Vivian Vance Net Worth

Vivian Vance Net Worth is
$10 Million

Vivian Vance Biography

Vance received a Primetime Emmy Award for Greatest Series Supporting Celebrity in 1954. In 1941, she portrayed her most effective stage part, that getting as Nancy Collister in the creation called “Let’s Encounter It! She haven’t any children. Early Lifestyle (Childhood): Born in Cherryvale, Kansas as a girl of Robert and Euphemia Jones. She made an appearance as a guest in the present called “Here’s Lucy”, aswell. Later she shifted to New Mexico where she pursued her performing career. Interesting Information: In her life time her calculated net worthy of was $10 million. Her birth name was Vivian Roberta Jones she transformed her last name as Vance. Furthermore to her acting profession, Vivian Vance was a singer. Personal Lifestyle: Vance was wedded for four moments. She divorced with her husbands oseph Shearer Danneck, Jr. Vance starred as Ethel Mertz from 1951 to 1957 in it series I REALLY LIKE Lucy. She starred as Vivian Bagley on The Lucy Present from 1962 to 1968. She died due to bone cancer. Accomplishment: During her life time she had won many awards and nominations. To mention some they are Primetime Emmy Awards, Online Film and Tv Association. She was inductee of Tv Academy Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Vivian Vance Net Worthy of: Vivian Vance was an American celebrity and singer who got a net worthy of of $10 million. Vivian Vance was created in Cherryvale, Kansas in July 1909 and passed on in August 1979. Vance was most widely known for her function as Ethel Mertz in it series I REALLY LIKE Lucy and as Vivian Bagley on the series The Lucy Present. However, it had been not as successful concerning start her film profession. Her first film function came uncredited in 1933’s Have a Possibility.,George Koch, Philip Ober. She reprised the function from 1957 to 1960 for The Lucy-Desi Humor Hour. In the present, her function was a bit less appealing and much less fashionable than that of Lucille Ball. Till last time she was with her hubby John Dodds. Vance after that starred as Vivian Jones on it series Here’s Lucy from 1968 to 1972. She also starred in the films THE TRICK Fury, The Blue Veil, and THE FANTASTIC Race.Who’s Vivian Vance: Evergreen tv,film and theater celebrity and singer from America. She was awarded a superstar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7030 Hollywood Blvd. After that, she started to come in another sitcom known as “The Lucy Present”. Vivian Vance passed on on August 17, 1979 from bone malignancy at age 70. Vivian Vance was a favorite actress on stage and also TV productions. Acting ultimately became the main resource of increasing the full total size of Vivian Vance net well worth, as well. It’s been claimed that the full total estimate of Vivian Vance net well worth gets to 10 million dollars, making her among the richest actresses in Hollywood. She was godmother of guitarist John Sebastian. Vivian Vance is mainly known from the display called “I REALLY LIKE Lucy”, where she performed the part of Ethel Mertz, a sidekick to some other star of the display, Lucille Ball. Also, she portrayed the part of Vivian Bagley in the display called “The Lucy Display”. Both these displays possess added up a whole lot of revenues to the entire quantity of Vivian Vance net well worth, as well. Prior to the sitcom was completed, she was nominated because of this award 3 x more. She grew up in a big family members as she was the next kid out of six of these. When she was 6 years old, everyone transferred to Independence, Kansas. When she was learning in senior high school there, Vivian Vance got thinking about performing and attended drama lessons. She transferred to New Mexico, where she likely to work as an celebrity. She was created in 1909 and passed on in 1979. Vivian Vance was an associate of the Albuquerque Small Theatre and using its theater group, Vivian Vance made an appearance in a few productions on stage, such as for example “The Cradle Tune” and “This Thing Known as Appreciate”. In 1932, she begun to appear in Broadway has. In 1937, she made an appearance in the play known as “Hooray for What!”, where she was chosen to displace Kay Thompson. She actually is mostly known on her behalf function in sitcom I REALLY LIKE Lucy and The Lucy present.”. Due to her successful focus on stage, the celebrity decided to proceed to Hollywood, California and branch out in film function. She made an appearance in two films there, which were known as “The Blue Veil” and “THE TRICK Fury”. Hence, her film work in addition has added up some revenues to the entire sum of Vivian Vance net worthy of. In 1951, she became children name when she was selected to surface in the strike sitcom called “I REALLY LIKE Lucy”. From 1960 to 1964 she acquired a recurring function as Clara Appleby on The Crimson Skelton Hour. In 1953, on her behalf focus on the sitcom, Vivian Vance was awarded an Emmy Award for Excellent Supporting Celebrity and became the initial celebrity to earn it. The celebrity was created in 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas. in 1991. Following this present ended, the celebrity made an appearance in the film known as “The Great Competition”. Vance began as a stage celebrity and starred in the displays Anything Runs, The Cradle Will Rock, Don’t Drink the Drinking water, ENOUGH TIME of the Cuckoo, Barefoot in the Recreation area, Arsenic and Aged Lace, and even more. In 1969, she made an appearance in the Broadway creation called “My Child, Your Child”. She was into performing since her college days.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameVivian Vance
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1909
DiedAugust 17, 1979, Belvedere, California, United States
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
SpouseJohn Dodds, Philip Ober, George Koch, Joseph Shearer Danneck, Jr.
ParentsEuphemia Jones, Robert Jones
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress In A Regular Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress - Dramatic or Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Performance By An Actress, TV Land Favorite Cantankerous Couple Award, TV Land Favorite Second Banana Award
MoviesLucy Calls the President, The Great Houdini, The Great Race, I Love Lucy
TV ShowsThe Lucy Show, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

