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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 Town2011TV MovieMartha
Phineas and Ferb2008-2011TV SeriesHildegard Hilda
Hannah Montana2006-2011TV SeriesMamaw Ruthie Grandma Stewart
Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz2009Video shortFlo (voice)
Hermie and Friends: Hermie and the High Seas2008Video shortFlo (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular2007TV MovieMama
The Fox and the Hound 22006VideoGranny Rose (voice)
Yes, Dear2001-2005TV SeriesNatalie Warner
Hermie & Friends2004TV MovieFlo the Lyin' Fly (voice)
Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider2004Video shortFlo (voice)
Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly2004Video shortFlo the Fly (voice)
Time of Your Life2000TV Series
Ally McBeal1999TV SeriesDana
Elvis Is Alive! I Swear I Saw Him Eating Ding Dongs Outside the Piggly Wiggly's1998
Nunsense Jamboree1998TV MovieSister Mary Amnesia
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesKate Granville
Diagnosis Murder1996TV SeriesKitty Lynn Hastings
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesFelicia Harper
All-American Girl1995TV SeriesPhone Lady
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die1994TV MovieNora Kingsley
Roseanne1993TV SeriesPhyllis Zimmer
Major Dad1991TV SeriesPookie Pond
The Carol Burnett Show1991TV SeriesSkit characters
Mama's Family1983-1990TV SeriesThelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
The Love Boat1978-1986TV SeriesBetty Logan / Gloria Baxter / Patty Beller / ...
Murder, She Wrote1985-1986TV SeriesJackie MacKay / Phoebe Carroll
Anything for Love1985TV MovieElaine Monty
Laverne & Shirley1979-1983TV SeriesSgt. Alvinia T. Plout
Eunice1982TV MovieThelma 'Mama' Harper
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesJenny Casey
Katmandu1980TV Short
Carol Burnett & Company1979TV SeriesVarious
Supertrain1979TV SeriesKaren Prince
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Series
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1978TV SeriesVarious Characters
Having Babies1976TV MovieGrace Fontreil

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hannah Montana2007-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hannah Montana: One in a Million2008Video performer: "True Friend"
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Fox and the Hound 22006Video performer: "We're in Harmony"
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Carol Burnett Show1973TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Grasshopper1970performer: "USED TO BE"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vicki!1994TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vicki!1994TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Doctors2013-2016TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Family Feud2015TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Carol Burnett2013TV MovieHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2013TV SeriesHerself
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV MovieHerself
Pioneers of Television2008-2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerself
Marie2012TV Series documentaryHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge / Mama Harper
Home & Family2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Joy Behar: Say Anything!2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHerself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?2009TV SeriesMama Thelma Harper
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHerself / Mama
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHerself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Herself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHerself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialHerself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesMama - Panelist / Herself - Panelist
The Carol Burnett Show: Let's Bump Up the Lights2004TV MovieHerself
Great Women of Television Comedy2003TV MovieHerself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers2001TV SpecialHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Prime Time Country1999TV SeriesMama
Match Game1998TV SeriesHerself / panelist
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV SeriesHerself
Cybill1996TV SeriesHerself
Fox After Breakfast1996TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Game / Audience Participation Show
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women1994TV MovieHerself
Vicki!1992-1994TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1975-1991TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
An Evening at the Improv1991TV SeriesHerself - Host
The $25,000 Pyramid1976-1991TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Match Game1990TV SeriesHerself / panelist
Body Talk1990TV MovieHerself - Host
3rd Degree!1989TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself (as Vicki Lawrence Schultz)
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Win, Lose or Draw1987-1989TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Super Password1984-1988TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Double Talk1986TV SeriesHerself
Body Language1984-1986TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Trivia Trap1984TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XVI1984TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
Go1984TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XV1983TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
The New Battlestars1983TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett1982TV MovieHerself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
Password Plus1979-1981TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Tim Conway Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Card Sharks1980TV SeriesHerself
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Comedienne / Herself - Actress / Herself - Vocalist / ...
Paul Lynde Goes MA-A-A-AD1979TV MovieHerself
Perry Como's Springtime Special1979TV MovieHerself (Cameo)
Paul Lynde at the Movies1979TV SpecialHerself / Mama
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite TV Variety Program
Super Night at the Super Bowl1978TV MovieHerself
Stumpers!1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Word Grabbers1976TV MovieHerself - Panelist (3rd Pilot)
Showoffs1975TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHerself
Password All-Stars1975TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Hollywood Squares1970-1974TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself / Herself - Center Square
New American Bandstand 19651973-1974TV SeriesHerself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1974TV SeriesHerself
The Bobby Goldsboro Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Match Game 731973TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
It's Your Bet1973TV SeriesHerself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Carol Burnett Show in London1970TV MovieHerself
The Steve Allen Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Della1969TV SeriesHerself
The Barbara McNair Show1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jimmie Rodgers Show1969TV SeriesHerself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself
Rowan & Martin at the Movies1968Documentary shortHerself / Member of The Young Americans (uncredited)
The Donald O'Connor Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Young Americans1967Documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches2016TV Movie
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Carol Burnett Show
Hannah Montana2010TV SeriesGrandma Stewart
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010DocumentaryMonopoly Woman #1
Come Feud with Me: The Top 10 Disney Channel Character Feuds2008Video shortMamaw
Hannah Montana: One in a Million2008VideoMemaw Stewart
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHerself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHerself / Mama Thelma Harper

