Happy birthday Lucille Ball! Though the beloved comedienne and actress passed away at age 77 in 1989, she would have turned 102 if she lived today.
Even though she is no longer with us, Ball is still a big part of America's pop culture. We still "love Lucy" even today.
There are still "I Love Lucy" comedy festivals. In fact, The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy met just this past weekend in Jamestown. You can still see Ball's influence on television today. Sitcoms today greatly benefit from Ball's brand of comedy. "I Love Lucy" is just as funny in today's world. The show still airs on the Hallmark channel and reruns of the show are just as funny today as they were back then. Ball is still a relevant part of the pop culture conversation. The Library of Congress even put together an exhibition in honor of "I Love Lucy's" 60th anniversary.