Vicki Lawrence

Actress + Comedian + Singer + Television Personality
Born Mar 26, 1949

Vicki Lawrence is an American actress, comedienne, and Billboard Hot 100 #1 singer, who was frequently a game show panelist in the 1970s and 1980s.

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    Carol Burnett: In Such Good Company. A Review Without Having Read The Book.
    Huffington Post - Sep 12, 2016
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    A Life Full Of Laughter: Betty White
    Huffington Post - Jan 21, 2014
  • Vicki Lawrence And 'mama's Family'
    CNN - Oct 16, 2013
  • 'mama's Family' Returns For More Biting, Home Spun Humor On Dvd
    LATimes - Oct 11, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vicki Lawrence.


1949 Birth Born on March 26, 1949.


1967 18 Years Old She is known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967 to 1978, for the entire series run. … Read More


1972 23 Years Old Lawrence was married to singer and songwriter Bobby Russell from 1972 to 1974. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old In 1973, she became a one-hit wonder on the U.S. chart with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia". … Read More
1976 27 Years Old Lawrence has multiple Emmy Award nominations, winning one in 1976. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old She was the only cast member, except for Burnett herself, who stayed on the show for the entire eleven seasons. After The Carol Burnett Show ended in 1978, Lawrence and her husband Al Schultz moved with their children to Maui, Hawaii, but after a couple of years, returned to Los Angeles where they have remained.


1983 34 Years Old Her portrayal of the "Mama" character on The Carol Burnett Show's The Family sketches was so popular that NBC subsequently created the sitcom Mama's Family, elaborating on the Mama character. (Burnett reprised the Eunice Higgins character for the sitcom from time to time.) The series ran from 1983 to 1985 on NBC; after its cancellation from NBC, it was renewed from 1986 to 1990 in first-run syndication. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old In between the NBC and syndication runs of Mama's Family, Lawrence starred in the 1985 comedy pilot Anything for Love, which aired as a special on CBS that summer and co-starred Lauren Tewes and Rebeca Arthur.


1993 44 Years Old Lawrence has also appeared with Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway in the Burnett show retrospectives that were broadcast in 1993, 2001 and 2004.
1998 49 Years Old Lawrence played 'Sister Mary Paul aka Sister Amnesia' in the TV special based on Nunsense Jamboree that originally aired on TNN in 1998. … Read More


2013 64 Years Old On February 5, 2013, Lawrence appeared as the character in a special sketch for "Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday." … Read More
2014 65 Years Old …  Lawrence's first two LPs were released as a single CD with bonus tracks on April 1, 2014, by Real Gone Music. … Read More
Also playing for charity, in 2015, Vicki, her husband Al Schultz, and their family appeared on a special celebrity, prime-time edition of Family Feud hosted by Steve Harvey. … Read More
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