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Legend AwardTV Land AwardsThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)· Carol Burnett
· Tim Conway
· Harvey Korman
· Lyle Waggoner
· Bob Mackie (costume designer)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite "Big, Bad Momma"Mama's Family (1983)
1999OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowFox After Breakfast (1996)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostVicki! (1992)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowVicki! (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)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostVicki! (1992)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostVicki! (1992)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostWin, Lose or Draw (1987)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostWin, Lose or Draw (1987)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialEunice (1982)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - TelevisionThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - TelevisionThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or MusicThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - TelevisionThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)


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#Fact
1Credits Carol Burnett as her mentor and best friend.
2Is Surrogate daughter of Carol Burnett.
3Was 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.).
4Her acting mentor is comedian Carol Burnett.
5In 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.
6Elvis Presley was a big fan of hers.
7Is a huge Elvis Presley fan.
8Vicki'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.
9Was discovered by Comedian Carol Burnett in November, 1966 when Vicki was just age 17 and still a Senior in High School.
10Shares the same birthday with and is friends with Martin Short.
11Her children call close friend and mentor Carol Burnett Aunt Carol.
12Carol Burnett often referred to Vicki by the nickname Wicks and Wicki.
13Can play the piano.
14Is good friends with Actress Angie Dickinson.
15Cites her mentor Carol Burnett and actress Betty White as her idols.
16Her children, Courtney and Garret, used to hang around Carol Burnett and would often go to her house especially when living in Hawaii.
17Is a registered Democrat.
18Comedian Carol Burnett wrote an endorsement for her album The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.
19After 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.
20A 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.
21Never minded being in her mentor Carol Burnett's shadow.
22Her song The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia reached number 11 overall for the year 1973.
23She is member of The Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.
24Was in a relationship with Singer and Actor Bobby Sherman in 1969.
25Is a yacht-racing enthusiast.
26Met 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.
27Sang 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.
28As of 2013 her net worth is estimated to be $8 million.
29Comedian Carol Burnett took her under her wing since she was age 17, their friendship has lasted for over 40 years so far.
30She ranked #70 on VH1's Top 100 One-Hit Wonders for her song The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.
31She performed for troops in Vietnam and was a pin-up girl for the service men.
32She 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".
33Her 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.
34She had a total of three singles which made the Billboard Hot 100 US charts from 1973-1975.
35She 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.
36She lives with her husband Al Schultz in Long Beach, California.
37Her being mentored by Comedian Carol Burnett is in The Mentor Hall of Fame in 2013.
38She was planning on becoming a dental hygienist before being discovered by Carol Burnett.
39Took 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.
40Goes around the country doing her two women show where she does the first half as herself and the second half as Mama.
41Fan of Modern Family (2009), The Good Wife (2009), and Mad Men (2007).
42Big Fan of the soap opera All My Children (1970).
43She still hangs out with her Mentor Carol Burnett.
44In 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.
45Is a dog lover and has multiple dogs as pets.
46Took dance classes growing up, she was the most trained dancer on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) than the other cast members.
47In the 2012 reunion of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) she successfully copied her mentor Carol Burnett's famous Tarzan Yell.
48Made 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).
49She 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.
50Her 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.
51Executive 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.
52In 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.
53Is a fan of country singers Blake Shelton. Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Little Big Town.
54Has said that meeting her mentor Carol Burnett to be the best moment of her life.
55Appeared 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.
56Known mostly for her Mama character and being Carol Burnett comedic partner.
57For 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.
58Is a fan of Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
59The late Actress Yvonne De Carlo cited Vicki as her favorite actress.
60During 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.
61Has said that actress Yvonne De Carlo was her childhood television heroine.
62Hobbies include cooking and Sailing. During The Carol Burnett Show (1967) she used to be a big at knitting.
63Was good friends with actor/comedian Bob Hope, she often toured with him during his USO tours.
64Friends 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.
65Mentor Carol Burnett gave her a Trip to Hawaii as a wedding gift, when she married husband Al Schultz in 1974.
66Mentor 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.".
67Harvey Korman taught her to do the accents on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) because he was the master of them.
68After 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.
69Very good friends with Comedian and Co-Star Tim Conway.
70She 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.
71Carol 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.
72Carol 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).
73She 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.
74Has 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.".
75Was 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.
76Her and Carol Burnett often get mistaken for sisters because of their close resemblance.
77Is an avid Animal Lover and donates to number of animal charities.
78She was a Cheerleader in high School and was voted the most likely to Succeed.
79Was Valedictorian of her high School Class.
80Comedian Actress Jane Lynch cites her as one of her idols.
81Attended 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.
82Cites Mentor Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman as her biggest influences in her career.
83Was good friends with actress Rue McClanahan, Barbara Billingsley, Phyllis Diller, Dorothy Van, and Richard Dawson.
84Is best friends and very close to her mentor Carol Burnett.
85Is very close friends with Actress Betty White.
86Her acting mentors were Comedians Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman.
87Was discovered at the age of 17 by Mentor and Comedian Carol Burnett and became her protégée.
88Was good friends with Dick Clark, Allen Ludden, Bert Convy, and Bill Cullen.
89Still dresses up as Mama when performing to this day.
90While 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.
91With 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.
92She is the older sister of make-up artist, Joni Lawrence.
93She 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).
94Hit #1 in Australia in 1973, with "He Did With Me", written by Harry Lloyd and Gloria Sklerov.
95Daughter, Courtney Allison Schultz, born May 5th, 1975 Son, Garrett Lawrence Schultz, born July 3rd, 1977
96Her former husband, Bobby Russell, wrote the popular tunes, "Little Green Apples" and Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey."
97Her 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.

#Quote
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.
2I 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.
11I 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.
15I 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.
19Life is much too serious to be taken seriously.
20Everybody 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
1Husky resonant voice
2Her resemblance to Carol Burnett.
3Her character Mama

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