Today would be Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. She was my hero growing up. Yes, I realize I Love Lucy was before my time. Way before my time. But, my babysitter (Auntie Jill was her nickname) was obsessed with Lucille Ball and I grew up watching more I Love Lucy than anything else. She was so beautiful and funny and charming and silly and fantastic. I always admired how she kept up with and surpassed the boys. She was a pioneer for women in comedy and made me laugh until I almost peed my pants every single day growing up and for that I will be forever grateful.
So here’s to you, Lucy. Such an amazing life and career.