Vivian Vance

Name at birth: Vivian Roberta Jones

Born: July 26, 1909 in Cherry Vale, Kansas

Died:August 17, 1979 of cancer in California

"The world has lost one of the greatest performers of the stage, films and television." Lucille Ball 8-17-79

"It's bad enough to lose one of the great artists we had the honor and pleasure of working with, but it's even harder to reconcile the loss of one of your best friend's." Desi Arnaz 8-17-79

Marriages

Joseph Shearer Danneck JR. 10-26-28,
Divorce final on April, 20 th 1931

George Koch 1-5-33 divorced in July of 1940

Phil Ober 1941-1959, Divorced

John Dodds 1961- until Viv's death in 1979

Plays

1934 "Anything Goes"

1936 "Red, Hot and Blue"

1937 "Hooray for What"

1939 "Skylark"

1940 "Out From Under"

1941 "Let's Face It"

1947 "Cradle Will Rock"

1951 "My Daughter Your Son"

Movies

1950 "Secret Fury"

1951 "The Blue Veil"

1965 "The Great Race"

TV Movies

1971 "Getting Away From it All"

1976 "The Great Houdinies"

TV Shows

1951-1957 I Love Lucy

1957-1960 The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour

The Lucy Show 1962-1965

1962-1965 Guestward, Ho

Commercials

Schaeffer Snorkel Pen - I Love Lucy Years

Maxwell House Coffee- 1970's

Awards

1953- Emmy- Best supporting actress

1954- Emmy- The role of Ethel Mertz

Photo Album



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