Lucille Ball

by ethnic on April 23, 2009

Birth Name: Lucille Désirée Ball

Date of Birth: August 6, 1911

Place of Birth: Jamestown, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 26, 1989

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, along with distant Scottish, Welsh, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)

Lucille Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, singer, producer, and film studio executive.

Lucille was the daughter of Désirée Evelyn (Hunt) and Henry Durrell Ball. Her family was Baptist. Lucille was married to entertainer Desi Arnaz and comedian Gary Morton.

Lucy’s paternal grandfather was Jasper Clinton Ball (the son of Clinton Manross Ball and Cynthia T. Dale). Lucy’s great-grandfather Clinton was the son of Isaac Ball and Sarah Manross. Cynthia was the daughter of Jesse Dale and Mary “Polly” Lamb.

Lucy’s paternal grandmother was Nellie Rebecca Durrell (the daughter of George Osborne/Osborn Durrell and Anna/Anne Jane Jewell). George was the son of Newman Durrell and Sally Bennet/Bennett Osborn/Osborne. Anna was the daughter of Daniel Jewell and Clarissa “Clara” Cox.

Lucy’s maternal grandfather was Frederick Charles Hunt (the son of Reuben Hunt and Eveline Frances Bailey). Reuben was the son of Elvin Hunt and Sylvia Lee. Eveline was the daughter of Eaton Bailey and Melissa.

Lucy’s maternal grandmother was Flora Belle Orcutt (the daughter of William C. Orcutt and Helen Sabina Sprague). William was the son of Cyrus Orcutt and Mary Ellen Grover. Helen was the daughter of James B. Sprague and Angeline S. Greene.

Sources: Genealogies of Lucille Ball –

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

guyinsf August 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Her autobiography states she she has French ancestry on her mom’s side.

sjean December 29, 2010 at 5:42 am

Creole Kid, you are racist.

adrian November 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

I bet you dont even know what creole means. Same meaning as cajun. You caucasian and african? That’s called mullato.

Molly December 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

Cajun and Creole are not the same thing. Cajuns are french descendents of canada and creoles have mixed spanish, french, native american, and so on

V.E.G. May 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Lucille Ball is the cousin of George Washington, the President of the United States and the General of the Armies of the United States.

ethnic July 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Maybe at face value her ethnic mix is not as interesting as say Alicia Keys’ but I think her cultural mix makes for interesting discussion.

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