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Overview (4)

Born in Ephraim, Utah, USA
Died in Santa Barbara, California, USA  (complications following a fall)
Birth NameCornelia Yvonne Driggs
Nickname Vonnie

Mini Bio (1)

Vonnie was born at Ephraim, Utah, not Payson. Known as "the short one on the right" and "the only natural blonde" of the King Sisters. It was Vonnie who gathered the family together for a benefit for her church that eventually led to The King Family Show. She is mom to Tina Cole (Katie from My Three Sons (1960)) and Cathy Green (wife of producer Jim Green and mom of singer/songwriter, Jamie Green).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: RC1

Spouse (3)

Bill Burch (3 September 1966 - 1 October 2005) (his death)
Del Courtney (12 February 1957 - 22 August 1966) (divorced)
Buddy Cole (17 August 1940 - 1953) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Mother, with Buddy Cole, of daughters Tina Cole and Cathy Green.
Sister-in-law of Robert Clarke and Alvino Rey.
Along with her sisters, she sang with big bands before forming an ensemble with guitarist Alvino Rey. They had a string of hit songs in the 1930s and 1940s, including "Mairzy Doats" and "The Hut-Sut Song".
Sacramento, California [2006]
Member of The King Sisters.

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