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Lucille Ball’s Granddaughter Kate Luckinbill-Conner Reportedly Talks about Growing up with Her Famous Grandma

Pedro Marrero
Jul 27, 2019
07:30 P.M.
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The iconic actress Lucille Ball departed from this physical world three decades ago, but her legacy is still alive.


And because of her legacy, we don't mean just her movies: Lucille had beautiful children and grandchildren, as well as a great-granddaughter who looks a lot like her.

Lucille and Desi Arnaz had two children: their daughter Lucie and their son Desi Jr. He was quite indiscriminate in his teens and had a daughter when he was only 15 years old. He and his daughter Julia had been separated for many years and had met only in the early 1990s.


“I remember her giving me these incredible bubble baths,” she recalled. “She loved to wrap me up in towels and do my hair and makeup. She’d dress me in these silk pajamas and let me take a nap on her California king-size bed — it was just the most expansive, largest thing I’d ever seen in my life!”


Desi Jr. and Julia have managed to rebuild their father and daughter relationship, but unfortunately, Julia was never able to meet her grandmother in person. Lucille passed away a few years before his son met Julia.


“She would make a whole adventure happen for me,” said Luckinbill-Conner. “Did I want to go out and swim? Did I want to play in the playhouse outside? Did I want to eat? It felt like my world and she was just living in it.”

The 65-year-old daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz began her acting career, acting on Broadway and appearing as a guest on television shows.


“She wanted to be a mom, and she wanted to be a wife,” she said. “She also wanted to be an actress and a comedian, and she was determined to do it all. She was humble and she was a real person who just didn’t take no for an answer.”

But after her father died in 1986, Lucie knew that she wanted her work to honor her Cuban father's past as the leader of a Latin music band.

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