Dinner with Vivian

Sep 19, 2015
Luke Kingsbury
Room 172
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:00pm


Vivian DeLongpre, born March 5, 1982, the child actress who touched our hearts and reminded us all how to be better people. People remember her from such movies as Yo Mama Bingo House and The Wind Done Gone, but who is the real Vivian? We watched her grow from small sweetheart of the silver screen to the vivacious, voluptuous vixen who retired from acting at the ripe old age of 16 to pursue a career in foreign politics, where she met her first husband, Kenneth Stevenson. Tragically, he died the night of their wedding. Vivian would then go on to have a star-studded love affair with the world renowned director Hugo Lovecraft two years after the death of Richard. When he proposed to Vivian, she simply said, “To Russia, With Love,” and disappeared off the face of the planet. Vivian was missing for a three year period, which sent the world in an uproar. Lovecraft himself started a million-dollar reward search for his lost love, but she quickly reappeared in the public eye, this time with Russian Prime Minister Ivan Pertov-Vodkah. They were married on July 15, 2006, with the whole country of Russia watching. Sadly, two weeks after the wedding, Ivan was found dead of a massive heart attack in his penthouse. Vivian, again, disappeared into thin air, her name only appearing twice more: once in an obituary for Senator Frank Spiegleman in 2011, and another mention in the University of Iowa’s Dean’s List of Top Students in 2013. She was listed as “spouse,” but no other reports on a marriage were listed anywhere. Which brings us to the question; where, and who, is Vivian DeLongpre?


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