They’ve been genies, witches, housewives, private investigators, Playboy bunnies, stewardesses and sexy single ladies. Roles for women in TV have run the gamut.
Lucille Ball became one of the most powerful women in television with "I Love Lucy." She was also the first woman to become head of a TV production company: Desilu, which she formed with her husband and co-star, Desi Arnaz. AP