Vivian Vance

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  • Birth Name: Vivian Roberta Jones
  • Birth Place: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
  • Died: August 17, 1979
  • Profession: Actor
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Tue Jan 16 5:00am
I Love LucyLucy Has Her Eyes Examined(Season 3, Episode 11) HALMRK

Lucy has a jitterbug audition for an upcoming movie role. But can she do it with her eyes fogged with eye drops? That's what happens to her when she takes Ricky to have his eyes examined. Dancer Arthur “King Cat” Walsh plays himself (giving Lucy a jitt (more…)

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Tue Jan 16 5:30am
I Love LucyRicky's Old Girlfriend(Season 3, Episode 12) HALMRK

Ricky is jealous when Lucy comes up with a long list of ex-boyfriends, so he invents an old flame---who just happens to be in town. Her name: Carlota Romano (Rosa Turich), with whom Ricky did perform years before. Young woman: Lillian Molieri. Jerry: Jerry (more…)

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Tue Jan 16 6:00am
I Love LucyThe Million Dollar Idea(Season 3, Episode 13) HALMRK

The Ricardo household budget is a shambles (as usual) after Lucy decides to put her salad dressing on the market. Her plan: market it on a TV morning show on the station her friend Caroline Appleby's husband runs. Home economist Mary Margaret McMertz (Eth (more…)

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Tue Jan 16 6:30am
I Love LucyRicky Minds the Baby(Season 3, Episode 14) HALMRK

Ricky decides to spend more time with Little Ricky (actually, Lucy demands it). And he dotes on the boy---until a football game on TV grabs his attention. Little Ricky: Joseph and Michael Mayer.

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Tue Jan 16 7:00am
I Love LucyCharm School(Season 3, Episode 15) HALMRK

It's time for charm school for Lucy and Ethel when their men eye a pretty woman (Eve Whitney Maxwell) at a party. But Ricky and Fred are anything but charmed by the results. Bill Hall: Tyler McVey. Lou Ann Hall: Vivi Janiss. Tom Williams: Maury Hill. Phoeb (more…)

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Tue Jan 16 7:30am
I Love LucySentimental Anniversary(Season 3, Episode 16) HALMRK

Lucy and Ricky want to spend their 13th anniversary alone, but the Mertzes have another idea: a surprise party. Party guests: Barbara Pepper, Hazel Pierce, Bennett Green.

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Wed Jan 17 5:00am
I Love LucyFan Magazine Interview(Season 3, Episode 17) HALMRK

A reporter (Joan Banks) for a fan magazine spends an “average day” with the Ricardos. Of course, it's anything but average for the happily married couple. And they might not be so happily married, thanks to a publicity stunt that agent Jerry (Jerry Has (more…)

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Wed Jan 17 5:30am
I Love LucyOil Wells(Season 3, Episode 18) HALMRK

The Ricardos and Mertzes as oil millionaires? Lucy and Ethel get a hot stock tip from their new neighbors from Texas. But Ricky and Fred say no. At first, anyhow. But are these neighbors (Harry Cheshire, Sandra Gould) swindlers? Ken: Ken Christy.

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Wed Jan 17 6:00am
I Love LucyRicky Loses His Temper(Season 3, Episode 19) HALMRK

Lucy buys a hat and Ricky hits the roof, prompting a bet: he'll get mad again before she buys another hat. Can Ricky keep his fiery temper in check (in the face of no small amount of provocation)? Can Lucy resist a turquoise cocktail hat with little pearl (more…)

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Wed Jan 17 6:30am
I Love LucyHome Movies(Season 3, Episode 20) HALMRK

Ricky's home movies move the Mertzes to walk out, and prompt Lucy, Fred and Ethel to make a movie of their own, a “Western musical drama” shot in the Ricardo living room. That's not to be mixed up with a TV pilot Ricky's making, is it? Bennett Green: S (more…)

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Wed Jan 17 7:00am
I Love LucyBonus Bucks(Season 3, Episode 21) HALMRK

A dollar bill takes a zany trip---with the Ricardos and Mertzes in hot pursuit. It's a winning bill (worth $300) in a newspaper contest. It belongs to Ricky, but he gallantly slips it into Lucy's purse. Gallant isn't necessarily smart: Lucy unthinkingly gi (more…)

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Wed Jan 17 7:30am
I Love LucyRicky's Hawaiian Vacation(Season 3, Episode 22) HALMRK

Ricky's band is to play in Hawaii---and guess who wants to go? Lucy's plan: go on a game show that gives away airline tickets. It calls for some trickery, and Lucy just might meet her match in the show's host, Freddie Fillmore (Frank Nelson), a prankster p (more…)

