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Mystery of Vivian's One-Time Appearance on HOLLYWOOD SQUARES

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Sorry if this subject has been mentioned before or is common knowledge but does anyone know the story behind Vivian Vance's one episode appearance on HOLLYWOOD SQUARES in 1967? She was on Monday and then replaced for the rest of the week by Deborah Walley. I don't believe I've heard of that ever happening before on one of the game shows where the "celebrity" was replaced, I always thought all five episodes were filmed the same day. What happened? Did Vivian have a panic attack (seems incredible given all that work before studio audiences with Lucy)? Did she walk off in a huff? Suddenly get ill? Very strange and it's notable she was never a guest again on the show and they usually used the celebrities over and over, even "C" level ones.

 

December 11-15, 1967:

ART LINKLETTER, VIVIAN VANCE (12/11), DEBORAH WALLEY (12/12-15), CHARLEY WEAVER, DELLA REESE, WALLY COX, ROSE MARIE, JIM BACKUS, BILL BIXBY & GLENN FORD.

 

IMDb lists all ten stars for the five episodes and that can't be right given there are only nine squares.

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Other HOLLYWOOD SQUARES weeks of interest:

 

February 2-6, 1970:

VINCENT PRICE, LAINIE KAZAN, CHARLEY WEAVER, NANETTE FABRAY, WALLY COX, ROSE MARIE, SOUPY SALES, DINO, DESI & BILLY & JIM BACKUS.

 

July 5-9, 1971:

VINCENT PRICE, LUCIE ARNAZ , CHARLEY WEAVER, SAMMY DAVIS, JR., WALLY COX, ROSE MARIE, JAN MURRAY, KAREN VALENTINE & PAUL LYNDE.

 

September 13-17, 1971:

VINCENT PRICE, LUCIE ARNAZ , CHARLEY WEAVER, MIMI HINES & PHIL FORD, WALLY COX, ROSE MARIE, CARL REINER, DICK VAN DYKE & PAUL LYNDE.

 

April 3-7, 1972:

DESI ARNAZ , NANETTE FABRAY, CHARLEY WEAVER, MICHAEL LANDON, WALLY COX, KAREN VALENTINE, JAN MURRAY, VALERIE HARPER & PAUL LYNDE.

 

July 17-21, 1972:

VINCENT PRICE, LESLIE UGGAMS, HARVEY KORMAN, DESI ARNAZ, WALLY COX, ROSE MARIE, BILL BIXBY, CAROL WAYNE & PAUL LYNDE.

 

July 24-28, 1972:

JAN MURRAY, EVA GABOR, DESI ARNAZ , JOSEPH CAMPANELLA, WALLY COX, SUSAN CLARK, KENT McCORD, SUZANNE PLESHETTE & PAUL LYNDE.

 

August 7-11, 1972:

ROGER MILLER, LUCIE ARNAZ , JOEY BISHOP, GREG MORRIS, WALLY COX, NANETTE FABRAY, EDWARD ASNER, JUNE ALLYSON, PAUL LYNDE & JOAN RIVERS.

 

October 23-27, 1972: VICTOR BUONO, LUCIE ARNAZ , MEL BROOKS, ROGER MILLER, WALLY COX, NANETTE FABRAY, MICHAEL LANDON, CHARO, & PAUL LYNDE.

 

 

Disputed appearances:

IMDb lists this group for the week:

September 14-18, 1970: DESI ARNAZ JR , CHARLEY WEAVER, TINA COLE, WALLY COX, JANET GUTHRIE, PAUL LYNDE, BARBARA MCNAIR, JAN MURRAY, VINCENT PRICE.

 

Another listing says

September 14-18, 1970:

TONY RANDALL, ABBY DALTON, CHARLEY WEAVER, CONNIE STEVENS, WALLY COX, SHIRLEY JONES, JAN MURRAY, VINCENT PRICE & PAUL LYNDE.

 

 

January 31-February 4, 1972:

DESI ARNAZ , JEAN STAPLETON, CHARLEY WEAVER, WALLY COX, BURT REYNOLDS, CHARLES NELSON REILLY, HARRY GUARDINO, LYNDA DAY GEORGE & SUZANNE PLESHETTE.

Another listing states JOAN RIVERS and PAT HENRY were on that week instead of DESI or JEAN.

 

IMDb lists for September 9, 1971:

LUCIE ARNAZ , MARTY ALLEN, CHARLEY WEAVER, WALLY COX, VIRGINIA GRAHAM, FRANK GORSHIN, TOM KENNEDY, PETER LAWFORD, PAUL LYNDE.

 

Another listing says this week's guests were: CHARLEY WEAVER, ABBY DALTON, TONY RANDALL, CONNIE STEVENS, WALLY COX, ROSE MARIE, BURT REYNOLDS, JAMES DRURY, PAUL LYNDE.

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WOW- I had no idea of that.

 

I had NO idea that any of them had their appearances on HS.

 

The show must've been a good with all of them on there.

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