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BEING THE RICARDOS - THE ROAD TO LUCY

Being the RicardosOn the 10th of December, 2021, Amazon Studios will be releasing the biographical drama, 'Being the Ricardos', which'll show us what went on behind the scenes during the making of the vintage sitcom, 'I Love Lucy'. It was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, and stars Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball, Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, Nina Arianda as Vivian Vance, and J. K. Simmons as William Frawley. Want to know more? Then please have a look at this...





Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball

'The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age'

Occupation: Actress, singer, studio executive, and producer
Best Known For: Her red hair
Years Active in the Industry: 1927 to 1989
Date of Birth: August 6, 1911
Place of Birth: Jamestown, New York, U.S.
Date Passed Away: April 26, 1989 (aged 77)

Trivia: Before she became the star of the sitcom, 'I Love Lucy', Lucille Ball starred in a variety of films with a number of comedic legends, such as Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, and even the Three Stooges. She also starred in a few films with Fred Astaire and her distant maternal cousin, Ginger Rogers, until she eventually made her way to radio and then the small screen.


Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz

'If you don't know what to do, don't do anything'

Occupation: Actor, musician, bandleader, and producer
Best Known For: Playing the conga drums
Years Active in the Industry: 1936 to 1982
Date of Birth: March 2, 1917
Place of Birth: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Date Passed Away: December 2, 1986 (aged 69)

Trivia: Lucy's first husband, Desi Arnaz, escaped from Cuba in the 1930s because his father was the mayor of Santiago and they had to flee the country due to the revolution. Eventually, Desi and his family made their way to Miami, Florida, where he learned English, formed a band, and became a fairly popular performer.


Vivian Vance
Vivian Vance

'When I die, there will be people who send flowers to Ethel Mertz'

Occupation: Actress and singer
Best Known For: Her association with Lucy
Years Active in the Industry: 1926 to 1978
Date of Birth: July 26, 1909
Place of Birth: Cherryvale, Kansas, U.S.
Date Passed Away: August 17, 1979 (aged 70)

Trivia: Similar to Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance had to flee her home at an early age due to problems with her family. In her case, though, she didn't escape from a revolution, but she did escape from her mother, Euphemia Mae (Ragan) Jones, who didn't like the thought of her daughter becoming an actress because of her strict religious beliefs.


William Frawley
William Frawley

'To tell you the truth, I don't give much thought to television as a field of endeavor'

Occupation: Actor
Best Known For: Being miserable
Years Active in the Industry: 1914 to 1965
Date of Birth: February 26, 1887
Place of Birth: Burlington, Iowa, U.S.
Date Passed Away: March 3, 1966 (aged 79)

Trivia: Vivian's on-screen husband, William Frawley, began his career in 1914 when he and his real wife, Edna Louise Broedt, formed a comedy double act and performed on stage in vaudeville (till they eventually divorced in the 1920s). William also performed on Broadway and starred in films made by Paramount Studios (both silent and with sound).



Amazon Studios will release 'Being the Ricardos' in theaters on the 10th of December, 2021, and then on Amazon Prime Video on the 21st of December, 2021.

BEING THE RICARDOS - THE ROAD TO LUCY BEING THE RICARDOS - THE ROAD TO LUCY Reviewed by David Andrews on December 07, 2021 Rating: 5

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