1 Portrayal |
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on her father, Desi Arnaz
] He was big enough and smart enough - as a producer, as a performer - to allow them to make fun of his mild accent. When, in reality, anybody with half-a-brain would be congratulating this person who now speaks two languages, fluently.
First choice for the role of Rizzo in "Grease", she was allegedly dropped from consideration when her mother, Lucille Ball
, called Paramount and said, "I used to own that studio; my daughter's not doing a screen test!" Ball actually owned the studio which was bought by Paramount, Desilu. The role went to Stockard Channing
when the casting director remembered seeing her with Arnaz in the '...