She was one of the first and most powerful women comedians, made people smile through tough times she grew up in, and had many achievements and awards. She stood out to the world, and did things the way she wanted. Lucille was an inspiration to many famous comedians to this day. As a woman in her time, she was very brave. To put yourself out in the world of acting was not something they did.
Because of her actions she got in many films and eventually made her biggest role, Lucy in the award winning show “I Love Lucy”. “Her groundbreaking work in comedy paved the way for future stars such as Mary Tyler Moore, Penny Marshall, Cybill Shepherd, and even Robin Williams” (Lucille Ball- Mini Biography). Recent woman comedians have been impacted by Lucille. Because of Lucille they got the courage to go out and do what they are good at, making people smile. Not only was Lucille one of the first woman comedians, but also one of the first woman to own her own production company. She bought out her former husband and took over Desilu Productions, making her the first woman to run a major television production studio” (Lucille Ball- Mini Biography). When her and her husband, Desi Arnaz, were together they owned their own production company, Desilu Productins. This was a huge role to take on as a woman. No one could believe she could run the business as a woman. As always Lucille proved everyone wrong. Lucille Ball is known as one of the most powerful woman on TV. She is an inspiration to all people, women and men.
She puts much thought in her acting and makes it seem realistic. She wants to inspire people. And that is exactly what she did. “Even if she had never done another piece of acting again, Lucille Ball’s impact on the world of comedy and the television industry in general would have been widely recognized” (Lucille Ball- Mini Biography). Everything Lucille did was inspirational. She was different, she did not like going with the flow, if she had something to say she would go right out and say it.
What made her so inspirational was the things Lucille would say and do. Lucille would read over her lines and and think what she could say to impact the world. “Her genius did not go unrecognized. During its six-year run, I Love Lucy’s success was unmatched. For four of its seasons, the sitcom was the No. 1 show in the country” (Lucille Ball- Mini Biography). The Show “I Love Lucy”, starring Lucile and her husband was one of the most impacting shows of all time. It was a comedy show. That is just what the world needed at this time, they needed to laugh.
During the time “I Love Lucy” was on America was going through some very tough excruciating times. Lucille did not live the best life growing up. At a young age her father died. Because of her father’s death, her mother moved away and Lucille was forced to live with her grandparents. Its has been said that “Even as a little kid Lucille always wanted to put a smile on your face. Even when times were very tough” (Kanfer 243). She grew up through many tough times, The Great Depression, Segregation, and Women’s Rights