Lucille Ball: Celebrating 100 Years of the 'I Love Lucy' Star

9:37 AM PST 08/05/2011 by Sophie Schillaci
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The iconic redhead would celebrate her centennial birthday on Saturday, Aug. 6.

It’s tough to imagine the funny-ladies of today without having the influence of the iconic Lucille Ball.
 
In honor of what would be her 100th birthday, the Hollywood Museum hosted a special exhibit, which also coincides with the 60th anniversary of I Love Lucy. Daughter Lucie Arnaz was in attendance for the bash, which was held in the historic Max Factor building – the same place where Ball had her hair dyed red.
 
CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment co-hosted the event on Thursday, Aug. 4, as part of the DVD release of The Best of I Love Lucy, a 14-episode collection. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 30.

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Didn’t snag an invite to the Hollywood soiree? Fans across the country can celebrate the legendary comedienne with three separate weekend marathons on ME-TV, the Hallmark Channel and Turner Classic Movies.  
 
Hallmark will broadcast 102 I Love Lucy episodes, while ME-TV will air 100 episodes of various programs including The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and The Lucy Show.
 
TCM will show 14 of her films beginning Saturday at 5 a.m. Movies slated to be shown include Stage Door, The Big Street and Easy to Wed. Find the full schedule below.
 
6 a.m. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
8 a.m. Panama Lady (1939)
9:30 a.m. Without Love (1945)
11:30 a.m. Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
1 p.m. The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
2:30 p.m. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
4:30 p.m. Best Foot Forward (1943)
6:15 p.m. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
8 p.m. Stage Door (1937)
9:45 p.m. The Big Street (1942)
11:30 p.m. Easy to Wed (1946)
1:30 a.m. Lured (1947)
3:15 a.m. The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
4:30 a.m. Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)

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