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Vivian Vance (1909–1979)


She was born Vivian Roberta Jones, with a brother and four sisters. After the family moved from Cherryvale to Independence, Kansas, she studied drama under Anna Ingleman and William Inge. Their next move, to Albuquerque, New Mexico brought her to the Albuquerque Little Theatre, which provided her the money she needed to study under Eva Le Gallienne... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1978 Sam (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1978)
 1977 Lucy Calls the President (TV Movie)
Viv
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Minnie (nurse)
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
Maggie Cummings
- Friends and Mothers (1975) ... Maggie Cummings
 1972 The Lorax (TV Short)
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1972 Getting Away from It All (TV Movie)
May Brodey
 1970 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Mrs. Grant
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Madame Zimia Zygmundt (segment "Love and the Medium")
- Love and the Medium/Love and the Bed/Love and the High School Flop-Out (1969) ... Madame Zimia Zygmundt (segment "Love and the Medium")
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Emma Gant
- Land Greed (1959) ... Emma Gant
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Mrs. Mullins
- High Pitch (1955) ... Mrs. Mullins
 1953 I Love Lucy
Ethel Mertz / Herself
 1951 The Blue Veil
Alicia
 1950 The Secret Fury
Leah
 1933 Take a Chance
Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Out From Under. Comedy. Written by John Walter Kelly. Directed by Antoinette Perry. Biltmore Theatre: 4 May 1940- 11 May 1940 (9 performances). Cast: John Alexander (as "Joe Parker"), James Corner (as "Lawrence Thomas"), Violet Dean (as "Amy"), Margaret Douglass (as "Bessie Gedge"), Philip Ober (as "Humphrey Williams"), G. ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

"Champagne for everyone!" Dining at a restaurant, upon hearing of former costar William Frawley's death in 1966. See more »

Trivia:

Legend has it that a clause in her television contract required her to stay 10 pounds heavier than costar/producer Lucille Ball. Actually, this contract never existed, at least not in legal, binding form. It was a mock contract given to Vance by Ball as a gag gift sparking the legend it was a real contract. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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Vance and Frawley msstargazer55
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Vivian Vance : Greatest 'second banana' Winston-51
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I am tired of Lucille Ball tv movies nothing new comes out of them. le-fantome
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