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Vivienne Segal

Vivienne Segal, best known as Vera Simpson in the Broadway production of “Pal Joey,” died Dec. 29 of natural causes at Westside Hospital. She was 95.

Born in Philadelphia, Segal made her New York debut in “The Blue Paradise” in 1915.

Later Broadway triumphs included three seasons as prima donna of “The Ziegfeld Follies,,””The Three Musketeers,””My Lady’s Glove,””Oh, Lady! Lady!, “”The Yankee Princess,””Florida Girl” and “Of Thee I Sing.” She also appeared in films and television.

She won the Variety Drama Critics Poll and the Donaldson Award for her performance in “Pal Joey.”

Her first marriage to actor Robert Downing Ames ended in divorce, and she was subsequently married to television executive Hubbell Robinson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Louise Paget Kowalski.

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