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Do You Love Lucy? Share Memories on Her 100th Birthday

Aug. 6 is Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. What do you recall about the red-headed comedienne?

Which is your favorite episode, the candy factory or the stomping of the grapes?

If you know what either of these references mean, then you know I'm talking about two of the most popular episodes of I Love Lucy.

OK, maybe which ones are the most popular is debatable.

They are both two of my favorites, but I am sure you have your own. You can share in the comments.

In case you had no clue, today is Lucille Ball's birthday. She was born Lucille Désirée Ball on Aug. 6, 1911, which means that the late actress, who died in 1989, would have turned 100.

According to IMDb, Ball is “Remembered as a dizzy sitcom redhead with show business aspirations, Lucille Ball was, in fact, a show business powerhouse and television pioneer. Throughout her teen years, Ball tried unsuccessfully to launch her show business career, finally landing a spot as a Ziegfeld Girl. She launched her Hollywood career as one of the Goldwyn Girls, but she moved out from the crowd of starlets to starring roles.

“With I Love Lucy (1951), she and then-husband Desi Arnaz pioneered the three-camera technique now the standard in filming TV sitcoms, and the concept of syndicating television programs. She was also the first woman to own her own film studio as the head of Desilu.”

She also appeared on television programs tailor-made for her, The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy, and memorably told Dick Cavett that some recent dental work allowed her to pull in a local radio station.

TV Guide voted her as the Greatest TV Star of All Time. In 2007, she was voted second to Johnny Carson among the 50 Greatest TV Icons, though she was selected No. 1 in a poll of the public.

She died from a dissecting aortic aneurysm on April 26, 1989. She was 77.

MeTV will show 100 episodes of Lucy's various television shows through Monday.

The Hollywood Museum will have a special Lucy exhibit through Nov. 30.

What is your favorite memory of Lucy? Tell us in the comments box.

—Martin Henderson contributed to this report.

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