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A perfect combination of beauty and brilliance, the name "Lucille Ball" is almost synonymous with the term "screwball." But the woman was more than just a funny redhead -- she was known to be intelligent, at times serious, and a comedic genius. And we love her for all of those things.
We aren't alone. In the book Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Desi said: "Lucy was the show. Viv, Fred and I were just props. Damn good props, but props nevertheless. P.S. I Love Lucy was never just the title."
Makes me get goosebumps just thinking about that kind of affection.
"I Love Lucy" was a show that inspired so many of us, cheered up a dreary day, and let's face it -- if it hadn't been made, the world would seem a little less bright. It's something to think about, especially when taken in the context of the heartbreaking but beautiful story behind its creation. Maybe some things are just meant to be.
Today we celebrate her birthday by learning about the things she loved.
The Italian Movie
I always find it interesting to know which roles movie and TV stars loved most from their work -- the Italian Movie episode was one of Lucy's favorites.
Several notes in the spirit of doing the right thing... Lucille Ball didn't necessarily endorse any of the products listed here, but based upon my research I do believe she really loved these things. That said, if you buy from any of the links included above rather than going straight to the vendor site from Google or another search engine, I may get a portion of your purchase at no cost to you.