Phil Vandervort: Facts About Lucie Arnaz’s Ex-husband

Phil Vandervort

Phil Vandervort is the ex-wife of actress and singer Lucie Arnaz. Phil Vandervort is also an actor but he is mostly remembered as the former husband of Lucie Arnaz. Phil has also been married to Deirdre McDermott. Here’s everything we have gathered about Phil Vandervort.

Phil Vandervort: Bio Summary

NamePhil Vandervort
Date of birthSeptember 29, 1942
BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA
SpouseDeirdre McDermott, Lucie Arnaz

Who Is Phil Vandervort?

Phil Vandervort is an American actor mostly identified as the ex-wife of actress and singer Lucie Arnaz. Phil Vandervort was born on September 29, 1942, in New York City, New York, USA. Phil is also known as Philip Vandervort Menegaux.

Phil Vandervort was married to Lucie Arnaz on July 17, 1971. They got separated in April 1976 after six years of marriage. Phil also married Deirdre McDermott from 1964 to 1967.

What Does Phil Vandervort Do?

Phil Vandervort is a professional actor. He is known for Mannix (1967), The Doctors (1963), and Maryjane (1968). His ex-wife Lucie Arnaz made her acting debut in a continuing role in the series Here’s Lucy from 1968 to 1974, playing the role of the daughter of her real-life mother.

Lucie Arnaz started her career in the early 1960s. She has established herself as a singer, actress, and producer. She is related to the famous Arnaz-Ball family that were pioneers in American television. She was cast in the NBC telefilm titled ‘Who is the Black Dahlia?’

Lucie Arnaz played a role in ‘Welcome to the World’, where she acted alongside Lyle Waggoner and Tommy Tune. She was in Fantasy Island’, ‘Murder she Wrote’, ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Sons and Daughters’. She had a show dubbed ‘The Lucy Arnaz Show’ which was aired on CBS in 1985. On the show, she took calls from viewers and rendered advice on dealing with real-life situations.

Lucie Arnaz was in some musicals and dramas, which includes her Broadway debut in 1979 with the musical ‘They’re Playing Our Song’. She also appeared in ‘Seesaw’, ‘The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True’, ‘The Witches of Eastwick’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, and ‘Lost in Yonkers’.

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Lucie Arnaz has performed in ‘They’re Playing Our Song’, ‘Lost in Yonkers’ and ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ on Broadway. She made an appearance in Billy Jack Goes to Washington’, ‘Down to You’, ‘The Jazz Singer’, ‘Second Thoughts’ and ‘The Thought Exchange’. She toured for the live performances of ‘Seesaw’, ‘My One and Only’, and ‘Pippin’.

Lucie Arnaz was an executive producer of the biopic Being the Ricardos, a film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Her credits on American television include ‘The Lucy Show’, ‘Here’s Lucy’, ‘Death Scream’, ‘Law and Order’, ‘Murder She Wrote’, and ‘Fantasy Island’.

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