Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), died of cancer at 67 on August 17, 1979 [Gone but not forgotten]
Vivian Vance, 1940s (7/26/09 - 8/17/79) American television and theater actress and singer. Vance 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".
Vivian Vance and her cat From the estate of Vivian Vance Photo: From The Serge Matt Collection
Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance
A glamourous Vivian Vance in the 1940s. Vivian was best known as Ethel Mertz on "I Love Lucy" in the 1950s.
Vivian Vance aka Ethel Mertz
celebrity friendships: Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball