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Vivian Vance’s Walk of Fame Photos

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

WALK OF FAME

From the vaults: Star ceremony for Vivian Vance

 

Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger
July 26, 2009

 

Today would have been the 100th birthday of comedienne, Vivian Vance of “I Love Lucy” fame. To celebrate, here are photos from the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony that I attended in 1991. Among those who appeared at the ceremony, hosted by Johnny Grant, were — Lucie Arnaz; Gale Gordon; Vivian’s sister, Dorothy Jones; Bob Carroll Jr. and Madelyn Davis. Vivian Vance’s Star is located at 7030 Hollywood Boulevard, just west of the Roosevelt Hotel.

 

 

Lucie Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz

 

 

Vance's sister Dorothy

Vivian’s sister, Dorothy Jones

 

 

Vivian Vance-star-ceremony

Gale Gordon; Johnny Grant; Dorothy Jones; Lucie Arnaz

 

 

Vivian Vance Walk of Fame Star

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Vivian Vance’s 100th Birthday

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Vivian Vance

 

 Vivian Vance

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

  • BORN: July 26, 1909, Cherryvale, Kansas
  • DIED: August 17, 1979, Belvedere, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Breast and bone cancer
  • BURIAL: Cremated and ashes spread in San Francisco Bay

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New 2009 Postage Stamps…

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Lucy, Ethel, Groucho on postage stamps in ’09

 

2009 Stamps

 

Postal Service to release set featuring Groucho, Lucy and Ethel in 2009

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The Associated Press
Dec. 29, 2008
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WASHINGTON – Lucy and Ethel lose their struggle with a chocolate assembly line. Joe Friday demands “just the facts” with a penetrating gaze. A secret word brings Groucho a visit from a duck.

 

Folks who grew up as television came of age will delight in a 20-stamp set included in the Postal Service’s plans for 2009 recalling early memories of the medium.

 

Besides commemorating black-and-white TV, the service’s 2009 postage stamp program ranges from commemorating President Abraham Lincoln to the Thanksgiving Day parade, civil rights pioneers, actor Gary Cooper, poet Edgar Allan Poe, Supreme Court justices and Alaska and Hawaii statehood.

 

Most of the commemorative stamps are priced at 42 cents, the current first-class rate. However, a rate increase is scheduled in May and the size will depend on the consumer price index.

 

The Early TV Memories stamp set is scheduled for release Aug. 11 in Los Angeles.

 

One recalls the quiz show “You Bet Your Life,” on which the unflappable Groucho Marx awarded prizes to contestants who answered questions. If they said a secret word, a toy duck dropped down with a cash reward.

 

In a memorable scene from “I Love Lucy,” Lucille Ball and sidekick Ethel Mertz work at an assembly line that speeds up and they can’t wrap the candy quickly enough, causing panic.

 

In the stamp commemorating the cop show “Dragnet,” star Jack Webb as detective Joe Friday gives his “just the facts, ma’am,” stare, while on another stamp sweetheart singer Dinah Shore throws the audience a kiss.

 

Other shows featured are “Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Ed Sullivan Show,” “George Burns & Gracie Allen Show,” “Hopalong Cassidy,” “The Honeymooners,” “Howdy Doody,” “Kukla, Fran and Ollie,” “Lassie,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Perry Mason,” “Phil Silvers Show,” “Red Skelton,” “Texaco Star Theater,” “Tonight Show” and “Twilight Zone.”

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