Lucie Arnaz began her career in a recurring role on The Lucy Show, opposite her mother, Lucille Ball. At age 15, she became a series regular on Here’s Lucy, a show which ran for six seasons. She starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show and later in the critically acclaimed Sons & Daughters on CBS.
On the big screen, Arnaz starred in movies such as The Jazz Singer opposite Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. On the stage, Arnaz played many of the best women’s roles in the theatre, including Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Daisy Mae in L’il Abner, and others. In 2006, she opened in Sonia Flew, co-starring with her youngest child, then a theatre major at University of Miami, Katharine Desiree Luckinbill. During her Broadway career, Arnaz received awards from The Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle, Theatre World, and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards.
Lucie Arnaz has also helmed production retrospectives based on the iconic fame of her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. With her husband, Larry Luckinbill, she teamed up to form ArLuck Entertainment, producing the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie.
In 2010, Arnaz was artistic director for Babalu, a celebration of the Latin music craze of the ’40s and ’50s as seen through the music of The Desi Arnaz Orchestra presented for the Lyric and Lyricist Series in New York City. A dynamic vocalist, her newest CD, Latin Roots was released through LML Music.
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