February 14, 2008

The Friar Club Honors Lucille Ball With Her Own Room


For the first time in its 104-year history, the New York Friars Club, the comedians’ organization famous for its crass roasts, has named one of the chambers at its storied midtown clubhouse for a woman: Lucille Ball. At a commemorative event on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of the late comedienne and entertainer Desi Arnaz (who preceded his wife in death by three years), was surrounded by an intimate gathering of friends and family as she cut the ribbon on the Lucille Ball Room, a bar.

For more, read the story by David Foxley for The New York Observer.

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