the century. At only 14 years old, she started dating a 23-year-old man named Johnny DeVita. Her mother strongly disapproved of the relationship but when it didn’t end after several weeks like she expected it to, she decided to pull all of her money together to send her daughter to the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts in New York City, where Bette Davis was also attending. It took several attempts and years of hard work before the part-time model would become successful as an actress. She starred on Broadway, in several films and her most notable performance is on the famous television show I Love Lucy. She died on April 26, 1989 at the age of 77. Enjoy these photos of young Lucille Ball.