Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance
1909 - 1979

Vivian Vance  American Actress


Vivian Vance (born Vivian Roberta Jones; July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979) was an American television and theater actress and singer. Vance is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to Lucille Ball on the American television sitcom I Love Lu...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship19 yrs, 7 mths
Shortest Relationship3 yrs, 6 mths
Average Relationship Length12 yrs, 7 mths
First Name Vivian
Middle Name Roberta
Last Name Vance
Maiden Name Jones
Full Name at Birth Vivian Roberta Jones
Alternative Name Vivian Vance
Age 70 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th July, 1909
Birthplace Cherryvale, Kansas
Died 17th August, 1979
Place of Death Belvedere, California
Cause of Death Breast & Bone Cancer
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame I Love Lucy
Year(s) Active 1933–78
Father Robert Jones
Mother Euphemia Jones
Friend Louise Brooks
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Vivian Vance70 LeoActress
John Dodds-
Philip Ober80 AriesActor
George Koch-
Joseph Shearer Danneck, Jr.-

Onscreen Matchups


Sam1978 TV Show
Lucy Calls the President1977 Viv TV Movie
The Great Houdini1976 Minnie (nurse) TV Movie
Rhoda1974 Maggie Cummings TV Show
The Lorax1972 Singer (voice, uncredited) Short Film
Getting Away from It All1972 May Brodey TV Movie
The Front Page1970 Mrs. Grant TV Movie
Love, American Style1969 Madame Zimia Zygmundt (segment "Love and the Medium") TV Show
Here's Lucy1968 Vivian Jones TV Show
The Great Race1965 Hester Goodbody Movie
The Lucy Show1962 Vivian Bagley TV Show
Guestward Ho!1960 Babs TV Show
The Deputy1959 Emma Gant TV Show
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957 Ethel Mertz TV Show
Shower of Stars1954 Mrs. Mullins TV Show
I Love Lucy1953 Ethel Mertz Movie
The Blue Veil1951 Alicia Movie
I Love Lucy1951 Ethel Mertz TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Clara Appleby TV Show
The Secret Fury1950 Leah Movie
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948 TV Show
The Buick-Berle Show1948 Ethel Mertz TV Show
Take a Chance1933 Dancehall Girl (uncredited) Movie
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rn_tracy1_rnApr 25, 2013

Wow, she was married 4 times. Oh well, love her, miss her.

jubaby30Jan 25, 2010

vivian r.i.p we will all miss you and william frawley

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