Lucille Ball, beloved actress, comedian and human being, would have turned 100 on Saturday.
The legend is being remembered this weekend through a variety of events, including a 48-hour marathon of "I Love Lucy" on the Hallmark Channel and a festival in her hometown of Jamestown, New York.
Joan Rivers and Paula Poundstone are scheduled to make appearances at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy on Saturday, as part of a tribute to the late actress. The event aims to set a new world record to have "the most people dressed as Lucy Ricardo in one place, at one time," according to OK! magazine.
On Thursday, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. launched the "I Love Lucy: An American Legend" exhibit, complete with exclusive family scrapbooks donated by Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz.
According to a press release from the Library of Congress, the free exhibit, on view until Jan. 28, 2012, also features photographs, scripts and manuscripts from the hit TV show.
Ball's legacy is also being remembered in the re-release Kathleen Brady's 1994 book "Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball.
"She had more energy than anybody I had ever met - energy in the sense of a force field. I don't think that she was completely in control of it," Brady told The Washington Post.
"I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS in 1951 and ran strong for six seasons, before continuing for three more seasons under different titles. In her illustrious career, Ball received thirteen Emmy Award nominations and won the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979. She was married to her "I Love Lucy" co-star Desi Arnaz for 20 years, before her marriage to comedian Gary Morton in 1961.
Ball passed away on Apr. 26, 1989, at the age of 77.
Here's a photo tribute to the legendary Lucille Ball.