What Would Lucy Say Now?
A fitting tribute to trailblazing comedy queen and pioneer Lucille Ball premieres Saturday, September 12th at 8PM ET on the Reelz independent television network. “Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy” shows viewers how the infamous redhead’s groundbreaking work ethic and comedy paved the road for change in the entertainment industry for women that still resonates to this day.
Lucille Ball’s bravery and willingness to try absolutely anything for a laugh changed the rules of television. In the Reelz Special, comediennes Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Debra Messing and Suzanne Somers reveal how they were uniquely inspired by Lucy’s comic genius.
What Would Lucy Say Today?
“I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.” — Lucille Ball
For this trailblazing pioneer woman, being funny was never enough. The comedy queen championed her struggles against a system created by men and an industry dominated by men by forging a path that changed the rules for women in comedy forever. Her bravery and determination culminated in the building of an entertainment empire that would transform Hollywood as we know it.
Lucille Ball is a trailblazer who Socially Sparked® the lives of women and women in Hollywood. She died on April 26, 1989 and leaves behind a legacy filled with laughter, record-breaking achievements and an empire of television riches. We will always love Lucy! — Forever #SociallySparked! — Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01