Before They Were Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger Acts Alongside Lucille Ball

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lucille Ball is not an acting combination you’d ever expect to see, but here’s the ultra-rare video evidence. In 1974, in the midst of his bodybuilding career, Arnold had a small role in Happy Anniversary and Goodbye, a made-for-TV comedy special starring Lucille Ball and Art Carney. As you can see, Arnold’s command of the English language was still not great here and he was apparently so shell-shocked about performing in front of a live studio audience that he completely froze up at first.

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