QVC mainstay Jeanne Bice dies at 71

Sweater queen and home-shopping doyenne Jeanne Bice died on Friday at age 71. Bice was known for her Quacker Factory clothing line, which she sold on her QVC show of the same name, usually while wearing her trademark headband. There wasn’t an article of clothing in the world she couldn’t spruce up with a cascade of sequins, beads, fabric Christmas trees, and cartoon ducks. Her personality was often as colorful as her products, which led to her being often featured on E!’s The Soup.

QVC posted a eulogy on its website that reads, in part, “Jeanne chose to love.  She loved what she did — creating Quacker Factory clothes, with ‘sparkle and shine’.  Clothes that made people Happy. She loved QVC. Everything about it. She loved the people: the executives who ran it, and the production people who worked so hard to make every show perfect.  She loved the famous stars who appeared there, and had to pinch herself when others considered her one.”


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  • Diane

    Jeanne was a delightful person, and an entertainer in her own right. Rest in Peace, dear lady!

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      • Plum

        I think you’re on the wrong post xin

    • Sarah Groth

      May her beautiful soul rest in peace. QVC is not going to be the same. She was so positive, funloving and honest. I loved her.

  • Hester Spolsino

    Loved Jeanne so much and just felt horrible when I heard the news. She will be greatly missed. Why do all the good die young? Love you Jeanne.

    • s. chase

      While I will miss her too, she was hardley “young” like a 9 yr old girl or something

      • Lorry K

        Jeanne was a bright light in our lives – at 71 she was YOUNGER than many 9 yr olds.

      • Rose

        S. Chase You sound like a 9 year old now. Wait until you are 70, maybe you will learn something by then.

      • Noela

        What a mean thing to say.

      • Lu Ann

        She was young in her heart…

      • Quacker Fan

        S. Chase: no need to be mean: I think anyone with common sense gets the ‘young at heart’ thing – if I were mean too, I’d correct your spelling……

      • Frank

        what a stupid ass post by the above….real idiot!

      • Plum

        Maybe S. chase should hang out with Betty White, 89, for awhile! And it’s Hardly. And why the reference to a 9 year old??? in comparison to a 71 year old??? Oh boy……

      • Jackie

        I hope no one like you makes a comment like your’s to any of my children. You have a cold heart.

    • Dgently

      Oh, Lorry. Do you really mean this?

  • DeLaura McHenry

    There’s a new star in heaven and I bet it shines brighter than most.
    Condolences to her family and close friends.

    • dodi

      I couldn’t have said it more beautifully than you did. She was an inspiration to all. A truly wonderful person.

  • Michael

    Um, how did she die. That’s sort of important when talking about someone who JUST died.

    • Terri

      Several weeks ago she developed a blood clot in her lung and then found out she had uterine cancer. However I do not know if this was the cause of her death

      • Suzi

        Is there anyone out there that couls please tell us hre exact cause of death? She was a dear sweet lady and she will so very missed. I would just like to know what happened. Thank You.

      • sandra

        Thank u Terri, for the info, I was shocked, enjoyed her so much. Such a neat lady, any inf0 on the faamous headband?

      • Char

        She was a beautiful person. People would call into the show very down,By the time they hung up there spirts were up again.just by talking with Jeanne.She will be so missed.LOVE YOU JEANNE.

      • Julie

        I just found out Jeanne died:( Do u no cause of death?

  • Laura

    Her clothing line always makes me happy when I wear it. My heart is heavy & eyes are filled with tears since hearing of her passing. There will be an extra sparkly star in the sky due to a beautiful spirit appearing in the heavens. Rest in peace, lovely lady!

    • Tess

      I so agree. She was a sparkle and shiny star of QVC and I enjoy so many of her clothes. Her laughter and smile will be greatly missed.

  • pat

    so sorry to hear of Jeannes death. she will be missed so much. Condolenses to her family and working crew

  • sherry

    Condolances to miss jeanne’s whole family. We will miss her so very much always.

  • veronica

    Jeanne Bice you will be miss loved your storytelling and love you. Sleep in peace quaker lady.

  • sherry

    Condolances to miss jeanne’s family.We will miss her so very much always.

  • Cheryl

    Did not have the priviledge of meeting this fine lady in person, but it was easy to see she had a heart of gold. You’ve certainly earned your star, Jeanne. Sparkle and shine in heaven!

  • Karen

    What a wonderful lady with great insight and words of wisdom. We will miss you!

  • gail getz

    I will forever miss this loving lady. She brought so much joy and laughter into our lives.

  • Georgia Kelm

    God bless you and your family Jeanne. I enjoyed you so much and have so many of your clothes. I will wear them with so much pride and hope to buy even more. By the way, maybe God would like a little bling, he has the right girl now for it so set him up. Love you.

    • Lorraine

      My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeanne family, friends and workers. She was a great lady and always made me laugh. God Bless You!

  • judith grant

    quack quack,loved you and your smiley face. you will be missed. condolences to family and friends.

  • RobbieAnn Bonas

    My deepest condolences to Jeanne’s family, friends and everyone @ QVC. She was truly “one of a kind” and she made the world a better place with her joyous attiude and positive encouragement!

    • Lawanda Lanius

      Jean always made you feeled love no matter who you were or what you were. She was a great assett to QVC. I will miss her. When I would receive my Guide I would always circle when she was going to be on so I would not miss her smiling face and lovely personality. She will be missed more than anyone will believe. Love to your family.

      • ARuth Keller

        So sad-will miss her smile and love for life. Love to the family!

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