Interesting Facts

1 Originally Lucille Ball did not want Vivian to portray Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy because she thought she was too pretty at 42 to portray a landlord and believed that only the main star should be attractive.
2 Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early Television Memories issue with Lucille Ball, as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz in a scene from I Love Lucy: Job Switching (1952). The stamp was issued 11 August 2009.
3 Divorced Philip Ober in 1959 under allegations of spousal abuse. Because the majority of the wealth was earned during the success of I Love Lucy (1951), she was forced to hand over half of her $160,000 in community property, which included, among other things, her ranch in Cubero, New Mexico and home in California.
4 She left The Lucy Show (1962) as a regular in 1965, because the weekly commutes between Connecticut and Los Angeles put a strain on her marriage to publishing executive John Dodds. She asked the show for a $500,000 advance, more creative and directorial control,and a raise in weekly pay. These demands were in part to convince Lucille Ball not to try and talk her out of retirement. She would go on to guest star with Lucy in future projects.
5 After marrying publisher John Dodds in 1961, she left Los Angeles for good. The couple spent the next several years living in various locations. In 1961, they purchased an old white farmhouse in Stamford, Connecticut. They also purchased a 200 year old schoolhouse in Westchester County, New York to be used as a retreat for the two of them after her years on The Lucy Show (1962). As John's career took off, they lived in a penthouse at Beekman Place in Manhattan. Tiring of the big city life, in the late 1960s, they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico owning and operating a Travel Agency. In 1974, after her first bout with cancer, they decided to sell the business along with property she owned in Solvang, California to finance a publishing business for John in San Francisco. She would live the rest of her life in Belvedere, California, near to her sister, in a shingle style house by the beach.
6 She returned to Broadway in the late 1960s, early 1970s, and usually commanded a $2,500/week salary. When she would return to her hometown of Albequerque, New Mexico, she would only accept a maximum of $250/week for little theater performances.
7 In the 1970s, she discovered commercials were a lucrative way to capitalize on fame, with a 3 year $250,000 contract. She became known as Maxine, in the Maxwell House Commercials.
8 Godmother to John Sebastian. She was best friend's with his mother, Jane Sebastian, and mentioned her name in many I Love Lucy (1951) episodes.
9 Miss Vance was honored by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health for her contributions on behalf of the mentally ill.
10 Best remembered as Lucy's best friend and land lady, Ethel in I Love Lucy (1951).
11 Producer Vinton Freedley was preparing his next musical and offered Vivian a musical role in which she'd have to do a playful striptease. Known for her vulgar, tauntingly glamorous roles already, she turned him down lest she be typecast. The show was "Leave It to Me," the song was "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," and Mary Martin became a huge musical star as a result of it.
12 A founding member of the Albuquerque Little Theater, where she played a vamp in "This Thing Called Love" and a nun in "The Cradle Song," the local theater community helped pay her way to New York. The theater in later years was eventually nicknamed The Vivian Vance Playhouse.
13 Vivian started acting when she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she took the last name "Vance" from a dramatics teacher who had been supportive of her acting career.
14 Legend has it that a clause in her television contract required her to stay 10 pounds heavier than costar/producer Lucille Ball. Actually, this contract never existed, at least not in legal, binding form. It was a mock contract given to Vance by Ball as a gag gift sparking the legend it was a real contract.
15 One of her closest friends in childhood was the silent film star Louise Brooks, who was her neighbor in Cherryvale, Kansas.
16 Vance's I Love Lucy (1951) co-star, William Frawley, reportedly received a unique deal for early television. His contract called for residuals from I Love Lucy (1951) for years after the series ended production in 1957. Unfortunately, Vance did not have a similar clause in her contract.
17 Producer Jess Oppenheimer was quoted as saying that the infamous feud between Vance and William Frawley was exaggerated. While TV's favorite neighbors may not have been "chummy" in real life, they were professionals who for the most part treated each other with respect during rehearsals and filming.
18 Battled ill-health throughout much of the 1970s, beginning with a series of strokes in 1973. She died of bone cancer.
19 Was offered to do a spinoff of I Love Lucy (1951) with her costar William Frawley, but the two did not like each other at all in real life and refused to do it.
20 First person to win an Emmy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' [1954]

