Vivian Vance was an American actress and singer, best known for playing ‘Ethel Mertz’ in the popular American TV sitcom ‘I Love Lucy,’ from 1951 to 1957 and ‘Vivian Bagley’ on ‘The Lucy Show,’ from 1962 to 1968. She started her acting career in 1932, when she made several ‘Broadway’ appearances, such as ‘Hooray for What!’ (1937) and ‘Let's Face It!’ (1941). She made her screen debut in an uncredited role in the 1926 film ‘The Patent Leather Pug.’ Her other films include ‘The Secret Fury’ (1950), ‘The Blue Veil’ (1951), and ‘The Great Race’ (1965). She made her TV debut on ‘I Love Lucy’ in 1951, and became the first actress to win and ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress.’ She was nominated for the same in 1954, 1956, and 1957, respectively. Her other TV shows include ‘The Red Skelton Show’ (1960-1964), ‘Here's Lucy’ (1968-1972), and ‘Sam’ (1978).
The Blue Veil is a historical drama film, which tells the story of a widow who loses her only child during the First World War. Therefore, she decides to spend the rest of her life working as a nurse for little children in order to fill the emptiness within her.
The Great Race is an action adventure sports comedy film which tells the story of two rivals, The Great Leslie, and Professor Fate, who plan an automobile race from New York to Paris. However, Fate’s sidekick, Max, attempts to sabotage Leslie's car and of the other racers, but Leslie finds an unlikely ally in Maggie, a journalist-turned-racer whose car breaks down during the race.
A wealthy classical pianist is accused of bigamy during her wedding ceremony, leading to temporary cancellation of the event. Undeterred, she along with her fiancé starts an investigation, meeting the man to whom she is supposed to be married and while they are there, a gunshot is fired in the backroom, resulting in her being held guilty of his murder.
Vivian Vance Awards
|I Love Lucy||Best Series Supporting Actress||1954|