Sitcom's first ladies leave legacy of laughs

Donahue, Ann
October 2003
Daily Variety;10/30/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 19, pA5
Trade Publication
Focuses on comediennes and their television programs on CBS Inc. Pioneering work done by early sitcom actresses such as Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett; Designation of comedic performances as a separate category in 1996; Number of CBS actresses that have won Emmy awards for lead and supporting work in sitcoms; Ways in which sitcoms dealt with sensitive and controversial issues such as abortion.


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