Vibiana Duarte was a young immigrant from Mexico who was working at a student cafeteria at USC in 1949. She met Whitney Vance there, and they became romantically involved. She was 16 years of age at that time. She became pregnant but Vance's family forbid him to marry her. She went to St. Helen's Home for Unwed Mothers where she gave birth to a son. When the baby was taken from her and put up for adoption, she committed suicide on February 12, 1951.