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Vicki Ann Lawrence is an Inglewood, California-born American actress, singer as well as a comedian. Born on 26 March 1949, Vicki is known for her many characters that she performed in CBS’s “The Carol Burnett Show”. She is also well-known for her singing talent, and as an author. An Emmy as well as a Golden Globe award winner, Vicki has been active in her profession since 1967.

A famous American television personality who has shown prominence and persistence in her career, one may wonder how rich is Vicky at the present? As estimated by sources, Vicki counts her wealth at an amount of over $8 million as of early 2016. Needless to say, her wealth has been amassed due to her prominence on television as an actress. She has also earned a lot of money as a successful singer and a comedian.

Vicki Lawrence Net Worth $8 Million

Lawrence was raised in Inglewood, where she attended Morning side High School and matriculated in 1967. She then started her career in acting, although she initially intended to become a dental hygienist and attended UCLA. She later changed her major to theatre arts, but dropped out of college after two years so that she could give her full time attention to acting. Vicki began gathering popularity for one of many characters in ‘The Carol Burnett Show”, that of Thelma Harper. Her character became so famous that she was cast in NBC’s sitcom series “Mama’s Family”, in which Vicki played the central character of Thelma Harper/Mama.

In addition to the aforementioned, Vicky has also been active in other television shows and series including “The $25,000 Pyramid”, “The Love Boat”, “Mama’s Family”, “Win, Lose or Draw”, “Major Dad”, “Roseanne” and many more. She has also appeared in television movies like “Eunice”, “Hart To Hart” and others. More recently, she appeared in television shows like “Hollywood Squares”, “Vicki!”, “Yes, Dear”, “Hannah Montana” and several others. Obviously, being a part of all of these projects has added a lot to Lawrence’s net worth to make her a multi-millionaire in this day.

Along with being a popular actress, Vicki has also found notable success in the music industry as a singer. Until today, she has released three albums, and one of her singles “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” was a number 1 hit in the US charts making her a one hit wonder in U.S music industry. Vicki is also noted for co-authoring two books “Vicki!: The True-Life Adventures Of Miss Fireball” and “Mama For President: Good Lord, Why Not?”. Currently, she hosts a stage show “Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show” which is not televised.

As for her personal life, Vicki has married twice and is the mother of two children. She was married to Bobby Russell for two years between 1972 and 1974 before their divorce. Shortly afterwards she married Al Schultz with whom she shares her children and life until today. As of now, Vicki enjoys her career as one of the most popular television personality while her present net worth of $8 million caters to her daily life.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Annie Claus is Coming to Town 2011 TV Movie Martha
Phineas and Ferb 2008-2011 TV Series Hildegard Hilda
Hannah Montana 2006-2011 TV Series Mamaw Ruthie Grandma Stewart
Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz 2009 Video short Flo (voice)
Hermie and Friends: Hermie and the High Seas 2008 Video short Flo (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular 2007 TV Movie Mama
The Fox and the Hound 2 2006 Video Granny Rose (voice)
Yes, Dear 2001-2005 TV Series Natalie Warner
Hermie & Friends 2004 TV Movie Flo the Lyin' Fly (voice)
Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider 2004 Video short Flo (voice)
Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly 2004 Video short Flo the Fly (voice)
Time of Your Life 2000 TV Series
Ally McBeal 1999 TV Series Dana
Elvis Is Alive! I Swear I Saw Him Eating Ding Dongs Outside the Piggly Wiggly's 1998
Nunsense Jamboree 1998 TV Movie Sister Mary Amnesia
Love Boat: The Next Wave 1998 TV Series Kate Granville
Diagnosis Murder 1996 TV Series Kitty Lynn Hastings
Burke's Law 1995 TV Series Felicia Harper
All-American Girl 1995 TV Series Phone Lady
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die 1994 TV Movie Nora Kingsley
Roseanne 1993 TV Series Phyllis Zimmer
Major Dad 1991 TV Series Pookie Pond
The Carol Burnett Show 1991 TV Series Skit characters
Mama's Family 1983-1990 TV Series Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
The Love Boat 1978-1986 TV Series Betty Logan / Gloria Baxter / Patty Beller / ...
