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Show Notes: Lucille Ball

Tracy Wilson

Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo in the "I Love Lucy" episode, "Building a Bar-B-Q."   CBS Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images
Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo in the "I Love Lucy" episode, "Building a Bar-B-Q." CBS Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images

Perhaps best known for her physical comedy on "I Love Lucy," Lucille Ball was also the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio. In an episode sponsored by CNN's original series "The History of Comedy," we talk about her life, her work, her influence on TV and comedy, and how she broke new ground for funny women.

Episode link: Lucille Ball

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