This title examines the remarkable life of Lucille Ball. Readers will learn about Ball's family background, childhood, education, and work as the beloved comic actress on the groundbreaking television show I Love Lucy. Color and black & white photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.