We Still Love You, Lucy

Lucille Ball would have turned 100 today
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2011 1:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Stir pays homage to Lucille Ball on what would have been her 100th birthday. She was not only laugh-out-loud funny but a "bit of a rebel spirit and a pioneer in her day," writes Sheri Reed. Among other things, she was the first woman to run a big Hollywood studio, her own Desilu, and she was one of the first actresses to show her pregnancy on TV. To mark the day, Reed rounds up some of Ball's best quotes:

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  • "I'm not funny. What I am is brave."
  • "I don't do T & A very well because I haven't got much of either."
  • (On meeting Desi Arnaz for the first time): "It wasn't love at first sight. It took a full five minutes."
Click for the full list of 20 quotes. (Read more Lucille Ball stories.)

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