Auctioneer: Daughter will get Lucille Ball awards

Don Adams, left, and Lucille Ball, named best actor and actress in a comedy series are joined by Bill Cosby, at right, backstage at the presentation of Emmys by the Television Academy in Hollywood, May 20, 1968. Bill Cosby was without his Emmy, the one he was awarded as best actor in a dramatic series, because he left it with his wife. (AP Photo)

July 17, 2010 6:20:50 PM PDT
An auction house selling Lucille Ball memorabilia says it is returning the actress' lifetime achievement awards to her daughter.

Heritage Auction Galleries says a deal reached Saturday will return the awards to Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Ball's daughter with first husband Desi Arnaz.

A sale of dozens of other Ball-related memorabilia will happen Saturday. Items up for bid include a Rolls Royce and love letters to second husband Gary Morton.

The deal announced Saturday ends a legal fight between Luckinbill and Susie Morton, who married Gary Morton after Ball's death in 1989.

A judge agreed to stop the auction Friday but imposed a high bond Luckinbill couldn't meet.

She has said the awards will be displayed in a museum honoring her mother.


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