- uploaded: Aug 7, 2011
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She is a REAL to me as my own MOTHER.
Sam Goldwyn loved her so much, that he gave Lucy and Desi the FUNDS they needed to start Desilu Studios.
How many of you know that SHE is responsible for STAR TREK being accepted at DESILU? She and DESI weren't together anymore at the time, but they both had approval of DESILU projects.
DESI read the proposal, but sat on the fence, not quite sure that DESILU could afford to support such an endeavor.
Not Lucille Ball. She loved what she read, said "What the Hell?" and gave full approval to Gene Roddenberry.
In doing so, she created the only vehicle that could possibly outlast "I LOVE LUCY"....
Hey, she had SUPERMAN on the show. Not George Reeves as Superman, but SUPERMAN.
How COOL was that for my young brain?
She would have been 100 years old today...
Happy Birthday, Lucille....!