Lucile, a beautician, is Alice Brannon's sister. She is a neighbor of the Kellys. Lucile has dreams of making her daughter Baby famous. She makes Baby take dance and elocution classes, dresses her in outfits that are more like costumes and even takes Baby to get her hair permed. After Alice dies, Lucile and her brother-in-law Biff Brannon have a heart-to-heart conversation where Biff admits that once he beat up Lucile's ex-husband Leroy because he bragged about hitting her. Despite Leroy's violence and cheating, Lucile knows that if he showed up again, she'd probably marry him for a third time. After Baby's accident, she boldly asks the Kelly's to pay for her private nurse and hospital bills.