Lucille Ball's Granddaughter, Kate, Inherited Her Talents, Sense Of Humor, And Beauty
It will be hard to find someone who hasn’t at least heard of I Love Lucy. The American TV sitcom won five Emmy awards and became the most watched show in America for four of its six seasons.
Since 1951, I Love Lucy has been drawing to the screen viewers all over the world with its charming and light-hearted humor. The show still remains popular across the world and collects 40 million viewers every year.
One of the stars and creators of the most influential sitcoms in history, Lucille Ball, went on to make a dynasty of talented actors and performers. Her children, Desi and Lucie Arnaz, both starred in Here’s Lucy sitcom with their funny mama, which ran from 1968-1974.
Desi is the owner of the Historic Boulder Theatre and helps direct non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company. Lucie starred in many Broadway shows and also won an Emmy for her documentary about her parents, titled Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.
Lucie Arnaz has been married to actor and writer Laurence Luckinbill since 1980, who she has three children with: Simon, Joseph, and Katharine Luckinbill. Kate seems to have inherited the beauty and talent that runs in the family.
Katharine has been immersed in show business from a very young age. She remembers how she used to fall asleep as an 8-year-old in her mother’s dressing room at the Richard Rogers Theatre, when Lucie Arnaz was appearing in Lost in Yonkers on Broadway:
I also remember all the cruise ship and nightclub gigs she did all around the world, and spending Christmases in Chicago and other towns when she was playing these big amphitheaters. My dad would pay me $5 an hour to cue him on his lines when he was doing his one-man shows.
Because Kate saw everything that was going on behind the scenes of showbiz, she didn’t want to be a part of it. But she changes her mind at 16.
There was a time in my life where I was starting to get involved in my high school productions and I was getting lead (roles). I began to think, ‘Hey, maybe I can do this'.
Now 33-year-old Kate auditions regularly for stage and film roles. She also made her first cabaret debut in LOVE.
Kate doesn’t dream of stardom. She just wants to have a steady employment and to be seen as herself, Katharine Luckinbill, and not as her famous mother and grandmother.