Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sexy Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance often mentioned that she didn't like being typecast into Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy. In her Broadway musicals prior to I Love Lucy days, Viv had always played "the other women" roles. She was the glamorous, sexy, beautiful and seductive other woman, and playing Ethel Mertz forever "ruined her career", as she had mentioned in Dean Martin Roast Lucy. In this video, you catch a glimpse of how the other side of Ethel Mertz really is.

The biggest blessing for making I Love Lucy was to meet Lucille Ball. Not only had they become sisters, Lucy also taught Viv to be stronger emotionally. Lucy played a role in encouraging Viv to file for divorce from her abusive husband, Philip Ober. Of course, Viv went on to marry a writer and lived happily after.


  1. I'm sorry, but I don't believe that she loved happily ever after. Her last husband was homosexual so she clearly didn't have the happy relationship married women should.

  2. the video of Vivian is said to be on privet when i press play :( id love to see it!

  3. in the beginning Lucy required Vivian Vance to keep weight on...later, as the show progress, Vivian Vance ignored Lucy and trimmed down in later can see the transitions in the show