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Lucille Ball (1911-1989) The story goes that physical comedy queen Lucille Ball, star of “I love Lucy,” once had rheumatoid arthritis. According to her, she was working as a model in Hattie Carnegie’s dress shop when she collapsed, feeling as if her legs were on fire. Carnegie sent Ball to her own doctor, who sent her on to a clinic, where she said she was given some sort of “horse serum” shots. Eventually she went home to her parents. She continued to get the shots and her mother rubbed her legs at night.

When the pain subsided sufficiently she was left with her right leg longer than the left and she began to wear orthopedic shoes with a 20 lb. weight in the left one. She literally had to learn to walk again.

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