Throwback Thursday: When a standing ovation for the ages at 1981 Emmys brought Lucille Ball to tears
This popped up as a suggested video and I had never seen it before. It was the 33rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 13, 1981 hosted by Shirley MacLaine and Edward Asner.
Lucille Ball, then around 70, makes an entrance to I Love Lucy theme song and the standing ovation is one for the ages. It goes on and on and on.
Miss Ball is so moved by the outpouring that she can’t stop crying. If I had been in that audience, I would have been standing too and clapping wildly in appreciation for all the hours of laughs and entertainment that brought my family together time and time again over the years.
Oh how we love Lucy.