Lunch Break Video: Today is Lucie Arnaz’s birthday – see her unforgettable tribute to her mom
Yeah, she got her first TV series job on her mom’s TV show Here’s Lucy but it was clear from the beginning that Lucie Arnaz deserved to be there.
I grew up watching her as Kim Carter and thought she was so funny and cool. She went on to conquer Broadway (They’re Playing Our Song, Pippin), the London stage (Witches of Eastwick), movies (The Jazz Singer) and continues to dazzle in live shows around the world.
Through it all, Lucie has protected her mother’s legacy and the masterpiece that is I Love Lucy winning an Emmy for a TV documentary about the classic series that starred her parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Lucie, who turns 64 today, paid the most unbelievable tribute to her mom in 1984 when Miss Ball was one of the first seven to be inducted into the very first TV Hall of Fame. Lucie was appearing on Broadway and could not make the show in Hollywood but her musical number via video and remarks from her and her brother Desi left the TV legend in absolute tears.
I remember this number because I had audio recorded it but it was not until today that I found it on YouTube. So this is the first time 30 years that I got to watch this again.
Hope you enjoy!