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How Amy Poehler Captured a ‘Modern’ Take on ‘Outsiders’ Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Amazon Doc

Click here to read the full article. There’s very little Amy Poehler can’t do. She serves as an executive producer on four projects currently on the air, including Emmy contenders “Russian Doll” and “Making It,” which she also co-hosts. She also voices two leading characters on Fox’s animated series “Duncanville,” which she co-created. Though she’s stepped behind the camera many times over the course of her career, this year came with a whole new challenge: directing an Amazon Prime Video documentary about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, titled “Lucy and Desi.” Luckily, the timing was perfect. “Working on a documentary during these...
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‘I Love Lucy’ star Desi Arnaz got sober a year before his death, daughter says: ‘I was very proud of him’

Desi Arnaz achieved sobriety towards the end of his life with the help of his son, Desi Arnaz Jr. The late actor’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, opened up about her famous parents in the upcoming documentary for Amazon Prime Video titled "Lucy and Desi." The film, directed by Amy Poehler, features archival footage and recordings of the pair’s stories told in their own words. It premieres on March 4.
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Vault: The death of 'I Love Lucy' star Desi Arnaz in 1986

This report on the death of Desi Arnaz, who had lung cancer, aired on Dec. 2, 1986, the day of his death. Lucie Arnaz, his daughter, says her father died in her arms, and urged people not to smoke. She says her dad was the "I" in "I Love Lucy."
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