In 1962, after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball became president of their company, Desilu Productions, making her the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio.
During its run, Here’s Lucy (CBS, 1968-74), featured a number of famous guest stars, many of whom were Ball’s real life friends, often playing themselves (as had also been the case during the final three years of The Lucy Show).
Among the stars, Ann-Margret, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Liberace, Petula Clark, Eva Gabor, Helen Hayes, Dean Martin, Vincent Price, Tony Randall, Joan Rivers, Ginger Rogers, Dinah Shore, Danny Thomas, Lawrence Welk, Flip Wilson, Shelley Winters, Donny Osmond and Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters all appeared during the run of the show.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor guest starred in the 1970 season opener, in a storyline involving their famous diamond, which becomes stuck on Lucy’s finger. (Wikipedia)