Murder, She Wrote 1985-1986 TV Series Jackie MacKay / Phoebe Carroll
Anything for Love 1985 TV Movie Elaine Monty
Laverne & Shirley 1979-1983 TV Series Sgt. Alvinia T. Plout
Eunice 1982 TV Movie Thelma 'Mama' Harper
Fantasy Island 1982 TV Series Jenny Casey
Katmandu 1980 TV Short
Carol Burnett & Company 1979 TV Series Various
Supertrain 1979 TV Series Karen Prince
The Eddie Capra Mysteries 1978 TV Series
The Carol Burnett Show 1967-1978 TV Series Various Characters
Having Babies 1976 TV Movie Grace Fontreil

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hannah Montana 2007-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hannah Montana: One in a Million 2008 Video performer: "True Friend"
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Fox and the Hound 2 2006 Video performer: "We're in Harmony"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Carol Burnett Show 1973 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Grasshopper 1970 performer: "USED TO BE"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vicki! 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vicki! 1994 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Doctors 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Family Feud 2015 TV Series Herself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Carol Burnett 2013 TV Movie Herself
The Talk 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2013 TV Series Herself
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday 2013 TV Movie Herself
Pioneers of Television 2008-2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself
Marie 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge / Mama Harper
Home & Family 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Joy Behar: Say Anything! 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl 2012 TV Special Herself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2009 TV Series Mama Thelma Harper
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Herself / Mama
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Herself
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
TV Land Confidential 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee / Herself
TV Land's Top Ten 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows 2006 TV Special Herself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002-2004 TV Series Mama - Panelist / Herself - Panelist
The Carol Burnett Show: Let's Bump Up the Lights 2004 TV Movie Herself
Great Women of Television Comedy 2003 TV Movie Herself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Pyramid 2002 TV Series Herself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Herself
Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers 2001 TV Special Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Prime Time Country 1999 TV Series Mama
Match Game 1998 TV Series Herself / panelist
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1997 TV Series Herself
Cybill 1996 TV Series Herself
Fox After Breakfast 1996 TV Series Herself - Host
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Game / Audience Participation Show
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women 1994 TV Movie Herself
Vicki! 1992-1994 TV Series Herself - Host
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Herself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1975-1991 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
An Evening at the Improv 1991 TV Series Herself - Host
The $25,000 Pyramid 1976-1991 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Match Game 1990 TV Series Herself / panelist
Body Talk 1990 TV Movie Herself - Host
3rd Degree! 1989 TV Series Herself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself (as Vicki Lawrence Schultz)
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Win, Lose or Draw 1987-1989 TV Series Herself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
Super Password 1984-1988 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Hour Magazine 1988 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Double Talk 1986 TV Series Herself
Body Language 1984-1986 TV Series Herself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself
Trivia Trap 1984 TV Series Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1984 TV Special Herself - NBC Team
Go 1984 TV Series Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 TV Special Herself - NBC Team
The New Battlestars 1983 TV Series Herself
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett 1982 TV Movie Herself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Herself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
Password Plus 1979-1981 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Tim Conway Show 1980 TV Series Herself
Card Sharks 1980 TV Series Herself
Chain Reaction 1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Actress / Herself - Vocalist / ...
