9 Things All Millennials Need To Know About Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball, the first lady of television, would have been 105, and while it’s unlikely she would have lived this long, she had already left a stunning legacy behind her when she died in 1989 — one that went far beyond her “I Love Lucy” fame. It’s one that has been honored in the years since in many ways: two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; a commemorative postage stamp; an induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame; a comedy museum; and, controversially, in her hometown of Celoron, N.Y., a statue, which was criticized for being “scary” and “ugly” when it was unveiled in 2009 — but it was replaced by a new likeness this year, revealed on her birthday, Aug. 6. To honor National I Love Lucy Day, on Oct. 15, the date the hit show first aired 65 years ago, here’s Yahoo Beauty’s contribution to the show’s pile of honors: a list of facts about Technicolor Tessie that every millennial — in fact, every person! — needs to know.

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