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Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaks About The Connection He Had With The Late Award-Winning Actress Lucille Ball: "I Was Saved"

Date July 31, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a household name in Hollywood. However, his journey to be top hasn't been without the help of some people. One of which includes the famous Lucille Ball.

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Arnold and Lucille's first film

In 1974, Arnold and Lucille starred in the comedy film 'Happy Anniversary and Goodbye' directed by Jack Donohue. Lucille played the role of Norma alongside Art Carney who played the role of Malcolm Michaels.

They acted as a middle-aged couple who were facing a midlife crisis and decided to separate.

After a while, they both discovered they were still in love with each other. 'Norma' was enamored by Arnold Schwarzenegger who played a short role in the movie as the Italian Massage therapist 'Rico.'

Lucille saved me

Arnold revealed on the show 'In-Depth Graham Bensinger' that the 'Life with Lucy' star was the one who actually called him for the role he played in Happy Anniversary and Goodbye.

And after a week of rehearsal, he performed live for the first time.

Because the actor was still learning English, he did not understand what a live performance meant, and when he went on stage and saw the audience, he froze.

However, at that moment, Lucille Ball saw his dilemma and 'saved him.' She immediately advised him to do something with his massage table in order not to look silly.

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Also, in his book 'Total Recall,' the actor revealed another incidence where Lucille jumped in and helped him. He was asked to say a joke in an event, however, he was unprepared.

The actress intervened assuring everyone that she knew he was funny since she had worked with him before.

Lucille Ball's death

On April 18, 1989, the actress complained of chest pain. She was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with dissecting aortic aneurysm. She had an aortic transplant, which was successful.

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Sadly, on April 26 she experienced severe back pain and lost consciousness, the actress died at the age of 77.

Until she passed away, Arnold Schwarzenegger described her as a sweetheart who continued to encourage him.

He said that she was incredibly supportive and advised him to study hard and not to listen to naysayers.

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She always sent him letters after each movie to tell him how she was proud of him.

Arnold and Lucille shared a beautiful celebration. It is wonderful that even in Hollywood, there are still some sincere, mutual relationships.