Marie Osmond shared a rare throwback photo of herself with Lucille, ball, writing she feels blessed to have worked with her amid other descriptions.
Marie Osmond is a talented singer, actress, and talk show host, who always refers to Lucille Ball, as a significant influence on her life and career.
Osmond took to Instagram recently to share throwback photos of the two of them from when Ball still lived and performed.
The first picture in black and white showed the two women dressed in black outfits hugging each other. In the second, there were several memes with Ball's face, as well as different funny emoji faces attached.
Osmond wrote alongside the photos that the late legendary comedian was “Beautiful, funny, strong, and the first female to own her studio.” She added,
“I feel blessed to have known and worked with her.”
This is not the first time the singer is talking about Ball; in 2013, she told The Telegraph that the late comedian-actress was one of her heroines. The actress said she loved to use humour in her talk shows, and the bit she knows about comedy, she learnt from watching the deceased.
In Osmond’s words, the late mother-of-two had what she called “The most wonderful comedic timing,” and proved that humour didn’t have to come from a dark and angry place.
Lucille Ball was a lot of things to different people, and to her granddaughter, Kate Luckinbill-Conner, she was the best grandmother in the world.
In a past interview, Kate described her grandmother as a normal girl from upstate New York, who did not plan to become an icon, but did. She added that all the deceased wanted was to be a wife, an actress, and a comedian, and she accomplished it and was great at it.
Ball was equally excellent at a lot of things, and she set records too. The actress became the first female to appear in an interracial marriage on television with the late Cuban actor, Desi Arnaz, who was also her real-life husband.
The “I Love Lucy” star started the production company Desilu in 1950; it’s a combination of her name that of Arnaz, and in ‘67, it became a part of Paramount Pictures.
The comedy queen was also the first actress to act pregnant on television with a real-life pregnancy, and she had her two children — Lucie Desiree Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. — in her 40s.
Ball died in ’89, but her legacy lives on through friends like Osmond and her grand-daughter, Kate.