40 Fascinating Facts about Comedy's Sweetheart, Lucille Ball

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39. She auditioned for her first roll at 12. 

Though her dreams did not fully manifest until later in her life, she participated in her first audition at the age of 12. Lucy’s stepfather encouraged her to go out for a part in a local production despite having no experience. Her first audition resulted in her being given a part in the chorus line of the production. It was then that she realized she could earn the recognition and praise that she found lacking in other areas of her life. So upon being chosen for the part, she decided to pursue show biz and never looked back.