Paul Lynde Goes MA-A-A-AD 1979 TV Movie Herself
Perry Como's Springtime Special 1979 TV Movie Herself (Cameo)
Paul Lynde at the Movies 1979 TV Special Herself / Mama
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite TV Variety Program
Super Night at the Super Bowl 1978 TV Movie Herself
Stumpers! 1976 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself - Guest
Word Grabbers 1976 TV Movie Herself - Panelist (3rd Pilot)
Showoffs 1975 TV Series Herself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Herself
The Magnificent Marble Machine 1975 TV Series Herself
Password All-Stars 1975 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Hollywood Squares 1970-1974 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself / Herself - Center Square
New American Bandstand 1965 1973-1974 TV Series Herself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1974 TV Series Herself
The Bobby Goldsboro Show 1973 TV Series Herself - Guest
Match Game 73 1973 TV Series Herself - Panelist
It's Your Bet 1973 TV Series Herself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Carol Burnett Show in London 1970 TV Movie Herself
The Steve Allen Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
Della 1969 TV Series Herself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Jimmie Rodgers Show 1969 TV Series Herself
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Herself
Rowan & Martin at the Movies 1968 Documentary short Herself / Member of The Young Americans (uncredited)
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Young Americans 1967 Documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches 2016 TV Movie
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Carol Burnett Show
Hannah Montana 2010 TV Series Grandma Stewart
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Monopoly Woman #1
Come Feud with Me: The Top 10 Disney Channel Character Feuds 2008 Video short Mamaw
Hannah Montana: One in a Million 2008 Video Memaw Stewart
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Herself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Herself / Mama Thelma Harper

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Legend Award TV Land Awards The Carol Burnett Show (1967) · Carol Burnett
· Tim Conway
· Harvey Korman
· Lyle Waggoner
· Bob Mackie (costume designer)
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite "Big, Bad Momma" Mama's Family (1983)
1999 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music The Carol Burnett Show (1967)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Talk or Service Show Fox After Breakfast (1996)
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Vicki! (1992)
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Vicki! (1992) · Katerina Monemvassitis (senior producer)
· David Michaels (producer)
· Jason Walker (producer)
· Jan Bisgaard (producer)
· Richard D. Arredondo (producer)
· Bonnie Tiegle (senior producer)
· Rikk Greengrass (producer)
· John Scura (senior producer)
· Jim McCawley (supervising producer)
· Nancy Alspaugh (executive producer)
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Vicki! (1992)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Vicki! (1992)
1989 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Win, Lose or Draw (1987)
1988 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Win, Lose or Draw (1987)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Eunice (1982)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress - Television The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress - Television The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1974 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1973 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress - Television The Carol Burnett Show (1967)


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#Fact
1 Credits Carol Burnett as her mentor and best friend.
2 Is Surrogate daughter of Carol Burnett.
3 Was responsible for one of the most infamous bloopers of the entire run of the Carol Burnett Show. During a Mama's Family sketch where the characters were playing Password, Tim Conway improvised a comical story about elephants for several minutes, making Vicki, Carol, and Dick Van Dyke, who had replaced Harvey Korman, crack up uncontrollably. After Tim had finished his improvisation, Carol Burnett continued with the scene, prompting Vicki to say her next line. In character and without missing a beat, Vicki said, "Are you sure that little asshole is through?", making Tim, Dick, Carol, and the entire audience explode into laughter. (The offensive word was of course bleeped before the sketch was broadcast on national television.).
4 Her acting mentor is comedian Carol Burnett.
5 In one episode of Mama's Family her fictional family appeared on the game show Family Feud, over 30 years later she appeared on the celebrity version of the game with her real family.
6 Elvis Presley was a big fan of hers.
7 Is a huge Elvis Presley fan.
8 Vicki's paternal grandfather, Simon Axelrad, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant, and Vicki's paternal grandmother, Anna Irmas, was born in Illinois, to German Jewish parents. Vicki's father was raised in Christian Science.
9 Was discovered by Comedian Carol Burnett in November, 1966 when Vicki was just age 17 and still a Senior in High School.
10 Shares the same birthday with and is friends with Martin Short.
11 Her children call close friend and mentor Carol Burnett Aunt Carol.
12 Carol Burnett often referred to Vicki by the nickname Wicks and Wicki.
13 Can play the piano.
14 Is good friends with Actress Angie Dickinson.
15 Cites her mentor Carol Burnett and actress Betty White as her idols.
16 Her children, Courtney and Garret, used to hang around Carol Burnett and would often go to her house especially when living in Hawaii.
