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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.


She is perhaps best 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 1 More Event
As a singer, Lawrence got her start as one of the scores of hopefuls on the syndicated Johnny Mann's Stand Up And Cheer program. However, she is most known for her #1 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", a song written by her first husband Bobby Russell, which was released on Bell Records in November 1972. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Her first LP, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" was issued soon after the single went gold in April, 1973.
1974 25 Years Old In 1974 she recorded her second LP for Bell Records, "Ships in the Night." … Read More


1979 30 Years Old She released a disco album entitled Newborn Woman late in 1979. … Read More


1993 44 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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 which originally aired on TNN in 1998. … Read More


2013 64 Years Old Lawrence has made numerous post-Mama's Family guest TV show appearances in her famed Thelma Harper/Mama role. On February 5, 2013, Lawrence appeared as the character in a special sketch for "Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday."
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.
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