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How can I watch the documentary about Lucy and Desi?

LUCILLE BALL and Desi Arnaz each left a legacy – both alone and as a couple.

A documentary about the two aired in March 2022.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in Amy Poehler's new documentary

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in Amy Poehler’s new documentary

How can I watch the documentary about Lucy and Desi?

On Friday, March 4th, 2022 Lucie and Desi premiered over Prime video.

Directed by Amy Poehlerthe two-hour film tells the love story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Lucy and Desi is available exclusively through Amazon‘s streaming service, which offers a 30-day free trial for those who haven’t already subscribed.

After completing the trial, memberships start at $14.99 per month.

“They were real misfits, and I think you can sense it when you see them in the 1950s — that they were these two very talented performers who were kind of ready,” Poehler said via Harper’s Bazaar.

“I like to think of the project as two songs played in different places, and when the mashup came together, it was like the best song ever.”

The first-time documentary director continued, “They were married and in love, and that’s often not very interesting to watch. But with Lucy and Desi, there was just this real vibe and electricity between them.”

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Who was Lucille Ball?

Born on August 6, 1911, Lucille Ball was a multi-talented entertainer who is fondly remembered for her sense of humor.

In 1926, Lucy’s mother enrolled the then 15-year-old at the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts NYC.

Two years later, Lucy began working as a model.

In the early 1930s, Lucy began landing bit parts in theater productions around town.

In 1933 she followed suit Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career.

Shortly after meeting Desi Arnaz, the two fled in November 1940.

Together, the couple created the sitcom I Love Lucy.

1951 her welcomed her first child – Lucy.

Two years later, Desi Jr. was born.

Lucy and Desi divorced in 1960 and the star remarried comedian Gary Morton the following year.

Lucille Ball died in April 1989 at the age of 77.

Lucy and Desi remained friends despite their divorce

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Lucy and Desi remained friends despite their divorcePhoto credit: AP:Associated Press

Who was Desi Arnaz?

Born on March 2, 1917, Desi Arnaz was an actor, musician and producer.

After high school, Desi formed a band and started performing around Miami.

He quickly became popular in the new York club scene.

After being cast in a film role, Desi followed suit Hollywood where he soon after met and married Lucy.

Desi was drafted to serve during Second World Warleft after two years.

In 1963, Desi married his second wife – Edith Hirsch – but continued to maintain a friendly relationship with Lucy.

During his final days, the formal couple spent time watching old tapes of I Love Lucy.

On December 2, 1986, Desi died from a battle with lung cancer.

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