Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy 100th birthday Ethel Mertz!

Vivian Vance was born 100 years ago today. She died in 1979. She is best remembered as Ethel Mertz from the top rated sitcom of all time, the 1950's I Love Lucy show. Although she was billed as Lucille Ball's dowdy older sidekick she was actually only 2 years older. I think she carried the show in her own right.

I am showing one of the most famous comedy scenes of all time, The Chocolate Factory, staring Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance.

She has a short filmography:

* The Secret Fury (1950)
* The Blue Veil (1951)
* I Love Lucy (1953) (available only on the I Love Lucy The Complete Series set.)
* The Great Race (1965)

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