09 . Lucille Ball . Lucille Ball was and still is the ultimate female comedian icon. She had one of Hollywood’s longest careers, and was one of the most popular and influential stars in America. She was determined to have a career as an actress, and when acting coaches and teachers told her she would never make it, that only made her will stronger.
Her stardom from I Love Lucy proved that not only was she capable, but that she had proved her naysayers wrong. Lucy became one of the most popular programs of all time; and Lucy the woman remains one of everybody’s top comedy icons. She was a female leading lady before it was considered breaking through any glass ceilings; and she was a business woman – managing DesiLu, the production company she had with her first husband, Desi Arnez. She is the original Comedianne, and a strong role model for all women in the comedy world.
Lucille Ball Quotes
“I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.”
“I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”