Lucille Ball: Rare Photos of a Comedy Icon

Lucille Ball, 1942. An outtake from John Florea's 1942 photo essay on Ball, which touted her as being on the brink of fame after a decade of kicking around Hollywood.
Actresses
1942
1958
John Florea—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

On the anniversary of the Oct. 15, 1951, debut of "I Love Lucy" on CBS, LIFE.com presents rare photos of Lucille Ball. Read More

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