Woman Says She's Secret Granddaughter...

Woman Says She's Secret Granddaughter of Lucille Ball

There are 13 comments on the Fox News story from Sep 2, 2008, titled Woman Says She's Secret Granddaughter of Lucille Ball. In it, Fox News reports that:

A woman has come forward saying she believes she's the granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz - and that her mother was adopted in 1947 for fear that a baby would derail Ball's plans for stardom, the New ...

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I Believe Her

United States

#2 Sep 12, 2008
I saw this on another site which also had pictures of Ms. Carlson's mother as a child. She looks JUST like Desi Jr. That coupled with what this woman is saying makes me believe her.

If it isn't true, the family can just do a DNA test and have it over with. Unless they are afraid this woman wants a piece of Lucy and Desi's legacy.
Bogus

San Diego, CA

#3 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.
Ying Yang

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jul 19, 2009
I ask why there aren't any lawsuits from the family to quiet this woman up? Oh that's right. Lucille's will says no legal heir can be challenged or the challenger can be disinherited LOL. Ahh this makes sense.
Monica

United States

#5 Jun 22, 2010
Ying Yang wrote:
I ask why there aren't any lawsuits from the family to quiet this woman up? Oh that's right. Lucille's will says no legal heir can be challenged or the challenger can be disinherited LOL. Ahh this makes sense.
I think you have read it wrong. First of all, a legal heir is one who is named in the will as someone who should receive some kind of gift or inheritance, so unless this woman is listed in Lucy's will, she is not a legal heir (and if you know so much about the will, you must know she is not named). Heir comes from the word inherit.

This is a paragraph that is in many wills. It is put there to stop the heirs named in the will from fighting one another over the contents of the will. For example, say the house was left to the children, but the step-father thought he should have it. If he takes them to court over the house, he loses everything she left him. Or if the kids fought each other over the silver, who ever took the other to court would lose everything. It stops people from trying to change the deceased's wishes, and is often put in a will if the person fears one of the heirs might be greedy, or try to have the will changed or thrown out.

The will has nothing to do with taking a person to court on an issue unrelated to the will. The kids could take each other to court over some other matter and it would have no effect on the will. Or they could take this woman to court over her outlandish statements. It doesn't stop them from every taking anyone to court, it's specific to the will itself. But then why should they take her to court? What do they care what she says? Every time she opens her mouth she looks like a bigger moron than the last time. They have better things to do with their time and their money I am sure.
Focus

O Fallon, IL

#6 Apr 15, 2011
I believe this woman. After Lucille Ball's death many of her friends came forward talking about how her career was #1, even before her own children. The Arnaz's were career oriented people, not parents. One friend even said she never saw Lucille get on the floor and play with her kids. People love their children in different ways and Lucille was always use to working and supporting a family, even her own immediate family while growing up.

I wonder why no major investigative show has done a follow up to this story??? It sounds like any other family "secret". Lucille wanted international stardom and even though she wanted a baby, the timing was not right. Her surviving children should just accept the fact that if they aren't going to provide DNA then this is still a family secret.

ABC did a great story about the man claiming to be JFK's son. He looks more like JFK than John, Jr. did! The family may never acknowledge it but the public can see it for themselves. Many children have been denied whether there's money involved or not.
COMEON

Rapid City, SD

#7 Jan 12, 2012
She's a liar. Her story has been debunked by the family, even Lucille's real granddaughter Julia Arnaz says this chick is a liar after dealing with her. How can anyone believe her bullshit? Lucy would've never given up Desi's baby. DUH. Come on, people, she's just looking for attention. Her mother was a drug abuser who fried her brain on drugs, got obsessed with Lucy and Desi, and made up some weird story.

Any true fan of Lucy and Desi's know that they wanted a baby from the moment they married in 1940 and would have NEVER given one up for any reason. They were good parents, and while they were career-oriented, they loved their children and spent what little extra time they did have with them. You retards on here who say Lucy would have done this know shit about the family and you shouldn't even call yourselves fans. You're just haters.
COMEON

Rapid City, SD

#8 Jan 12, 2012
"I wonder why no major investigative show has done a follow up to this story??? It sounds like any other family "secret". Lucille wanted international stardom and even though she wanted a baby, the timing was not right. Her surviving children should just accept the fact that if they aren't going to provide DNA then this is still a family secret."

You know why they don't give DNA? Because every fucktard that comes out of the woodwork wanting to prove they're related to Lucy they'd have to give a DNA test for. They don't want to encourage crazy people. And if they even thought her story was plausible I'm sure they'd do it, just as they did for Desi Jr's illegitimate daughter back in the 1990s.
COMEON

Rapid City, SD

#9 Jan 12, 2012
"I believe this woman. After Lucille Ball's death many of her friends came forward talking about how her career was #1, even before her own children. The Arnaz's were career oriented people, not parents. One friend even said she never saw Lucille get on the floor and play with her kids. People love their children in different ways and Lucille was always use to working and supporting a family, even her own immediate family while growing up."

Lucy loved her kids. She was like any working mother when mothers back then didn't have jobs outside the home. Does it make sense that Lucy would give up Desi's baby in 1947 because "it didn't fit her career at the moment" and then have Lucie 4 years later when about to embark on "I Love Lucy." Get your head out of your ass.
Old School

United States

#10 Feb 23, 2013
U r probably right. Lucille Ball was on a talk show: I want to say Phil Donahue when she said she would never accept that child as her grandchild.

I belueve Lucille then went in to make da comment about the baby being bi-racial. Someone in da audience said but your husband is Cuban. She said that was different.

I lost interest in I Love Lucy after that interview.

I wish u well.
julia arnaz

Bronx, NY

#23 Mar 12, 2013
This has gone no where, now cassandria says she got her dna proof from a dna specialist name Blaine Bettinger just a month ago in feb 2013,well guess who spoke personally to mr bettinger last night, ME:-) he said he never did dna for her, infact a very distant relatives of mine like 5th or 6th cousin was willing to help mrs carlson,cadsandria carlson would not go through with the dna that mr bettinger offerd to help her with, with this relative. If I needed dna to prove something i would have jumped on that chance,.Weird thing is she says thats where she got her new proof from a distant relative ?? Your gig is up. I want to personal thank Blaine Bettinger for his honesty and time.
julia arnaz

Bronx, NY

#24 Mar 12, 2013
All the coments believing this woman's claims, is none other than Cassandria Carlson herself writting her own comments.
julia arnaz

Bronx, NY

#25 Mar 12, 2013
And to the person that says mrs carlson story keeps chamging, you 100 percent right, it does and always will.
joe

Friendswood, TX

#26 Jan 15, 2016
julia arnaz wrote:
And to the person that says mrs carlson story keeps chamging, you 100 percent right, it does and always will.
She doesn't have the whole story so it has to keep changing until the facts come out. Reading about Madeline Janet Dee I did find it interesting that her birth certificate from the hospital was mailed to a house that has always been owned by Desi's fathers mistress even though it had the name Evans on it. Why would that happen?

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