|Celebrated Name:||Vicki Lawrence|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Vicki Ann Lawrence|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Birth Date:||26 March 1949|
|Birth Place:||Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Al Schultz (m. 1974), Bobby Russell (m. 1972–1974)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Courtney Allison Schultz and Garrett Lawrence Schultz)|
|Is Vicki Lawrence Lesbian?:||No|
|Profession:||Actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and writer.|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$10 Million|
|Last Updated:||July 2021|
Vickie Lawrence is a popular American actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and writer. She became popular due to the various characters she created on CBS’s “The Carol Burnett Show.” She has also appeared on the show for the entirety of its run from 1967-78. She is also a popular singer as her song “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” reached the top position in the U.S. and Canada charts in 1973. She has multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations to her name while also having won the Emmy Award in 1976.
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Early Life & Biography
Vickie Ann Lawrence was born as Vicki Ann Axelrad on 26 March 1949 to parents Anne Alene and Howard Axelrad in Inglewood, California, the U.S. By profession, her father is a certified public accountant who used to work for Max Factor. When Vickie was young, her family’s surname was legally changed to “Lawrence.” She went to UCLA while also working on “The Carol Burnett Show” but dropped out two years later.
In high school, in her senior year, she competed in the Miss Fireball of Inglewood contest for the local fire-fighter’s ball. A local reporter’s story about the event mentioned how similar Vickie looked in comparison with a young Carol Burnett. On being told by her mother, she wrote a letter to Carol Burnett, including the article. On reading the letter, Carol told Vickie’s father that she would attend the contest.
Lawrence won the contest, and Carol was called on to the stage to crown her. As it so happens, Carol was already looking for an actress to play her younger sister on the “The Carol Burnet Show.” She auditioned for the role and got the part. Once she got the part, both Burnett and Harvey Korman mentored her and taught her a lot of different skills that helped her a great deal.
Vickie Lawrence married Bobby Russell in 1972, who is a popular singer and songwriter. Their marriage, however, couldn’t last long as they divorced just a couple of years later, in 1974. In the same year, she married Al Schultz on the 16th of November, 1974, who is a popular Hollywood make-up artist. Vickie gave birth to daughter Courtney Allison Schultz on 5th May 1975 and son Garrett Lawrence Schultz on 3rd July 1977. Around 2011, Vickie Lawrence was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). She is also the spokesperson for the campaign CIU & You.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 26 March, 1949, Vickie Lawrence is 72 years old as of today’s date 17th July 2021. Her height is 1.67 m tall, and her weight is 62 kg.
As per her acting career is concerned, she is mainly known for her work on “The Carol Burnett Show.” She has worked on the show for the entirety of its run from 1967 to 1978. She played the Mama character on The Carol Burnett Show’s “The Family” so well that NBC created the show “Mamas Family,” which focused mainly on the Mama character. The series was first aired in 1983, and it continued until 1985.
A year after its cancellation, it was renewed in 1986 and continued until 1990 in first-run syndication. The show became more successful in the renewed version. Besides, she has also appeared on other shows such as “Laverne & Shirley,” “Major Dad,” “Roseanne,” “Hannah Montana,” and “Yes, Dear.”
As per her singing career is concerned, she got her start as one of the scores of hopefuls on Johnny Mann’s “Stand Up and Cheer” TV program. However, she is most well known for her song “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” which was written by her now ex-husband, Bobby Russell. The song was released on Bell Records in November of 1972 and sold over 2 million copies. Consequently, it was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America in April of 1973. Her other songs “He Did With Me” and “Ships in the Night” was quite successful as well.
She has also appeared as a panelist on game shows such as “Match Game,” “Password,” “Password Plus,” and “Super Password.” She has also been an amazing talk show host on the TV program “Vicki!” which began in 1992 and continued until 1994. The show ended after just two seasons due to Vicki’s creative differences with her syndicator. 4 years later, in 1997, she starred as the host of “Fox After Breakfast,” whose name was changed to “The Vicki Lawrence Show.” The show was, however, canceled five weeks later due to low ratings.
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering the awards and achievements of Vickie Lawrence:
- She was the winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1976.
- She was the recipient of the TV Land Favorite “Big, Bad Momma” Award in 2004.
- “The Carol Burnett Show,” in which Vickie has worked for the entirety of its run, won the TV Land Legend Award in 2005.
- She was the recipient of the Gold Disc by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1973 for her song “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”
Net Worth & Salary of Vicki Lawrence in 2021
As of July 2021, Vicki Lawrence has accumulated a net worth of $10 Million. The majority of her earnings have been earned because of her acting career and appearance on different TV shows. She has a good following on different social media channels, and as a result, she is estimated to make around $357.5 per paid post on Instagram. She is also expected to make a good amount from different endorsement deals.
Vicki Lawrence has undoubtedly been an incredible actress and TV personality over the years. One lesson which we can all learn from her life is the attitude to keep on going and not stop until the goal is achieved. What often gets hidden in front of her amazing career is her heart to do good for society. When she was diagnosed with CIU around 2011, she teamed up with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and became the spokesperson for the campaign CIU & You to spread awareness about the disease. Here’s wishing her the best of luck for all her future endeavors.