I really do love Lucy. When I was growing up my mom and I used to watch her as often as we could, and laughed so hard. Then, as I raised my daughters, we continued this tradition. So many good, good memories. As an adult I enjoyed learning more about her and the challenges she overcame along the way, as we all do, and was thrilled to hear that she was the first woman to run a major television studio in the 1960's which produced such incredible programs such as Mission Impossible and Star Trek. She began her career in modelling, then studied drama for a short time (though she claimed it only taught her to be afraid), was hired and quickly fired from roles on Broadway before pursuing film and becoming known as the queen of B-films....not great praise for an actor. It was a successful role on radio, playing a wacky wife, that led to the production of 'I Love Lucy' with her husband Desi Arnaz which at first wasn't believed by television executives to be a good idea because she was a redhead, but of course, became her claim to fame. I always felt she was a great role model for my girls.
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