17 Is a registered Democrat.
18 Comedian Carol Burnett wrote an endorsement for her album The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.
19 After The Carol Burnett Show (1967) Vicki was not doing much beside guest appearances and game shows and even thought of retiring, this did not sit well with her Mentor Carol Burnett that Burnett commission to do a TV movie 'Eunice (TV movie 1982)' (That would also star Harvey Korman, Ken Berry, and Betty White) after it was filmed, Carol Burnett invited some of the cast to her house for viewing of the movie, using this film after the credits rolled. Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman and Carol's Husband jump on Vicki to do Mama's Family (1983). Carol eventually sat Vicki down and told her "You really have to do this" this lead to Vicki finally agreeing to do the show and the creation to the successful spin off sitcom Mama's Family (1983) was created.
20 A couple of months after her first meeting with Comedian Carol Burnett, Lawrence heard that Carol gave birth to her second Daughter Jody. Being brave she thought that she would try to go to the hospital, to give Carol flowers and try to see her. Using Burnett's married name Hamilton, the nurses at the hospital mistook Vicki as Carol's Sister and excitedly escorted Vicki to Carol's room. Where most celebrities might consider this pushy (which Lawrence even jokes about today) Carol Burnett was very amused by this and loved this gesture that she told Vicki that she didn't forget her and that she will get in touch once she gets back in shape and sure enough Vicki got a call to auditions months later.
21 Never minded being in her mentor Carol Burnett's shadow.
22 Her song The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia reached number 11 overall for the year 1973.
23 She is member of The Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.
24 Was in a relationship with Singer and Actor Bobby Sherman in 1969.
25 Is a yacht-racing enthusiast.
26 Met her husband Al Schultz when he was hired to be the head make-up artist in the early 1970s on The Carol Burnett Show (1967). But they did start going together romantically until 1974, Vicki has stated that they fell in love when the show were filming in Sydney, Australia.
27 Sang with the Young Americans musical group from 1965 to 1967. When she got discovered by Comedian Carol Burnett, the director pulled her over telling her this is shot in a dark and if she leaves the group she can't come back and that he will not hold her spot if things don't work out, Vicki decided to take the chance and left the group to starred in the acclaimed show The Carol Burnett Show (1967), which Vicki will receive Emmy for.
28 As of 2013 her net worth is estimated to be $8 million.
29 Comedian Carol Burnett took her under her wing since she was age 17, their friendship has lasted for over 40 years so far.
30 She ranked #70 on VH1's Top 100 One-Hit Wonders for her song The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.
31 She performed for troops in Vietnam and was a pin-up girl for the service men.
32 She sang a duet in the early 1990s with Country singer Reba McEntire on Vicki's hit song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".
33 Her mentor Carol Burnett guest starred on her own talk show in the 1990s more than any other celebrity with at least five appearances. Friend and Actress Betty White appeared four times.
34 She had a total of three singles which made the Billboard Hot 100 US charts from 1973-1975.
35 She wrote lyrics to the Mama's Family (1983) theme song "Bless My Happy Home," though the producers chose to use an instrumental version over the credits instead.
36 She lives with her husband Al Schultz in Long Beach, California.
37 Her being mentored by Comedian Carol Burnett is in The Mentor Hall of Fame in 2013.
38 She was planning on becoming a dental hygienist before being discovered by Carol Burnett.
39 Took part in honoring and paying tribute to her Mentor Carol Burnett in the 1982 All-Star Party for Carol Burnett (1982) and in 2013 when honoring Carol for her Mark Twain Prize.
40 Goes around the country doing her two women show where she does the first half as herself and the second half as Mama.
