THE SCREENING ROOM: We Love Lucy! Happy Birthday Lucille Ball (Video)

By Playbill Staff
August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012, marks what would have been Lucille Ball's 101st birthday. Playbill.com is loving Lucy today with a handful of video performances from her career.



Ball appeared on Broadway only once, in the 1960 Cy Coleman-Carolyn Leigh musical Wildcat, but she also appeared in the musical film of Jerry Herman's "Mame" and numerous variety specials.

Here's a look:

Lucy sings "Jitterbug Bite" from the 1940 film "Dance, Girl, Dance!"

Lucille Ball and Paula Stewart sing "Hey, Look Me Over" from Wildcat.

Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett sing "You Came A Long Way From St Louis."

Though Lucy doesn't perform, here's a deeply moving Kennedy Center Honors tribute to the icon, featuring words by Desi Arnaz, and performances by Bea Arthur, Valerie Harper and Pam Dawber.

Singing "The Surfboard Came Back By Itself" with Mel Torme.

Spoofing Carol Channing.

Lucille Ball sings "Comedy Is No Joke" on "Bob Hope's 50 Years at NBC."

Performing "It's Today" in the film of "Mame."

Saluting Bob Hope with "Hey, Look Me Over" at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Lucy sings "Mainstreet, U.S.A."

Singing "Bosom Buddies" with Bea Arthur in the film of "Mame."