Let’s pretend it’s still Friday… ;)
Before I knew anything about comedy or the entertainment business, I knew that one of my grandma’s absolute favorite funny ladies from the 1950’s was Lucille Ball. She also became one of my favorites at a young age, thanks to Nick at Nite’s 1990’s reruns. I know her best from I Love Lucy (which ran from 1951 to 1957), but she also had two successful shows after that: The Lucy Show (1962-68) and Here’s Lucy (1968-74) in addition to many feature films and appearances on various other radio and TV programs.
I love that Lucille was relentless when it came to her career. There weren’t too many women doing the show business thing when she first started out. From pioneering herself into vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood, to starting her own production company, she really paved the way for many women in entertainment.
Here’s a few of my favorite Lucy quotes:
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”