August 6, 2011 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Lucille Ball as 6 different characters
Irving Haberman: Lucille Ball as six differnt characters, Promo for CBS' "I Love Lucy"

August 6, 2011

Via Entertainment Weekly:

Lucille Ball would've turned 100 today, almost sixty years after I Love Lucy started cracking up TV viewers and never stopped. There isn't much new to be said about Ball's legacy: How she defined the modern sitcom, how she paved the way for every female comedy legend — from Mary Tyler Moore to Roseanne to Tina Fey — who came after her, how her show's popularity has outlasted all its 1950s rivals (Gunsmoke, The Honeymooners) and is still a daytime TV staple around the world.

Instead, let's let Lucy do the talking:  click here for film clips via Entertainment Weekly

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Sid Avery: Lucille Ball on the set of "I Love Lucy", 1953

Loomis Dean - Comedienne Lucille Ball Clowns During TV Episode of "I Love Lucy"
Loomis Dean: Dressed for an episode of I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball is spraying seltzer and about to place the pie in an unsuspecting face, 1952

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