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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 2 wins & 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
 1954 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Ethel Mertz
- Episode #6.23 (1954) ... Ethel Mertz
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Other Works:

Stage Play: It Takes Two. Comedy. Written by Virginia Faulkner and Dana Suesse. Scenic Design by John Root. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre: 3 Feb 1947- 8 Feb 1947 (8 performances). Cast: Julius Bing (as "Mr. Fine"), Robert Edwin (as "Elevator Boy"), John Forsythe (as "Bill Renault"), Hugh Marlowe (as "Todd Frazier"), Anthony ... 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:

Lucille Ball was supposedly brutally cold to her at their first meeting and later that same day one of the show's staff asked her how she could work for such a bitch to which Vivian Vance replied, " If this show's a success then I'm going to learn to love that bitch. See more »

Trivia:

After marrying publisher John Dodds in 1961, she left Los Angeles for good. The couple spent the next several years living in various locations. In 1961, they purchased an old white farmhouse in Stamford, Connecticut. They also purchased a 200 year old schoolhouse in Westchester County, New York to be used as a retreat for the two of them after her years on The Lucy Show (1962). As John's career ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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