41 Fan of Modern Family (2009), The Good Wife (2009), and Mad Men (2007).
42 Big Fan of the soap opera All My Children (1970).
43 She still hangs out with her Mentor Carol Burnett.
44 In a All-Star Party for Carol Burnett (1982) she copied her Mentor Carol Burnett breakout song I Made a Fool of Myself over John Foster Dulles that Carol first performed on The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957) in 1957.
45 Is a dog lover and has multiple dogs as pets.
46 Took dance classes growing up, she was the most trained dancer on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) than the other cast members.
47 In the 2012 reunion of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) she successfully copied her mentor Carol Burnett's famous Tarzan Yell.
48 Made Appearances in Laverne & Shirley (1976), The Love Boat (1977), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Roseanne (1988), Major Dad (1989), Diagnosis Murder (1993), Yes, Dear (2000), and Hannah Montana (2006).
49 She has guest starred five times in the classic TV Show Laverne & Shirley (1976) as Sergeant Plout and guest starred six times as Mawma in Hannah Montana (2006). She guest star on Yes, Dear (2000) with her friend Tim Conway.
50 Her mentor Carol Burnett told her to do summer stock in between seasons of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) so it could give her more acting experience.
51 Executive Producer Joe Hamilton of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) offered Vicki a spin off show of the popular The Family Sketches after the eighth season, but she turned it down as she was not sure she wanted to play an old lady every week and she did not want to leave her mentors Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman. Carol Burnett was said to have been happy about this. Vicki did not agree to do a spin off of The Family until 1983 when her mentor Carol Burnett talked her into doing it.
52 In the beginning of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) Vicki Lawrence would mostly do the Carol and Sis sketches and a few musical numbers because of her inexperience, when she felt that she was ready, she finally ask her mentor Carol Burnett if she could do other things when she started branching out into other sketches.
53 Is a fan of country singers Blake Shelton. Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Little Big Town.
54 Has said that meeting her mentor Carol Burnett to be the best moment of her life.
55 Appeared many times with friend and actress Betty White on many games shows, both ladies were big game players. She also appeared many times with her mentor Carol Burnett including on Super Password when they both dress up as Mama and Eunice.
56 Known mostly for her Mama character and being Carol Burnett comedic partner.
57 For several decades, she was an active Republican who supported the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Elizabeth Dole. Prior to the 2000 Presidential Election she switched from Republican to Democrat and endorsed Al Gore. From 2004 onward, she has donated much of her time and money to many liberal political causes and is an honorary member of the Democratic National Committee.
58 Is a fan of Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
59 The late Actress Yvonne De Carlo cited Vicki as her favorite actress.
60 During the first couple seasons of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) admitted that she idolized and looked up to Carol Burnett so much, even stating that she had Carol on a Pedestal that she could barely say two words to her at first. She still admires Carol Burnett.
61 Has said that actress Yvonne De Carlo was her childhood television heroine.
62 Hobbies include cooking and Sailing. During The Carol Burnett Show (1967) she used to be a big at knitting.
63 Was good friends with actor/comedian Bob Hope, she often toured with him during his USO tours.
64 Friends with: Martin Short, Shirley Jones, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Bob Mackie, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Dick Clark, Ken Berry, Dick Van Dyke, Tom Kennedy, Chuck Barris, Bob Eubanks, Alex Trebek, Monty Hall, Angie Dickinson, Bert Convy, Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen, Wink Martindale, Jayne Meadows, Barbara Billingsley, Phyllis Diller, Bob Barker, Richard Dawson, Dorothy Van, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.
65 Mentor Carol Burnett gave her a Trip to Hawaii as a wedding gift, when she married husband Al Schultz in 1974.
66 Mentor Carol Burnett was known to bring the writers on set of her show if she felt they did not give Vicki enough funny lines. Vicki recalled that one time Carol did this and ask the writers to come down to give Vicki more funny lines and Vicki asked her "I do?" And Carol responded, "Hush Now yes you do." Carol also helped make a Emmy show for her and Vicki won a Emmy for it in 1976. This coined the term when Vicki said on her own TV Show in 1990s in response to Robert Wagner if she had someone who influence her and Vicki said "we all know who took me under her wing.".
