Vivian Vance


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Biography:
Birth Name: Vivian Vance
Born: 07/26/1909
Birth Place: Cherryvale, Kansas, USA
Death Place: Belvedere, California, USA
Died: 08/17/1979

The Kansas-born Vance was trained as a lyric soprano, and got her start at a community playhouse in Albuquerque, NM. She was only 19 when she made her Broadway debut in the Hammerstein and Kern operetta "Music in the Air" (1932-1933). But Vance's stage career never really got off the ground.

She had a small role in the comedy "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" (1938), touring with the show in the early 1940s. Her film career also struggled; after her debut in the Bob Hope/Betty Hutton comedy "Let's Face It" (1943), she made only three more films. These consisted of small roles in Mel Ferrer's whodunit "The Secret Fury" (1950), the melodrama "The Blue Veil" (1951) and, after her fame, the frenetic com... Continue Bio >>

Popular Television:
1977 Lucille Ball Special
1976 Great Houdinis
1971 Getting Away From It All

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