Saturday, November 13, 2010

How old was Lucy when Little Ricky and Desi Jr. were born?

All right, let's banter!

QUESTION: A reader wants to know how old Lucy was when she had her baby on I Love Lucy

ANSWER:  Lucille Ball was born on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York.  She gave birth to Little Ricky on the show and to her own son in real life, Desi Arnaz Jr., on the very same day - January 19, 1953.  So, to answer the question, Lucy was 41 years old when she gave birth. 

Thanks to the reader.  I hope to hear from you again.

By the way, Lucy's sidekick, Vivian Vance, was born on July 26, 1909. She was only two years older than Lucille Ball although her character, Ethel Mertz, was supposed to be somewhat older than Lucy.  William Frawley, who played Ethel's husband, Fred Mertz, was born on February 26, 1887.  That means that William Frawley was over 22 years older than Vivian Vance.

- Joanne

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