Woman out to prove kinship to Lucille...

Woman out to prove kinship to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

There are 69 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jul 12, 2009, titled Woman out to prove kinship to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Cassandria Carlson avoided watching episodes of "I Love Lucy" up until a few years ago, when she fell asleep on the couch and woke up to a rerun.

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Modern Medicine

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#69 Jul 16, 2009
AVA wrote:
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You know this is a brillant idea!
That something that you never have.
Modern Medicine

United States

#70 Jul 16, 2009
AVA wrote:
I would not think if she was given up and adopted that she would be entitled to any money, but maybe if there are any Attorneys reading this that they could answer the question.
The question is why are you so mean and nasty?

San Diego, CA

#71 Jul 17, 2009
I don't see any physical similarities between Madeline Jane Dee and any of the Ball/Arnaz family. I have seen so many images of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. in their early childhood; their little faces are emblazoned in my mind. And those images do not look even remotely like the young Madeline to me. Beyond that, the inconsistencies in Ms. Carlson's story are disturbing. When this story first broke in 2008, the claim was being made that her mother was a "love child" between Lucy and Desi that would have caused a scandal. Seemingly, Ms. Carlson was not aware that Lucy and Desi had been married more than six years at that point, so there would have been no cause for scandal. More recently the story has changed to, Lucy and Desi were estranged at the time, and she wanted to conceal the pregnancy from him. Ms. Carlson's PR people just days ago put out a press release claiming that in the six months leading up to the June 1947 birth in California of Carlson's mother, Lucille Ball was vacationing. This couldn't be further from the truth. From late October to mid December 1946, she was filming LURED. And then retakes were filmed in late January 1947. From mid February to late March 1947, she was filming HER HUSBAND'S AFFAIRS, and retakes were filmed in May. Besides her film work, she was also working regularly in live radio broadcasts during these months: THE EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (Oct 10, 1946); THE BOB HOPE SHOW (Nov 12, 1946); SCREEN GUILD THEATER (Apr 21, 1947); THE SMITHS OF HOLLYWOOD (Apr 25, 1947); THE RADIO READER'S DIGEST (May 22, 1947); and THE BOB HOPE SHOW (May 27, 1947). Bob Hope's show was done in front of a live studio audience. By the time of that broadcast, she would have been nearly nine months pregnant according to Carlson's story. She couldn't have hidden that from 300 studio audience members unless she were wearing a cardboard box. In early June, she arrived in Princeton, NJ to begin rehearsals and staging for the play DREAM GIRLS, which started June 23 and went on tour for the next six months. So every single month during the prior six-month period that Carlson claims Ball was vacationing, she was actually working. And some sources indicate she was also seen in Phoenix in April 1947 with Desi Arnaz, and posed for a photographer in a bathing suit in May 1947. The frequently-changing "facts" of Ms. Carlson's case simply do not compute.

Matawan, NJ

#73 Jul 17, 2009
Thank you Bogus--I appreciate your candor. I welcome any and all information.

Please know this to be true, this is not a popularity contest. This is not about anything more than learning my mother's identity.

In due time, I suspect that all will reveal itself as we enter into a much needed scientific time frame.:)

You are terribly mistaking when you say that June 23, 1947 was when Lucille Ball opened Dream Girls. Funny, how I received that exact date from my aunt.

The same old information that is unsubstanciated continues to circulate. My team is prepared to blow the doors off of all the books. Here's just ONE tidbit... In Love, Lucy page 14 the autobiography which was edited by Desilu Too, states that Flora Belle Orcutt raised (5) FIVE sets of twins. Per our data and several other team members its been revealed there is only one set of twins and Flora Belle was one of them.

Stay tuned for more of the truth...because as my team and our affliations and sponsors, researchers, etc.... have only one source of accurate information and that my friend is "A BOOK" by Desi Arnaz.

Until later, your comments do move me and do not move my team.

Good day!


Matawan, NJ

#74 Jul 17, 2009

Matawan, NJ

#75 Jul 17, 2009
Desi called Desiree Evelyn "DeeDee" notice the spelling. lol

Yawn....I win....

People are just ticked that you are so darn close to the truth. God forbid the truth come out. Get over it people. She has LEGAL documents.

Keep steppin'

Matawan, NJ

#76 Jul 17, 2009
Mr. Bogus

Are you saying that Ms. Carlson's team of professionals are lying? They back her 100%. That's defamation. Don't you think that Ms. Carlson knows if she's fibbing it's defamation? I would think legally there'd be a problem. I am sure her lawyers have told her that and yet, she continues?

DeeDee? Isn't the baby's last name Dee? wow.

United States

#77 Aug 4, 2009
Good Luck to the woman.
The Real Santa Claus

United States

#78 Aug 4, 2009
It is Midnight, and to all, a good Night. Good Night Tippy and Sam.

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