67 Harvey Korman taught her to do the accents on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) because he was the master of them.
68 After ending of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) Vicki moved to Hawaii. She lived across the street from her best friend and Mentor Carol Burnett who moved to Hawaii shortly after Vicki did. Vicki moved back to California first because of boredom and Carol also moved back to California shortly after Vicki did. Actor Jim Nabors was also a neighbor.
69 Very good friends with Comedian and Co-Star Tim Conway.
70 She was considered the baby of the family on The Carol Burnett Show (1967), She was 21 years younger than Harvey Korman, She was 16 years younger than Carol Burnett and Tim Conway and she was 14 years younger than Lyle Waggoner.
71 Carol Burnett was originally suppose to play Mama in The Family Sketches on The Carol Burnett Show (1967), but Carol felt more connected to Eunice and wanted her protégée Vicki to play Mama. The role would become Vicki's most iconic character and her trademark.
72 Carol Burnett surprised her with Gold record for The Night the Light Goes Out in Georgia on the last show of the sixth Season on The Carol Burnett Show (1967).
73 She travels all over the country speaking to charity groups about her life, career and women's health. Her efforts to protect women's rights were recognized in 1988 when she was the first woman to be honored as "Person of the Year" by the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Recently Lawrence was invited to join The Board of Trustees for Miller Children's Hospital at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, one of only eight children's hospitals in the state. She also hosts the annual Walk for the Cure in her hometown, where all the proceeds go to breast and ovarian cancer research at Long Beach Memorial Center.
74 Has appeared in numerous productions, including "Send Me No Flowers;" "No, No Nanette;" "My Fat Friend;" "Chapter Two;" "Annie Get Your Gun," and, live from the Grand Ole Opry, "Nunsense 3: The Jamboree," which aired on TNN. Most recently she appeared in "The Vagina Monologues.".
75 Was extremely shy as a kid and even up to the beginning of her career. Carol Burnett stated this many times and most recently always shows a clip of this during Q&A period on reunion shows, when during the first season, when Vicki was so nervous getting asked questions that she was almost buried into Carol.
76 Her and Carol Burnett often get mistaken for sisters because of their close resemblance.
77 Is an avid Animal Lover and donates to number of animal charities.
78 She was a Cheerleader in high School and was voted the most likely to Succeed.
79 Was Valedictorian of her high School Class.
80 Comedian Actress Jane Lynch cites her as one of her idols.
81 Attended UCLA while she was on The Carol Burnett Show (1967). But was forced to drop out because of missing classes due to her work on the TV show.
82 Cites Mentor Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman as her biggest influences in her career.
83 Was good friends with actress Rue McClanahan, Barbara Billingsley, Phyllis Diller, Dorothy Van, and Richard Dawson.
84 Is best friends and very close to her mentor Carol Burnett.
85 Is very close friends with Actress Betty White.
86 Her acting mentors were Comedians Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman.
87 Was discovered at the age of 17 by Mentor and Comedian Carol Burnett and became her protégée.
88 Was good friends with Dick Clark, Allen Ludden, Bert Convy, and Bill Cullen.
89 Still dresses up as Mama when performing to this day.
90 While a member of the singing group The Young Americans, a journalist reviewing a concert mentioned Lawrence's resemblance to Carol Burnett. Students at her high school also mentioned her resemblance to the comedian. Lawrence wrote Burnett a fan letter at her mother urging saying she would like to meet her someday and sent her clippings of the contest she was in. A pregnant Burnett had a feeling about her, decided to look up Lawrence's Father's number and called Vicki asking to attend her contest of The Miss Fireball Contest in which Lawrence was appearing in, which Lawrence won and crowned by Burnett. After a small conversation Burnett told her they will stay in touch and would discuss Lawrence career. Months later Lawrence was subsequently hired to play Burnett's kid sister in The Carol Burnett Show (1967) and became Carol Burnett's protégée.
