Veatrice Rice

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Veatrice Rice
Born Veatrice Elizabeth Martin
(1949-10-01)October 1, 1949
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died January 21, 2009(2009-01-21) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Miss V
Occupation Television personality, security guard, nurse
Known for Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Spouse(s) John Rice (2002-2009, her death)[1]
Children Ronald A. Rice, Kai'chon C. Rice

Veatrice Rice (October 1, 1949 – January 21, 2009) was a nurse turned security guard turned television personality, best known for her appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she served as a sidekick for comedian Jimmy Kimmel.[2] Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Rice worked as a parking lot security guard in the building where Jimmy Kimmel Live! is taped. With the two other security guards on staff at the program, she performed in a variety of skits and the recurring segment "Worst Team on Television".[3] Veatrice was characterized by her wry, sarcastic demeanor, with quiet moments punctuated by outbursts of obscene language.[4]

Rice died of cancer[5] on January 21, 2009. A montage of some of her funniest moments was played in her honor on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the following day.[6]


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