Kate Luckinbill-Conner, the granddaughter of Lucille Ball, paid homage to her late grandmother while announcing the launch of “The Lucy Legacy” on her Facebook post, which included a video of the event.
During the gala event which commemorated the 30th death anniversary of Lucille Ball on April 24, her granddaughter, Kate Luckinbill-Conner, announced the relaunch of “The Lucy Legacy,” which was later posted on her Facebook account.
Luckinbill-Conner touchingly talked about her late grandmother, describing her as someone who “always did her homework, studied her lines, and showed up ready to do the work,” is an inspiration to many other people in the industry.
“That is the legacy she left women: show up, do the work, be the best, don’t take no for an answer. That way, no one can ignore you,” she said.
“The Lucy Legacy” aims “to bring Lucy, Desi and the whole crew into the present,” and to highlight Ball’s contributions and characteristics, which have greatly influenced television.
The project urges fans to follow “The Lucy Legacy’s” social media accounts to know more about Ball and participate in an active discussion and different activities.
“We want fans to share their stories of love and positivity… We just want a reminder that you -- we -- can be better. Join us on Facebook and Instagram, and keep an eye out for products that we feel are more representative than just a conveyor belt of chocolates and a funny face. Experiences that represent the impact of generations on not just one, but three, generations of Americans,” Luckinbill-Conner said.
Ball’s daughter and Luckinbill-Conner mother, Lucie Arnaz, also said a couple of words that were shown through a video as she could not attend the event. She shared her gratefulness for having her parents’ dream of having live audiences and “three-camera filmed television series” come to life.
Ball passed away 30 years ago. Among her television appearances are her self-produced sitcoms, “I love Lucy,” “The Lucy Show,” “Here’s Lucy,” and “Life with Lucy.”
At the young age of 12, the iconic actress already auditioned for her first role, which she was cast as part of a local stage production.
In 1950, she founded Desilu Productions with her husband, Desi Arnaz, which made her the first female to run a major Hollywood studio, producing “I Love Lucy,” “Star Trek,” “Mission Impossible,” and “The Untouchables.”