Lucille (Ball) Morton was born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, to Henry Durrell Ball and Désirée "DeDe" (Hunt) Ball.
She was best known as the star of the self produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy. She was an Actress, comedian, model, singer, film studio executive, and TV producer. She became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu Productions, in 1963.
Lucille attended the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts 
Actor/producer Desi Arnaz (married 1940, divorced 1960) with whom she costarred and produced. This first married occurred in a judge's chambers in Greenwich, Connecticut, but after years of marital problems, they reconciled and were married in a church ceremony.
Comedian Gary Morton (married 1961 until her death in 1989)
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K97Z-9JK : accessed 19 April 2016), Lucille Ball, Tract 387, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-62, sheet 6A, family 211, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 222.
I just found out through FamilySearch.org by using their RelativeFinder.org app that Lucy is my 9th cousin 2 x removed. My grandmother, Leone BUBECK nee DAVISON always said I reminded her of Lucy in looks and personality when I was a teenager. :-)
My favorite actor of all time. I remember staying up late at night on Saturdays to watch the Lucy and Desi Comedy Hour. At 10 years old it was the highlight of my week. I have seen nearly every episode of I love Lucy and the Comedy Hour, and they never get old. They are classic, timeless, and incomparable.
She was sent to live with her Grandmother Peterson at a young age. Grandmother Peterson was very strict and believed that happiness was a sin and looking in a mirror was a sign of vanity. Mirrors were banned as was having fun. Lucy would play in the chicken coop (it became her castle) and she had an imaginary friend named Sassafrassa. Sassafrassa gave her compliments and told her how beautiful she was. She would make faces in the windows of the trolly car to see the possibilities but would get in trouble if she was caught looking at herself. In 1952 and 1953, the studios did not think anyone would watch a wacky redhead and her Cuban husband. Two out of three households with TVs proved them wrong however every Monday Night.
Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 52-53, Harper Collins Publish