Late comedian, actress, producer and television legend Lucille Ball would have turned 105 years old on August 6, 2016. Celebrate her birthday with actresses Doris Singleton, Fran Drescher, and Carol Burnett, who discuss Lucy’s successes and challenges as one of America’s first women media moguls and television sensations. Lucy’s contributions helped flip the script on the role of women in comedy: an impact that is still felt to this day [Finding Lucy (2000)].
American film and television comedian, model, actress, and producer Fran Drescher, star of the hit TV sitcom “The Nanny,” reflects on how Lucille Ball used the character of Lucy to present a stylish, smart and independent woman who resonated with millions of women across America. This interview outtake is taken from director Pamela Mason Wagner’s Finding Lucy (2000).