Herb Vigran

Herbert "Herb" Vigran (June 5, 1910 – November 29, 1986) was a well-known American character actor in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1980s. Over his 50-year career, he made over 350 television and film appearances. Vigran's family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he grew up. He graduated with a law degree from Indiana University Law School but later chose to pursue acting. After starting out on Broadway, he soon moved to Hollywood with no money and only the Broadway acting experience. In 1939, Vigran's agent helped him secure a lead in the radio drama Silver Theatre. The actor had a $5 recording made of the radio show and used it as a demo to get other jobs with his unique voice. He performed in radio shows with the likes of Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and Jimmy Durante. He later had hundreds of television appearances on shows like Adventures of Superman (six episodes), Dragnet, The Brady Bunch. He appeared in a number of I Love Lucy episodes, and in the 1954 episode titled Lucy Is Envious, Vigran is the promoter who hired Lucy and Ethel to dress up as "Women From Mars" for a publicity stunt.


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