91 With the exception of Eric Brown (Buzz), Karin Argoud (Sonja), and Allan Kayser (Bubba), she was the youngest of the regularly-appearing actress and if counting the grand kids she was the 4th youngest, overall, in the cast of Mama's Family (1983), even though the character she played was the oldest. Ken Berry (Vinton), Dorothy Lyman (Naomi), Beverly Archer (Iola), Rue McClanahan (Aunt Fran), Betty White (Ellen), Carol Burnett (Eunice), late actor, Harvey Korman (Ed), were all older.
92 She is the older sister of make-up artist, Joni Lawrence.
93 She is a huge game show fan and guest-starred on many game shows including The $10,000 Pyramid (1973), Super Password (1984), and Match Game 73 (1973). She also hosted the daytime edition of Win, Lose or Draw (1987) for NBC and on her TV show Mama's Family (1983), Mama was a contestant on Jeopardy! (1984) She did a salute to game shows and their hosts on her talk show Vicki! (1992).
94 Hit #1 in Australia in 1973, with "He Did With Me", written by Harry Lloyd and Gloria Sklerov.
95 Daughter, Courtney Allison Schultz, born May 5th, 1975 Son, Garrett Lawrence Schultz, born July 3rd, 1977
96 Her former husband, Bobby Russell, wrote the popular tunes, "Little Green Apples" and Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey."
97 Her recording of then husband Bobby Russell's song "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" was number one on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart for two weeks in April of 1973, reached the Top 40 of Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, and earned a Gold Record.

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1 [when asked about the infamous blooper involving Tim Conway's story about elephants] Are you talking about the famous blooper? Which has had a life of its own, the famous....it was Dick's Clark's favorite blooper for years and years and years, and I have said to the kids ' you guys, I should have started the college fund with the money from the blooper', because he played it over and over for years. Um, it was really the first time that Mama spoke out, I believe, and it unleashed a monster, God knows.
2 I like to make people laugh, I feel insecure if I don't
3 [In a 2014 Heart Diease awareness interview about her Mentor Carol Burnett] For me, it was - I was very lucky. Carol found me and took me under her wing. I grew up in an incredibly nurturing environment. It's not something I ever intended to do; here I landed in the Emerald City. I got to go to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America.
4 [on her Mentor and friend Carol Burnett] There are a lot of big egos in this business, but that's not Carol's Trip.
5 [on how she was able to study under her Mentor Carol Burnett] It was surreal: I got to go to Harvard School of Comedy in front of America, People look back at The Carol Burnett Show (1967) and see that we all grew up together. She (Carol) was just so nurturing and encouraged everyone to fly. That feeling permeated through the screen and the audience was part of it, too.
6 [when she was discovered by mentor Carol Burnett] I was going to be cleaning teeth somewhere, and I guess she changed that.
7 [on how Mama was not written for her originally] I was not in the original [planned "Family" sketch]. There was no place for me. The sketch was lovingly written for Carol. She was to play Mama, and the writers had planned on a guest star playing Eunice. It was a one-time-only, one shot. They hated their mothers. They wrote this dysfunctional family as a tribute to their dysfunctional lives, and Carol read the sketch before we ever went to a table read, and said "I want to play Eunice. That's the part that speaks to me." That was very upsetting to the writers. Then she said "I think Vicki should play Mama." Very upsetting to the writers. Then we got to rehearsals and said "I want to do it Southern." She said "It's Tennessee Williams gone nuts, we've got to do it Southern!.
8 [About her mentor Carol Burnett] I remember distinctly when Tim got written into 'The Family' sketches as Mickey Hart. Carol took us all aside and said, 'Now listen to me. You know how much I love these characters. You know how important they are to me. I really don't want to break the fourth wall, so let's try to be consummate actors, and let's get through this. I don't care what Tim does. Let's try to be professional.' Of course, just like in the 'elephant story,' who's the first person that falls apart? It's Carol.
