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He wanted to be here tonight. I’d like to read something that he wrote:

‘I Love Lucy’ had just one mission: to make people laugh. Lucy gave it a rare quality. She can perform the wildest, even the messiest physical comedy without losing her feminine appeal. The ‘New York Times’ asked me to divide the credit for its success between the writers, directors and the cast. I told them, ‘Give Lucy 90% of the credit. Divide the other 10% among the rest of us.’ Desi concluded: Lucy was the show. Viv, Fred, and I were just props. Damn good props. But props nevertheless. PS- ‘I Love Lucy’ was never just a title.

-Desi Arnaz’s tribute to his ex-wife Lucille Ball, read by Robert Stack at the Kennedy Center Honors on December 7, 1986, five days after Desi had passed away from lung cancer.

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A woman (Lucille Ball) single-handedly made sure that Star Trek got put into production and become more than a two-pilot never-been a group of men wanted it to be.

A woman (Bjo Trimble) orchestrated a letter campaigns when the show was in danger of cancellation after its first season.

Three women, (Joan Winston, Eileen Becker and Elyse Pines) was instrumental in creating the first ever exclusive Star Trek convention. Winston even wrote a how-to guide about it in 1977.


So tell me again how women are fake nerds and pushing in on men’s spaces in the Star Trek fandom. You wouldn’t even have one if not for women.

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“She told me she dreamt she had died. And she came back as a ghost on Hollywood Boulevard. She’s walking along as a ghost, and no one remembers her. When she died, that was the first thing I thought of, because you never saw such an outpouring of love, almost obsession. I thought, she would be so proud.”
- Candy Moore

R.I.P Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn…When I stopped being a prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.
—  Lucille Ball