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Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance
Vance in 1948.
Personal information
Birth nameVivian Roberta Jones
Birth dateJuly 26, 1909
Place of birthCherryvale, Kansas, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 17, 1979(age 70)
Death placeBelvedere, California, U.S.
Years active1933 77
SpouseJoseph Shearer Danneck, Jr. (1928-31)
George Koch (1933-40)
Philip Ober (1941-1959)
John Dodds (1961-79)

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Vivian Roberta Jones (July 26, 1909 August 17, 1979) was an American television and theater actress and singer. Often referred to as “TV’s most beloved second banana,” she is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to Lucille Ball on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, and as Vivian Bagley on The Lucy Show.

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