Age Is Just a Number
While William Frawley by far, was the oldest cast member, Lucille Ball did not make it big until after her 40th Birthday. This also made Ball so beloved by fans of all ages, as she was a seasoned actress and a full-grown, ambitious woman. Often, the most popular stars are young.
Ball was confident in her own skin and did not place some strange value on “anti-aging” like so many people do. Ball, not obsessed with her looks, was extremely intelligent and used her goofiness to her advantage. Desi Arnaz was four years younger than Lucille Ball, and Vivian Vance, who apparently lied about her age, was actually a few years older than she advertised.