48 Years Ago Today
Beloved sitcom I Love Lucy airs its last episode. The show, created by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz, ran for 10 years. Ball, a former Hollywood starlet and radio actress, had insisted that Arnaz be cast as her husband on I Love Lucy despite the fact that network executives insisted no one would believe a white American actress would be married to a Cuban bandleader. Desi and Lucy filmed a pilot before a live audience to convince network executives that audiences responded well to their act, and CBS agreed to cast Desi for the show.
***I wonder if people thought Juan and I were like Lucy and Desi????? O.K. I need to get up off the floor from laughing so hard!!!!!!!!