Vicki Lawrence

Actor, Comedian, Talk show host
A bubbly performer of variety shows, light comedy and game shows, Vicki Lawrence was discovered by Carol Burnett in a manner that has become show business legend. Lawrence was still a high school student in Inglewood, a ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1949 in Inglewood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Celebrity Family Feud 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Ally McBeal 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2006 - 2007, 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Major Dad 1991 - 1992, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1986, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fox and the Hound 2 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Granny Rose (Actor)

Yes, Dear 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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More Classic Bloopers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Match Game 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Nunsense 3: The Jamboree 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

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All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Here Comes the Bride... There Goes the Groom 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Vicki! 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Donahue: The 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Roseanne 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Win, Lose or Draw 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Mama's Family (Syndicated) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The World's Funniest Commercial Goofs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Anything For Love 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Mama's Family 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

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TV's Censored Bloopers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Laverne and Shirley 1975 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Carol Burnett and Company 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Paul Lynde Goes M-a-a-a-ad 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Paul Lynde at the Movies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Carol Burnett Show 1967 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Funny World of Fred & Bunni 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Eunice (TV Show)

Actor

Having Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A bubbly performer of variety shows, light comedy and game shows, Vicki Lawrence was discovered by Carol Burnett in a manner that has become show business legend. Lawrence was still a high school student in Inglewood, a small city surrounded by Los Angeles, when she wrote a fan letter to Carol Burnett remarking on how people thought they looked alike. Burnett examined the enclosed photograph and agreed. She surprised the younger woman by telephoning her and agreeing to attend the Miss Fireball pageant which Lawrence went on to win. Realizing that Lawrence had some performing experience (she had appeared with the Young Americans singing group for three years), Burnett and her husband, Joe Hamilton, signed Lawrence to appear as a regular on Burnett's CBS variety series, primarily to portray Burnett's younger sister in an on-going skit. While Lawrence was raw at first, she soon grew as a performer and took on more roles, remaining with the show for its entire 11-season run. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Variety in 1975 for her work.

Relationships

Nettie Alene Lawrence

Mother

Howard Lawrence

Father

Joni Lawrence

Sister
born in August 1955

Bobby Russell

Husband
married on June 1971 divorced wrote hit song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"

Al Schultz

Husband
married in 1974 former makeup artist met on set of "The Carol Burnett Show"

Courtney Schultz

Daughter
born in May 1975

Garrett Schultz

Son
born in July 1977

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1967 - 1970

Milestones

2000

Launched own line of cosmetics sold on Home Shopping Network

1998

Became regular panelist on the syndicated version of "The Match Game"

1997

Named a long-term guest host of "Fox After Breakfast"; in August program was overhauled and relaunched as "The Vicki Lawrence Show"; show cancelled in October

1976

Made TV-movie debut, "Having Babies"

1972

Had hit record, "The Night the Light Went Out In Georgia"; song written by then-husband Bobby Russell

1968

Appeared as regular on summer series "The Jimmie Rogers Show"

1967

Entered and won the Miss Fireball Contest

1965

Appeared with The Young Americans singing group for three years

Starred as Mama on "Mama's Family", a syndicated sitcom based on characters Lawrence and others had created in a recurring sketch on "The Carol Burnett Show" (on NBC from 1983-1984; syndicated 1984-1990)

Hosted the daytime TV talk show, "Vicki!"

Wrote letter to Carol Burnett remarking on resemblance

Was one of the cast regular on the long-running CBS comedy-variety program, "The Carol Burnett Show"

Hosted game show "Win, Lose or Draw"

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