Vivian Vance

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Vivian Roberta Jones
  • Birth Place: Cherryvale, KS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/26/1909, Leo
  • Date of Death: 08/17/1979
  • Profession: Actor
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Vivian Vance Fast Facts:
  • Studied drama in high school with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist William Inge.
  • Began her stage-acting career in community theaters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, before finally moving to New York City in 1932.
  • Understudied Ethel Merman in the 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes, featuring the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.
  • Won the Emmy Award for Best Series Supporting Actress in 1954, the first year the category was honored, for her portrayal of Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy.
  • Vivian Vance Relationships:
  • Mickey Boyer - Sister
  • Robert Jones - Father
  • Robert Jones - Brother
  • Lou Ann Graham - Sister
  • Euphemia Mae Jones - Mother
  • Joseph Shearer Dannick Jr. - Ex-husband
  • John Dodds - Husband
  • Philip Ober - Ex-husband
  • Dorothy O'Neal - Sister
  • Venus Speer - Sister
  • George Koch - Ex-husband
  • Vivian Vance Awards:
  • 1954 Emmy: Best Series Supporting Actress - Winner
  • 1957 Emmy: Best Supporting Performance by an Actress - Nominee
  • 1955 Emmy: Best Supporting Actress in a Regular Series - Nominee
  • 1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic or Comedy Series - Nominee

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