Flashback 1989: Lucille Ball Outside the 61st Academy Awards

This red-carpet shot by Alan Light is one of the last photos of the beloved sitcom star, taken at her last public appearance. It was March 29, 1989, and she died April 26, 1989. Says Light: “At the time I took these photos of her I wanted to say hello, but she was already being approached by several other people and looked confused, so I stayed back. I didn’t want to add to her disorientation.” More fabulous shots of stars and stars and stars on the red carpet that evening on Alan Light’s Flickr photostream.