The Borden Twins

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The Borden Twins

The Borden Twins (born May 29, 1932), Rosalyn Borden and Marilyn Borden, were twin sisters who acted together in numerous television programs from the 1950s until the 1980s.[1] They were best remembered as "Teensy" and "Weensy" in an episode of I Love Lucy entitled "Tennessee Bound". They never rose above supporting players, but the duo performed in many venues, including gigs on the nightclub circuit, as well as larger events including the Rose Bowl. The twins also performed at numerous USO shows at home and overseas. The sisters worked with notable performers such as Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, and Jerry Lewis, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Durante, Bea Arthur, Bob Newhart and The Ritz Brothers.

Marilyn and Roz on the set with Lucille Ball prior to the filming of their episode.

Rosalyn "Roz" Borden died January 23, 2003, of liver disease in Modesto, California. Marilyn Borden died March 25, 2009, of complications of congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also in Modesto.



  1. ^ "Marilyn Thiel, 76, half of Borden twins - Featured Stories -". Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2022.

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