Desiree Eveline “DeDe” <I>Hunt</I> Ball

Desiree Eveline “DeDe” Hunt Ball

Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Death 20 Jul 1977 (aged 84)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6780216 · View Source
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Mother of legendary comedian Lucille Ball

Date: Thursday, July 21, 1977 Paper: San Diego Union (San Diego, California) Page: 2

LOS ANGELES—Desire [DeDe] Ball, 84-year-old mother of Lucille Ball and described as the comedienne’s greatest rooter and constant visitor to Lucy’s movie and television sets, has died of natural causes, a family spokesman said yesterday.

Mrs. Ball died Tuesday night at her home in the exclusive Brentwood area of West Los Angeles. She had had been in ill health for a number of years, the spokesman said.

Called DeDe by her daughter and friends, Mrs. Ball was active in show business herself at one time, starring as a concert pianist in Jamestown, N.Y.
She was formerly buried here.
She was the mother of Lucille Ball she stared in My Favorite Husband and every episode of I Love Lucy cause she was Lucy.

Cause of Death: Old Age/natural cause

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