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Thu Jan 18 5:00am
I Love LucyLucy Is Envious(Season 3, Episode 23) HALMRK

Who are those Martian women atop the Empire State Building? They're Lucy and Ethel, and they're there because Lucy needs money, $500, to be precise, to donate to charity. It seems she just can't say no to her rich ex-schoolmate (Mary Jane Croft), who's hea (more…)

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Thu Jan 18 5:30am
I Love LucyLucy Writes a Novel(Season 3, Episode 24) HALMRK

Lucy writes a novel in which the characters are thinly veiled caricatures of Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Too thinly veiled, Ricky, Fred and Ethel think. So they burn it. But not before Lucy gets a copy to a publisher. Dr. Dorrance: Pierre Watkin. Mel Eaton: Day (more…)

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Thu Jan 18 6:00am
I Love LucyLucy's Club Dance(Season 3, Episode 25) HALMRK

The Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League forms a quintet (with Lucy on sax) as a fund-raiser. It's no way to raise money (Ethel likens Lucy's sound to “a mouse with a head cold”). Maybe bandleader Ricky can whip them into shape. But first, Lucy has som (more…)

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Thu Jan 18 6:30am
I Love LucyThe Black Wig(Season 3, Episode 26) HALMRK

Lucy plays a black-wigged temptress to test Ricky's fidelity. The result makes her see red, so she schemes to get even. But she won't divorce him. “Yeah, stay married to him,” Ethel says. “That'll teach him.” Roberta: Eve McVeagh. Doug: Douglas Eva (more…)

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Thu Jan 18 7:00am
I Love LucyThe Diner(Season 3, Episode 27) HALMRK

The Ricardos and the Mertzes buy a diner, name it A Little Bit of Cuba and go to work. Well, the Mertzes go to work; the Ricardos “greet.” Not surprisingly, relations are soon strained. Can a food fight be far behind? Mr. Watson: James Burke. Drunk: Fr (more…)

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Thu Jan 18 7:30am
I Love LucyTennessee Ernie Visits(Season 3, Episode 28) HALMRK

The corn starts popping when Tennessee Ernie Ford comes to visit in Part 1 of a two-part episode. He's Lucy's “Cousin” Ernest, an earnest young man from Bent Fork, Tenn., who knows nothing of city ways and is inadvertently infuriating. He's got to go (more…)

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Fri Jan 19 5:00am
I Love LucyTennessee Ernie Hangs On(Season 3, Episode 29) HALMRK

Conclusion: Lucy's “cousin” Ernest (Tennessee Ernie Ford) won't leave despite all sorts of subterfuge. So the Ricardos plead poverty. They tell him they can't afford food. Too bad that Ernest knows how to sing for his supper on a variety show called (more…)

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Fri Jan 19 5:30am
I Love LucyThe Golf Game(Season 3, Episode 30) HALMRK

Tired of being golf widows, Lucy and Ethel take up the game themselves. But that's more “togetherness” than Ricky and Fred want, so they invent a set of crazy rules to discourage them. Pro Jimmy Demeret (playing himself) sets them straight and before l (more…)

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Fri Jan 19 6:00am
I Love LucyThe Sublease(Season 3, Episode 31) HALMRK

The Ricardos are off to Maine for the summer, so they decide to sublet their apartment. Their landlords, the Mertzes, don't like the idea, and like the potential tenants even less. Nor are they wild about their new roommates. Mrs. Hammond: Virginia Brissac (more…)

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Fri Jan 19 6:30am
I Love LucyThe Business Manager(Season 4, Episode 1) HALMRK

It's a case of the redhead vs. greenbacks when Ricky hires a business manager (Charles Lane) to straighten out the household budget. He puts Lucy (Lucille Ball) on a crash cash diet ($5 a month), but she finds a way around it. Mrs. Trumbull: Elizabeth Patt (more…)

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Fri Jan 19 7:00am
I Love LucyMertz and Kurtz(Season 4, Episode 2) HALMRK

Fred's globetrotting old vaudeville partner, Barney Kurtz (Charles Winninger), shows up, so Fred says he's a real-estate tycoon (with a red-headed maid to prove it). Actually, Barney's a cook in the Bronx, but his grandson (Stephen Wootton) is coming for a (more…)

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Fri Jan 19 7:30am
I Love LucyLucy Cries Wolf(Season 4, Episode 3) HALMRK

Lucy cries wolf once too often when she decides to see whether Ricky would come to her aid in an emergency. He assures her that he'd rush home from the club “between the 'baba' and the 'lu' ” if she were in danger, but that's not enough reassurance for (more…)

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  • Birth Name: Vivian Roberta Jones
  • Birth Place: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
  • Died: August 17, 1979
  • Profession: Actor

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