Actress, genius, icon, the woman who came out of nowhere and conquered Hollywood in movies, radio, and of course television.
Lucy’s brilliant but self-destructive first husband, who was also her business partner and most important creative collaborator.
Host of The Plot Thickens and Turner Classic Movies, Ben is a journalist, movie expert and scion of a legendary showbiz family.
Key figure in the New York fashion world and an important early mentor to Lucy.
One of the all-time great stage moms, whose powerful influence benefited Lucy.
Lucy’s mother and biggest fan, who never missed a show featuring her daughter.
Lucy’s grandfather, known in Los Angeles for his outspoken political views.
Small-time Borscht Belt comedian who pursued Lucy until she said yes.
Legendary comedienne and actress who became one of Lucy’s closest friends.
Triple-threat whose love-hate relationship with Lucy brought out the best in them.
Gruff character actor who scored the role of a lifetime with I Love Lucy.
Beloved host of TCM who was mentored by Lucy early in his career.
Innovative producer who moved from radio to television and helped invent the modern sitcom.
One of the first female comedy writers in Hollywood and a close collaborator with Lucy on multiple projects.
Bob Carroll Jr.
One of Lucy’s most versatile writers, who along with Madelyn Pugh created hundreds of episodes of TV.