Definitions for: Jessica Lucy Mitford


[n] United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)



Synonyms: Jessica Mitford, Mitford

See Also: author, writer




Famous Quotes Containing Jessica Lucy Mitford:


Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.

-- Desi Arnaz (American Actor)

When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins.

-- Donald Johanson (American Scientist)

Lucy is such a perfectionist.

-- Desi Arnaz (American Actor)

Jim Bakker came along. He said, Jessica Hahn, listen. You're a virgin. As God as my witness. He said, We need a girl that we can trust.

-- Jessica Hahn (American Celebrity)

Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don't look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny.

-- Candace Bushnell (American Writer)

At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick. I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.

-- Desi Arnaz (American Actor)

I wanted a woman who had the body and the power of a real pilot. I interviewed hundreds of woman, but Jessica just seemed perfect for the part. I couldn't get her out of my head. I continued to bother her and she finally gave in.

-- Rob Cohen ( -)

All we did in Alabama was have a read through with the script, but there was, 'No, well, it needs more. You've got to do this, Albert. You've got to do that, Jessica.' It didn't feel like that at all.

-- Albert Finney (British Actor)

The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.

-- Desi Arnaz (American Actor)

Planet Lucy Press? I incorporated myself to deal with publishing and was calling myself Big Bang Incorporated, which of course has to do with the Big Bang at the beginning of creation.

-- Rob Walton (Canadian Athlete)

In our case, finding a Lucy is unique. No one will ever find another Lucy. You can't order one from a biological supply house. It's a unique discovery, a unique specimen.

-- Donald Johanson (American Scientist)

Lucy brought with her an image of our human ancestors that you don't get when you find a jaw or an arm bone or a leg bone. Here was 40 percent of a single skeleton.

-- Donald Johanson (American Scientist)

Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.

-- Kevyn Aucoin (American Artist)

All I have to say is: Jessica Simpson is the most beautiful woman on the planet!

-- Jessica Simpson (American Musician)

If I have a question about women and their behavior or attitudes, I always double check things with Lucy.

-- Rob Walton (Canadian Athlete)

I was always singing and dancing for my mother when I wasn't glued to the television watching I Love Lucy or the Carol Burnett Show.

-- Debra Messing (American Actress)

Tammy Faye said, I am so happy that Jessica Hahn is so ugly, because now I don't feel so bad.

-- Jessica Hahn (American Celebrity)

My look was even more solidified when I started singing in Greenwich Village with my sister Lucy. We wore matching dresses as the Simon Sisters.

-- Carly Simon (American Musician)

They did is sent me down Clearwater, Florida, and they said to me, Jessica, I need you to make Jim Bakker feel better.

-- Jessica Hahn (American Celebrity)

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them.

-- Lucille Ball (American Comedian)

I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met; I didn't like the name Lucille. That's how our television show was called I Love Lucy, not Lucille.

-- Desi Arnaz (American Actor)

In fact, I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home, rode horses at their ranch, and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year.

-- Keith Thibodeaux (American Musician)

Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.

-- Roma Downey (Irish Actress)

The cast called her Lucy, but everyone else called her Mrs. Ball. She was honest with people. If she liked you, you knew it. If she didn't, you knew it, also.

-- Keith Thibodeaux (American Musician)

Some movie I was in, I forget which one, some awful little movie, a reviewer said, What is Jessica Walter doing in this movie? And I said, Hello? Trying to make a living?

-- Jessica Walter (American Actress)

There's no bigger supporter in Jessica's life than me.

-- Nick Lachey (American Musician)

I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off.

-- Lucille Ball (American Comedian)

Jessica Lange in Frances... was dramatic and passionate and one of the strongest performances I've seen a woman do.

-- Sherilyn Fenn (American Actress)

Lucy took care of me on the set, and made sure that none of the crew cussed around me. She also had birthday parties for me and made sure that they were well attended.

-- Keith Thibodeaux (American Musician)

Lucy was lovely.

-- Bea Arthur (American Actress)


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