Who was the first woman to wear pants (trousers) on television?

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-Kelly Hi Kelly, I know no one's ever asked me before, and I'm not sure anyone's ever cared before. Pants (trousers) have never really been a social-moral taboo, so it's doubtful their first appearance was ever noted. I don't think anyone could give you a truly definitive answer, but I'll offer you some general comments on the subject. My field of expertise is television, not fashion, but it seems to me that World War efforts put a lot of women in pants-- think Rosie the Riveter. Theses clothes were not fashion statements, just practical. After the war, some women continued to wear men's pants, so fashion designers started making pants tailored more to a women's form. When commercial TV debut in 1946, the type of programs offered would have not been the place to see women in casual attire. In 1947, "Mary Kay and Johnny", the first made for TV sit-com debut. The show was about the home life of a newly wedded couple and ran for three years. Since the show was live, there are no films ... more
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