Net Worth & Salary

The Lucy Show (1962) $8,000 /wk + bonuses
I Love Lucy (1951) $7,500 /wk (season 6)
I Love Lucy (1951) $3,500 /wk (season 3)
I Love Lucy (1951) $1,000 /wk (season 2)
I Love Lucy (1951) $450 /wk (season 1)
I Love Lucy (1951) $280 /week (first season)


1 Husky voice
2 Often starred in Lucille Ball's television shows


1 Advice to actress, Kaye Ballard on doing a series: Kaye, you must use your own first name because I go through life just being called Ethel Mertz. No one even knows who Vivian Vance was.
2 When I die, there will be people who send flowers to Ethel Mertz.
3 "Champagne, for everyone!" While dining at a restaurant, upon hearing of former co-star William Frawley's death on Thursday, March 3rd, 1966.
4 Lucille Ball was supposedly brutally cold to her at their first meeting and later that same day one of the show's staff asked her how she could work for such a bitch to which Vivian Vance replied, "If this show's a success then I'm going to learn to love that 'female dog'.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
1991 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 14 February 1991 (posthumously). At 7030 Hollywood Blvd.
1954 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Series Supporting Actress I Love Lucy (1951)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Cantankerous Couple I Love Lucy (1951) William Frawley
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Second Banana I Love Lucy (1951)
1958 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic or Comedy Series I Love Lucy (1951)
1957 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Performance by an Actress I Love Lucy (1951)
1955 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Regular Series I Love Lucy (1951)



Sam 1978 TV Series
Lucy Calls the President 1977 TV Movie Viv
The Great Houdini 1976 TV Movie Minnie (Nurse)
Rhoda 1975 TV Series Maggie Cummings
Here's Lucy 1968-1972 TV Series Vivian Jones
The Lorax 1972 TV Short Singer (voice, uncredited)
Getting Away from It All 1972 TV Movie May Brodey
The Front Page 1970 TV Movie Mrs. Grant
Love, American Style 1969 TV Series Madame Zimia Zygmundt (segment "Love and the Medium")
The Lucy Show 1962-1968 TV Series Vivian Bagley Vivian Bunson
Off to See the Wizard 1967 TV Series Sarah's Mother
The Great Race 1965 Hester Goodbody
The Red Skelton Hour 1960-1964 TV Series Clara Appleby
Guestward Ho! 1960 TV Series Babs
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1957-1960 TV Series Ethel Mertz
The Deputy 1959 TV Series Emma Gant
I Love Lucy 1951-1957 TV Series Ethel Mertz
Shower of Stars 1955 TV Series Mrs. Mullins
Texaco Star Theatre 1954 TV Series Ethel Mertz
I Love Lucy 1953 Ethel Mertz / Herself
The Blue Veil 1951 Alicia
The Secret Fury 1950 Leah
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1949 TV Series
Take a Chance 1933 Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
The Patent Leather Pug 1926


I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Carolina in the Morning" uncredited, "Friendship"
The Lucy Show 1963 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
I Love Lucy 1951-1952 TV Series performer - 4 episodes


I Love Ryan? 2015 TV Series very special thanks - 2 episodes
Ryan & Ruby 2014 TV Series short very special thanks - 1 episode


Over Easy 1977 TV Series
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball 1975 TV Special Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1973 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1970 TV Series Herself - Co-Hostess / Herself / Herself - Actress / ...
The Kraft Music Hall 1970 TV Series Herself
The Joan Rivers Show 1969 TV Series Herself
You're Putting Me On 1969 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Match Game 1965-1967 TV Series Herself - Team Captain
You Don't Say 1967 TV Series Herself
Everybody's Talking 1967 TV Series Herself
I've Got a Secret 1959-1966 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest / ...
America's Crises 1965 TV Series documentary Herself
Call My Bluff 1965 TV Series Herself
Password All-Stars 1961-1965 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Price Is Right 1965 TV Series Herself
CBS: The Stars' Address 1963 TV Movie Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1962 TV Series Herself
Candid Camera 1961 TV Series Herself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959 TV Series Herself
I Love Lucy 1956 TV Series Ethel Mertz
The Bob Hope Show 1956 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954 TV Series Herself
Stars in the Eye 1952 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 2015 TV Movie documentary Ethel Mertz / I Love Lucy
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself - I Love Lucy
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Ethel Mertz
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz 2012 Video documentary short Clips from 'Here's Lucy'
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Vivian Bagley
Working with Lucy: A Conversation with James E. Brodhead 2010 Video documentary short Clip from 'Lucy Calls the President'
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Herself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself / Ethel Mertz
TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 TV Special
The Desilu Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Co-star of 'I Love Lucy'
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Ethel Mertz
Pioneers of Primetime 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself / Ethel Mertz
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits 1991 Video Ethel Mertz
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television 1975 TV Special Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1974 TV Series Ethel Mertz

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