Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance
1909 - 1979
Vivian Vance  American Actress

Vivian Vance dating history


Vivian Vance was previously married to John Dodds (1961 - 1979), Philip Ober (1941 - 1959), George Koch (1933 - 1940) and Joseph Shearer Danneck, Jr. (1928 - 1931).


American Actress Vivian Vance was born Vivian Roberta Jones on 26th July, 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas and passed away on 17th Aug 1979 Belvedere, California aged 70. She is most remembered for I Love Lucy. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Vivian Vance was in an on-screen matchup with William Frawley in I Love Lucy (1951).

Vivian Vance is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American women singers.


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Married4 19 years, 7 months 12 years, 6 months 3 years, 6 months
Total4 19 years, 7 months 12 years, 6 months 3 years, 6 months


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
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered
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, 1933–1978, 1926–1978
Father Robert Jones
Mother Euphemia Jones
Friend Louise Brooks

Vivian Vance (born Vivian Roberta Jones; July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979) was an American actress and singer, who is known for her role as Ethel Mertz on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy (1951–1957), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1954, as well as receiving three other Emmy nominations. She also starred as Vivian Bagley on the sitcom The Lucy Show (1962–1968).

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Vivian Vance70 LeoActress
John Dodds-
Philip Ober80 AriesActor
George Koch-
Joseph Shearer Danneck, Jr.-


Sam1978TV Show
Lucy Calls the President1977VivTV Movie
The Great Houdini1976Minnie (Nurse)TV Movie
Rhoda1974Maggie CummingsTV Show
The Lorax1972Singer (voice, uncredited)TV Show
Getting Away from It All1972May BrodeyTV Movie
The Front Page1970Mrs. GrantTV Movie
Love, American Style1969Madame Zimia Zygmundt (segment "Love and the Medium")TV Show
Here's Lucy1968Vivian JonesTV Show
Off to See the Wizard1967Sarah's MotherTV Show
The Great Race1965Hester GoodbodyMovie
The Lucy Show1962Vivian Bagley, Vivian BunsonTV Show
Guestward Ho!1960BabsTV Show
The Deputy1959Emma GantTV Show
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957Ethel MertzTV Show
Lucy's Really Lost Moments1956Movie
Shower of Stars1954Mrs. MullinsTV Show
I Love Lucy1953Ethel Mertz, SelfMovie
The Blue Veil1951AliciaMovie
I Love Lucy1951Ethel MertzTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Clara ApplebyTV Show
The Secret Fury1950LeahMovie
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948TV Show
Take a Chance1933Dancehall Girl - Solo Singer (uncredited)Movie
The Patent Leather Pug1925Movie
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cboothe977cboothe977Jan 21, 2021

7000 Hollywood Blvd.

luvsydbluvsydbAug 11, 2019

Heeeeeeer's LUCY, omg lmmfao..Priceless

wjerryzwjerryzJun 16, 2016

Vivian was best friends with Louise Brooks

rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnApr 25, 2013

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

jubaby30jubaby30Jan 25, 2010

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

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