Film Date: 1985 Film Type: drama Film Color: Color Studio: CBS - Made for TV Film Length: 100 min. Lucy's Character: Florabelle
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Director/Producer: George Schaefer (Producer, Director), Terry Donnelly (Producer)
The Lucille Ball we see in Stone Pillow is a cranky bag lady, fiercely independent and violently resistant to do-gooders who try to alter her homeless status. Daphne Zuniga plays an idealistic social worker who tries to get Ball off the streets. It is only after watching several of her fellow indigents die where they sleep that Ball agrees to give up her "stone pillow."
Lucille Ball - Florabelle
Daphne Zuniga - Carrie Lang
John Ramsey - Older Thug
Mary Lou Rosato - Bus Terminal Cop
Peter Phillips - Bus Driver
Patricia O'Connell - Hargrove Shelter Guard
Ray Serra - Stan
Stefan Schnabel - Mr. Berman
Edward Seamon - Al
Rebecca Schull - Mrs. Nelson
Susan Batson - Ruby
William Converse-Roberts - Max
Gloria Cromwell - Bus Terminal Matron
Imogene Bliss - Violet
Josephine Nichols - Bag Lady in Ladies' Rm.
Pat McNamara - Daggett
Anna Maria Horsford - Collins
Stephen Lang - Tim
Patrick Kilpatrick - Young Thug
Special Notes: Filming took place in May 1985. Lucy suffered severe dehydration as a result of the intense New York heat and the heavy clothing she had to wear. Lucy never fully recovered from the dehydration, and suffered a couple mild strokes. Lucy named her character "Florabelle", in honor of her grandmother, which was her name as well.