Primarily known for her television work, Lucille Ball cut her teeth in the Hollywood studio system as a contract player. One of her early films that prevails in my mind is Miss Grant Takes Richmond a 1948 film which co-starred William Holden.
While there was nothing overly remarkable about the film itself, it answered a bit of trivia for me.
The following clip is from one of my favorite episodes from I Love Lucy.
From what I know about Lucy’s biography, she was a rather popular and influential figure in Hollywood. So when she had episodes such as the one above which featured Hollywood heavyweights, it was not a big deal. However, after watching Miss Grant Takes Richmond, I now have a starting point for where the relationship may have began:
So with that Happy Birthday Lucy!