Lucille Ball, the redheaded comic actress who with her husband Desi Arnaz starred in “I Love Lucy,” would have turned 100 years old on Saturday. The occasion is being marked with an exhibition, “Lucille Ball at 100, ‘I Love Lucy’ at 60”, at the Hollywood Museum, among other tributes. The exhibition opened on Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. Ball and Arnaz founded Desilu Productions, which produced “I Love Lucy,” along with such hits as “Our Miss Brooks,” “Private Secretary,” “Make Room for Daddy” and “The Untouchables.” Two years after the couple divorced in 1960, Arnaz sold his stake in the company to his ex-wife. Ball thus became the first woman in Hollywood to run a major studio. Under her leadership, Desilu produced “Mission Impossible,” “Star Trek” and “The Lucy Show.” Ball sold the company to Paramount in 1967. NBC News reported on Ball’s centennial on Friday night.

 

 

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