Today in History
April 26, 1989
Comedienne’s Last Laugh
Comedienne Lucille Ball dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. Ball is the first woman in television to head her own production company, Desilu, formed with her husband, Desi Arnaz. Together, they star in I Love Lucy (1951-1957), a live sitcom, and one of the most popular in TV history. In 1984 Ball is the first woman to be inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame.
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