Sunday, June 17, 2012

TV's Funniest Women of all Time (TV Guide)

Thank you TV Guide, for remembering the Queen of Comedy, Lucille Ball. I'm so touched!

No one can outshine Lucy. As I've commented on the YouTube video, Lucille Ball had everything: looks, grace, charm, physical antics, facial expressions, body language, voice changes, voice intonations, disguise, deadpan, vaudeville, gay 90s revue, different characters, slapstick, clowning, Chaplin's silent comedy... Most important, she had class. She didn't use racial jokes, sex, drugs or alcohol, and she didn't hurt anyone's feelings or put anyone down throughout her reign on TV. I think she paved the way for future comedic actresses.

Most important, like what Desi Arnaz said, Lucy could have her face full of pie and a man would still want to go to bed with her.

A comedic actress should never lose her feminine appeal when she's funny. 

I feel so happy that Lucy has this wonderful official label of being the funniest woman on TV. I mean, the most recognized people of Old Hollywood were Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn Hepburn. I'm sorry but I feel that many of these actresses were overrated, especially Marilyn. There were wonderful actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh, Betty Grable, Grace Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Esther Williams, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Lucille Ball, AND MANY MORE.

So why just Marilyn? Why just Judy? Why just Audrey? Watch AFI's top actress of all time, Katharine Hepburn act in a movie and you'll never see her the same way again. Watch Lucille Ball in The Big Street and Lured and you'll never see her as just a clown again. Watch Ginger Rogers dance with Fred Astaire and you'll never forget her. 

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