SHORT TAKES : Desi's Daughter Plans Musical

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Lucille Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, plans to produce a musical about her father, the late Cuban bandleader and TV star Desi Arnaz.

"My father wrote a book years ago about coming to this country and his band and all that, and was always talking about turning it into a musical. And finally he said, 'What the hell. I'll never make it. You try,' " she said in this Sunday's issue of Parade magazine. Her father died in 1986.

Her husband, actor and writer Laurence Luckinbill, has written a script for "Desi: The Musical," and the couple hope to produce it within the next couple of months.

Arnaz, 39, is back on television in "Sons and Daughters," in which she plays a single mother raising an adopted daughter.

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