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Amazing photo of Vivian Vance circa 1932, 20 years before she became Ethel Mertz on "I Love Lucy."

Amazing photo of Vivian Vance circa 1932, 20 years before she became Ethel Mertz on "I Love Lucy."

Vivian Vance -

Vivian Vance -

Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), died of cancer at 67 on August 17, 1979 [Gone but not forgotten]

Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), died of cancer at 67 on August 17, 1979 [Gone but not forgotten]

Vivian Vance (Ethel from "I Love Lucy")

Vivian Vance (Ethel from "I Love Lucy")

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, 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".

Lucy, Desi, and Vivian Vance

Lucy, Desi, and Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance. She looks a little like Michael Learned. (Olivia Walton)

Vivian Vance. She looks a little like Michael Learned. (Olivia Walton)

Ethel and Lucy (I Love Lucy)

Ethel and Lucy (I Love Lucy)

Vivian Vance and her cat   From the estate of Vivian Vance Photo: From The Serge Matt Collection

I Love Ethel - A Vivian Vance archive uncovered

Vivian Vance and her cat From the estate of Vivian Vance Photo: From The Serge Matt Collection

Vivian Vance, Betty Grable, Lucille Ball

Vivian Vance, Betty Grable, Lucille Ball

Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball

Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball

LUCILLE BALL & VIVIAN VANCE YOU CAN SEE THE LOVE FOR EACH OTHER IN THEIR SMILING EYES

LUCILLE BALL & VIVIAN VANCE YOU CAN SEE THE LOVE FOR EACH OTHER IN THEIR SMILING EYES

Vivian Vance...too bad she didn't do much acting after the 'I Love Lucy Show'

You'll Never Guess Who This Beauty Is

Vivian Vance...too bad she didn't do much acting after the 'I Love Lucy Show'

Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance interview in 1975

Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance interview in 1975

Lucy & Vivian Vance

Lucy & Vivian Vance