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Vivian Vance

Vivian VanceAKA Vivian Roberta Jones

Born: 26-Jul-1909
Birthplace: Cherryvale, KS
Died: 17-Aug-1979
Location of death: Belvedere, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Bone
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ethel on I Love Lucy

Played Lucille Ball's best friend and comedic sidekick on several sit-coms, most notably I Love Lucy.

Husband: Joseph Shearer Danneck, Jr. (m. 6-Oct-1928, div. 20-Apr-1931)
Husband: George Koch (m. 6-Jan-1933, div. Jul-1940)
Husband: Philip Ober (actor, m. 12-Aug-1941, div. 24-Apr-1959)
Husband: John Dodds (m. 16-Jan-1961, until her death)

    Emmy 1954 Best Supporting Actress, for I Love Lucy
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7000 Hollywood Blvd (television)
    Nervous Breakdown
    Risk Factors: Bell's Palsy

    I Love Lucy Ethel Mertz (1951-57)
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Ethel Mertz (1957-60)
    The Lucy Show Vivian Bagley (1962-65)
    Here's Lucy Vivian Jones (1968-72)

    The Great Race (1-Jul-1965) · Hester Goodbody
    The Blue Veil (26-Oct-1951)
    The Secret Fury (21-Feb-1950) · Leah

Is the subject of books:
The Other Side of Ethel Mertz: The Life Story of Vivian Vance, 1998, BY: Frank Castelluccio and Alvin Walker

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