Lucille Ball Pregnant at 40

Starting off as a model, and then on to Broadway, only to become one of the most well known actresses of all time, Lucille Ball was one of a kind. In 1962, she became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu. She also won four Emmy’s and many other awards throughout her career. 

In 1951, at almost 40 years of age, Lucille Ball gave birth to her first child, Lucie Desiree Arnaz. A year and a half later she gave birth to their second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV, known as Desi Arnaz, jr.

During her pregnancies, CBS, wouldn’t allow the word “pregnant” to be said on TV and used the word, “expecting” instead. Here in the following pictures, Lucille is “expecting”.

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