The Other Side of Ethel Mertz: The Life Story of Vivian Vance

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Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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Best known for her role as Lucille Ball's feisty sidekick, Vivian Vance had an exciting life and career long before her role as Ethel Mertz. This book features little known facts and stories about the stormy relationship between Lucy and Ethel as well as wonderful vignettes about Vance's early days. 50 photos.

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Vivian Vance pioneered the role of female sidekick as Lucille Ball's feisty neighbor Ethel on I Love Lucy. Yet little has been written about the beloved actress and her varied career before and after ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Castelluccio came to the U.S. from Italy in 1970, graduated from New York University. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.

Walker grew up in Memphis, TN, and currently divided his time between New York and Los Angeles. He has had a long career in acting and has appeared in several films and television series. He has degrees in education and theater from Univ. of Memphis.

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