Luuucccyyy! Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is calling all Lucille Ball look-a-likes for a special contest celebrating the beloved actress and comedienne with $1,500 in cash and prizes up for grabs on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. In honor of the 1950s theme of the month at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, the contest will award first place for the most authentic and endearing Lucy with $1,000, while second place will earn $300 and third place will receive $200.
Participants will be judged based on the overall look and authenticity of the congenial character, and winners will be selected based on the decision of the judges. The competition is open to all those who hold a Seminole Player’s Club Card, which are available free to all visitors 21 and older. Participants must register in front of the Promotion Area at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek between 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. on June 15.
Ball was a lovable American star on stage, screen and radio. The charming actress, model, film and television executive played the lead role in the famous sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy and Life With Lucy. One of the most popular and influential celebrities during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood’s longest careers, she began acting in the 1930s, becoming both a radio actress and movie star in the 1940s and then a television star during the 1950s.
Known to all simply as “Lucy,” she was nominated for an Emmy Award 13 times, winning four, and received many other prestigious recognitions throughout her lifetime. In 1977 she was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She was also the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989. In addition, she received some honors posthumously such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H. W. Bush on July 6, 1989 and The Women’s International Center’s Living Legacy Award.
June is a blast from the past at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, with tons of great ways to win and enjoy entertainment 1950s style. Reliving the nostalgia of The Golden Age all month long, guests will enjoy performances by Little Anthony & The Imperials on June 16, All-Star Doo Wop Revival on June 23-24, plus Backseat Bingo, a chance to win a 1957 T-Bird, Hog Heaven Harley giveaway, $130,000 Hot Rod Road Race and much more.