Lucille Ball Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers
What was Lucille Ball’s birth name?
A: Lucille Désirée Ball
On what date was Lucille Ball born?
A: August 6, 1911.
Where was Lucille Ball born?
A: Celoron, New York, U.S.
When did Lucille Ball die?
A: April 26, 1989.
What was Lucille Ball’s cause of death?
A: Abdominal Aortic Dissection
Where is Lucille Ball’s final resting place?
A: Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York
What was Lucille Ball’s father’s name?
A: Henry Durrell Ball.
What was Lucille’s mother’s name?
A: Désirée "DeDe" Evelyn Hunt.
What religion did Lucille’s family practice?
What was Lucille Ball’s ancestry?
A: Her ancestry included Scottish, French, Irish, and English.
Lucille’s father did what for a living?
A: He was a telephone lineman for Bell Telephone Company.
By the time Lucille was three, her family had moved
Jamestown to Anaconda, and then to where?
While DeDe Ball was pregnant with her second child,
Frederick, what happened to Henry Ball?
A: He contracted typhoid fever and died.
When did Lucille’s father die?
A: February 1915.
After her father died, her mother returned to where?
A: Her parents in New York.
Where were Ball and her brother, Fred Henry Ball, raised by
their mother and maternal grandparents?
A: In Celoron, New York.
Lucy loved Celoron Park, one of the best “what” in the
United States at that time?
A: Amusement areas.
Four years after the death of her father, Ball’s mother
DeDe remarried, to whom?
A: Edward Peterson.
Lucille’s mother arranged for Lucille to go to what drama
A: The John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Bette Davis was one of Lucille’s a fellow what?
After a stint as a Goldwyn Girl in Roman Scandals (1933),
Ball moved permanently to Hollywood to appear in what?
She appeared in many small movie roles in the
1930s as a
contract player for who?
A: RKO Radio Pictures.
What comedy short did Lucille appear with the Three
A: Three Little Pigskins, 1934.
She also appeared in what movie with the Marx Brothers?
A: Room Service, 1938.
In 1936 Lucille landed what role that she hoped would
lead her to Broadway?
A: Hey Diddle Diddle, a comedy set in a duplex apartment in Hollywood.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed Ball to a contract in the
but she never achieved “what” from her appearance in the studio's films?
Lucille was known in many Hollywood circles as what?
A: "Queen of the B's".
In 1938, Ball joined the cast of The Wonder Show starring
Jack which lasted how long?
A: One season.
In 1948, Ball was cast as Liz Cugat (later "Cooper"), a
wacky wife, in what radio show?
A: My Favorite Husband.
Ball was originally considered by who for the role of Mrs.
Iselin in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate?
A: Frank Sinatra.
During the mid-1980s, Ball attempted to resurrect her what?
A: Television career.
In May 1988 Ball was hospitalized after suffering what?
A: A mild heart attack.
Lucille Ball’s last public appearance, just one month
before her death, was at the what?
A: 1989 Academy Awards telecast in which she and fellow presenter, Bob Hope, were given a standing ovation.