9 [on Carol Burnett and The Family] They couldn't write them fast enough, Carol loved those characters so much. I would say they were her favorite characters she ever played on The Carol Burnett Show.
10 [on Co Star Tim Conway] Tim Conway was a little different from the rest. He was always in the back of the studio building something with the prop man, rewriting his lines, or plotting our demise.
11 I didn't plan on going into show business. Show business picked me. And it's been fun. One of the best things about being in show business is people think they know me, and they feel like they grew up with me.
12 [on her "Mama's family" co-star Rue McClanahan]Oh my God! Nuts! She was just meticulous about her craft. I remember her driving the prop guy nuts, because the props, they couldn't just be props, they had to be the actual thing. She had to really work with the actual thing, so he had to get everything right from Monday morning. It had to be right, and he used to drive her crazy. But she was just so meticulous, so deep into that character, and again I think like a really good actress who is a comedienne to be able to skate on that line like Harvey Korman.
13 [on being in her mentor Carol Burnett shadow] A lot of people think I'm in Carol's Shadow. Well, I can't think of a nicer shadow to be in
14 [Of Carol Burnett, who got her to play Mama]: She was written by two wonderful writers on The Carol Burnett Show. I think it was an homage to their mothers. They both hated their mothers, and they decided they had to get her on paper. They wrote the character for Carol. But when Carol saw the sketch, she felt that Eunice spoke to her and that's the character she wanted to play, which devastated the writers. Then she decided she wanted me to do Mama, which really devastated the writers. Then she decided she wanted to do it Southern, which just completely threw them for a loop. They were appalled, they were upset, they felt we had ruined their sketch. The writers got up and walked out the first time they saw it. But it just got such great feedback from the fans.
15 I always tell people I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America. It's something that would not happen today. Look at American Idol, where you have people voting you on or off. There are a lot of talented people out there, but there are also a lot of people who are incredibly untalented and all they did, as far as I can tell, is appear in InStyle magazine. I feel like I got to learn and grow with the masters, plus The Carol Burnett Show was a very nurturing environment, which doesn't always happen in show business, even then. People working on the show were forever warning me about what it was going to be like when I got out into the real world.
16 [When asked if she was going back to do her Mama character in 2010, the character she created for 40 years]: No, I certainly did not. Mama was actually written for Carol as a one-time character with a guest star playing Eunice. But Eunice was the character that spoke to Carol, so she wanted to play Eunice and told the writers she wanted me to play Mama. Carol also chose to make the characters southern. The writers were worried that we would offend people in the south, but people saw themselves and people they knew in those characters and identified with them. We got so much positive feedback instead.
17 [on comedy that has been changed over the years]: We were sort of left to our own devices back then doing a live show. Now, you'd have eight gazillion suits down there telling us what to do. Telling you what you can and can't say...everything is so politically correct now. I think comedy has gotten cynical and dark. Sexual. It's hard to find for the kids those great old shows that you can sit and watch together. Where you can laugh at totally mindless shit like I did when I was young...like Green Acres or Lucy. Those shows are sort of timeless.
18 [Who talked about her work with her idol, Carol Burnett]: Carol grew up on live television so that's the way we shot that show. We literally did two shows and you could set your clock by the schedule. It would take us an hour and a half to tape an hour show. There's no way that would happen nowadays. We stopped only for major costume changes or major set changes. You know, we used to tackle some pretty spectacular huge pieces. We'd get through those tapings and we rarely did pick-ups. For Carol, it was all about that audience. Keeping that audience happy, that 250-person audience that was in our studio. I think that's why everybody still watches that show and loves it so much because it was like being there live. It was really incredibly well-done. You look back at the staff, the costumes and the writing...it was just an incredible team.
19 Life is much too serious to be taken seriously.
20 Everybody loves that character (Mama). I can go out on the streets and people will ask me 'Where's mama?' like if she's suppose to be with me.

#Trademark
1 Husky resonant voice
2 Her resemblance to Carol Burnett.
3 Her character Mama
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