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The lovable Mertzes, Ethel & Fred on the I Love Lucy were fabulous. The pair played by Vivian Vance and William Frawley. Their on screen chemistry was fantastic. Unfortunately off screen they couldn't stand each other...so sad.

Vivian Vance (1947) ~ portrayed Ethel,  Lucy's best friend, on the "I Love Lucy" television show.

Vivian Vance (1947) ~ portrayed Ethel, Lucy's best friend, on the "I Love Lucy" television show.

Vivian Vance (born Vivian Roberta Jones, July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[2] was an 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 (born Vivian Roberta Jones, July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[2] was an 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, 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]

Ethel (Vivian Vance) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) binge for laughs in the famous chocolate factory scene in 'I Love Lucy.' (Photo: Getty Images)

Ethel (Vivian Vance) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) binge for laughs in the famous chocolate factory scene in 'I Love Lucy.' (Photo: Getty Images)

Click the photo of Fred & Ethyl to read my blog post - Are You an Increasing Asset or A Depreciating Asset?

Click the photo of Fred & Ethyl to read my blog post - Are You an Increasing Asset or A Depreciating Asset?

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