Let me preface this by saying I set myself up for failure on this one. So much as been written about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz -- books, movies, TV specials, great blog posts. I can't possibly include all of the vast information I have at my fingertips, so if you're at all intrigued by my post, good news: there is a wealth of material out there. The Ball-Arnaz relationship was messy and sometimes hurtful, but it all came from two people who loved each other more than they could say. Their marriage brought them a legacy that transformed them into icons, yet they weren't the Ricardos -- they were Lucy and Desi, fallible people who ultimately couldn't stay together.
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Random Harvest would be the third and final time Greer worked with material from Hilton, and for her leading man Ronald Colman, it would be his second time after Lost Horizon in 1937. A consistently amazing actor, Colman was weirdly nominated for an Oscar just three times, Random Harvest being responsible for one of those and only winning for 1947's A Double Life. (Technically, he was up for Best Actor four times -- in 1929, Bulldog Drummond and Condemned were lumped together as a single nomination.)