Lucie Désirée Arnaz (born July 17, 1951) is an American actor, singer, and producer.   
Early life and education
Lucie Arnaz was born and raised in
Los Angeles, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and is the sister of actor Desi Arnaz Jr.   
She lived for a few years in New York City when she was 10 years old, and attended St. Vincent Ferrer School, along with her brother, and attended the Roman Catholic  Immaculate Heart High School. 
Arnaz, her mother Lucille Ball, and her brother Desi Jr., in
walk-on roles on her mother's television series , Arnaz made her acting debut in a continuing role in the series The Lucy Show from 1968 to 1974. She played Kim Carter, the daughter of the eponymous Lucy--who was played by Arnaz's real-life mother, Here's Lucy Lucille Ball.   
Arnaz branched out into television roles independent of her family from the mid-1970s. In 1975, she played murder victim
Elizabeth Short in an NBC telefilm of , Who is the Black Dahlia?  and she starred with  Lyle Waggoner and Tommy Tune in Welcome to the "World", special commemorating the grand opening of The Wonderful World of Disney Space Mountain at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In 1978, she appeared in an episode of  Fantasy Island as a woman desperately trying to save her marriage. She has continued to make appearances in a number of popular television series over the years, including  , Murder, She Wrote , Marcus Welby, M.D. (CBS, 1991), Sons and Daughters and  .
Law & Order
Arnaz also had a short-lived series of her own,
, on The Lucie Arnaz Show CBS in 1985. The reviewer for described the show as "the always ingratiating Miss Arnaz as a psychologist who not only writes an advice column, but also takes calls from listeners on her own radio program." The New York Times   
Another eponymous series, this one a
late-night-style talk show, aired for one season from 1995 to 1996. It was unsuccessful, but would use the same format a year later to much greater success, prompting Arnaz's agent to pitch a revival that would not be picked up. The Rosie O'Donnell Show 
She won an
Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special, in 1993 for her documentary about her parents, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.     
Arnaz also had a lengthy career in
musical theatre. In the summer of 1978, she played the title role in at the Annie Get Your Gun Jones Beach Theatre on Long Island, New York. This was the first production at Jones Beach Theatre after the death of longtime producer  Guy Lombardo.
She made her Broadway debut in February 1979 in the musical  . They're Playing Our Song Arnaz won the  Theatre World Award  and the  Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Sonia Walsk. In 1986, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her tour with Tommy Tune in the international company of the musical . My One and Only  
She has numerous other theater credits, both in the United States and abroad:
(first national company, 1974 Seesaw ),  , Whose Life Is It Anyway? ( The Guardsman Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey, January 1984 ),  (Concert at The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True Lincoln Center, 1995, televised   ),  Sonia Flew (Coconut Grove Playhouse, Florida, April 2006 ),  (London, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, June 2000 The Witches of Eastwick  ),  ( Vanities Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1976 as "Kathy" ), Neil Simon's  (Broadway Lost in Yonkers ),  (Broadway, May 23, 2006, to September 3, 2006 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Terence McNally's  (Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Master Class Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April to May 1999 ).
In 2010, Arnaz performed (along with
Raúl Esparza and Valarie Pettiford) in and directed Babalu: A Celebration of the Music of Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra. A Miami, Florida performance was given in July 2010. 
She toured in
in 2014, playing the role of Berthe, the title character's grandmother. Pippin She appeared on Broadway in  Pippin, from October 9, 2014 to November 9, 2014.  
Arnaz made feature-film appearances, including
(1980) in which she co-starred with The Jazz Singer Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier. She earned a nomination for the 1981  Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. 
Arnaz was a Trustee on the Board of The American Theatre Wing for 15 years (1999-2014). From about 2002 to 2007, Arnaz was the president of the board of directors of the
Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, New York. She resigned over a dispute with the executive director over the future direction of the Center.  
In October 2008, Arnaz and longtime family friend, Hollywood columnist and Turner Classic Movies host
Robert Osborne participated in a tribute to Arnaz's mother, Lucille Ball, at the Paley Center For Media in New York City. The program, "Lucie and Lucy: Lucie Arnaz Shares Treasures From The Family Video Collection", included a discussion between Osborne and Arnaz about Ball, and also focused on Ball's last long-running series,  (which was celebrating its 40th anniversary), as well as several of Ball's television specials and guest appearances during the 1970s, which Arnaz had recently donated to the Paley Center for Media.
Arnaz appeared live on stage in Jamestown at the Reg Lenna Palace Civic Center on August 3, 2012, to promote the Lucille Ball Festival of New Comedy in which new comedians are invited to perform. She gave tribute to both her parents, and expressed a desire to further expand the Festival of New Comedy and expand the Jamestown, New York, Lucy Fest. She gave the history behind the Lucy-Desi Museum and Lucy-Desi Playhouse, and the 2011 birthday centenary for Lucille Ball (which was recorded in the
for the highest number of people dressed like Lucille Ball in one place at one time), and announced intent to start using the recently renovated Jamestown train station to further the mission and vision of the Lucille Ball Festival of New Comedy. Lucie Arnaz praised and appeared on stage with the new executive director of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center and applauded her work and dedication to the festival.
Guinness Book of World Records
Comedians who performed at the 2012 Festival of New Comedy included
Billy Gardell, Paula Poundstone and Tammy Pescatelli.   
Arnaz has married twice, to actor Phil Vandervort (1971) and actor-writer
Laurence Luckinbill (June 22, 1980 - present).   Luckinbill and Arnaz live in  Palm Springs, California. 
Arnaz has three children together with Luckinbill: Simon, Joseph and Katharine Luckinbill.
Luckinbill has two sons from his previous marriage: Nicholas and Benjamin Luckinbill.
Arnaz attended an all-girls Catholic high school mainly because of its good drama program.
She is a member of the  Unity Church. 
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