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Vivian Vance (Vivian Roberta Jones)

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Biography

Cherryvale, Kansas, USA
She was born Vivian Roberta Jones, with a brother and four sisters. After the family moved from Cherryvale to Independence, Kansas, she studied drama under Anna Ingleman and William Inge. Their next move, to Albuquerque, New Mexico brought her to the Albuquerque Little Theatre, which provided her the money she needed to study under Eva Le Gallienne in New York. After arriving in 1932 she had trouble finding stage work until she began a two-year stint in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's "Music in the Air." She next understudied Ethel Merman in the hit "Anything Goes. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ethel Mertz / Herself

I Love Lucy 1953

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Character: Hester Goodbody

The Great Race 1965

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Character: Maggie Cummings

Rhoda 1974

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