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Lucille Ball's 100th birthday marked with look-alike contest

August 6, 2011 |  9:13 am


L.A. will mark the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball on Saturday with a Lucy look-alike contest in Hollywood.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of her "I Love Lucy" television show. Ball died in 1989.

The Hollywood Museum has a new exhibit celebrating both Ball and her show that opened Thursday. The museum has scheduled the look-alike contest as well as a birthday cake celebration.

There has also been a screening of some of Ball's movies at the Egyptian Theater this week.

Ball's daughter, Lucy Arnaz, told The Times in an interview this week that it's striking how many people love her mother and her show. "I hear the same kind of stories from the same age people decade after decade as if it were the film 'Groundhog Day.' It is bizarre to be me."

"I think she would, of course, be extremely honored and proud."

[Correction: This story originally said Ball died in 1987. She actually died in 1989.]


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Photo: Scene from "I Love Lucy." Credit: CBS