Lucy and Desi were partners in production as well as marriage. 2 years after their explosive marriage ended in divorce, Lucy paid Desi $2.5 million for his share of Desilu, making her the first female production company head. Her notorious perfectionism ~ at odds with her public persona ~ served her well in this role. Lucille appeared on CBS for 23 consecutive years, in 5 different shows produced by Desilu. She's also brought well-loved programs like "The Untouchables," "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and even "Star Trek" to tv. Desilu was on the rocks, but by 1967, she sold it to Paramount for $17 million.