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Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence Schultz
Born: March 26, 1949 (1949-03-26) (age 58)
Flag of United States Inglewood, California, USA
Occupation: Comic, Singer, Actress

Vicki Lawrence (born Vicki Ann Axelrad on March 26, 1949, in Inglewood, California, USA) is an Emmy Award-winning actress and also an American comedian and singer. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location of Inglewood in California and Los Angeles County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Inglewood in California and Los Angeles County. ... An Emmy Award. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ...


She has also been credited as Vicki Lawrence Schultz; Schultz being the surname of her second husband and Hollywood make-up artist, Al Schultz, to whom she has been married since November 16, 1974, and by whom she has two children, Courtney (May 3, 1975) and Garrett (July 3, 1977). November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

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Comedy

As a comedienne and actress, she is best known for her work on The Carol Burnett Show, of which she was a part from 1967 to 1978. She was the only cast member, except for Burnett herself, who stayed on the Carol Burnett Show for the entire eleven seasons. Lawrence's ascension to become part of the Burnett show is part of Hollywood legend; she was literally hired for the show on the basis of a letter she had sent to Burnett and the producers, with a photograph of Lawrence that clearly showed her resemblance to Burnett. Despite her beginner's status, Lawrence proved to be a valuable part of the comedic team on the show, and played many memorable characters, particularly the role of Thelma "Mama" Harper in the recurring "Eunice" sketches. The original cast in 1967. ... See also: 1966 in television, other events of 1967, 1968 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1967-68 American network television schedule. ... Thelma Mae Crowley Harper (Born somewhere around 1920s), better known as Mama, is a fictional character, who originally appeared in the ongoing The Family sketch on The Carol Burnett Show, and later in the sitcom Mamas Family. ...


After the Carol Burnett Show ended in 1978, Vicki and her husband Al moved with their children to Maui in Hawaii but returned to Los Angeles after a couple of years where they have remained. The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727 square miles (1883 km²). Maui is part of the State of Hawaiʻi and is the largest island in Maui County. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Her portrayal of the "Mama" character was so popular that NBC created a sitcom, Mama's Family, based on characters from the skit. (Burnett reprised Eunice for the sitcom.) The series ran from 1983 to 1985 on NBC; after its cancellation from NBC, it was renewed from 1986 to 1990 in first-run syndication, in which many believe to be a more animated, livelier version of Mama's Family. The show was more successful in the renewed version. She also reprised the "Mama" character on stage for Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show. Mamas Family is an American television sitcom which premiered on January 22, 1983, on the NBC television network, where it aired for two seasons, until its cancellation in May 1984. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ...


Lawrence has made appearances on other programs, such as the sitcoms Roseanne, Hannah Montana and Yes, Dear. She has also appeared with Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway in the Burnett show retrospectives that were broadcast in 2001 and 2004. Roseanne is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997, starring stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr. ... Hannah Montana is an American television series which debuted on 24 March 2006 on Disney Channel. ... Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom which aired from 2000 to 2006 on CBS. It stars Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike OMalley, Liza Snyder, and Joel Homan. ... Actor Harvey Korman in the 1974 comedy Blazing Saddles. ... Conway on the cover of Dorf Goes Fishing Tim Conway (born December 15, 1933) is an American comedic actor. ...


Other careers

As a singer, she is most known for her #1 one-hit wonder, "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia," a song written by her first husband Bobby Russell, which was released on Bell Records in 1973. (Cher was offered the song first but unbeknownst to her Sonny Bono had turned it down.) Front cover The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a song by songwriter Bobby Russell and performed in 1973 by Vicki Lawrence; Reba McEntire later covered it in the early 1990s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... First US Bell Records Bell Records was the name of at least four different record companies in the 20th century. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere (better known as Cher) (born on May 20, 1946),[1] is an Academy Award-winning American actress, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. ... Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ...


"He Did with Me," Vicki's follow-up to "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," only managed to reach #75 in the United States (although it became her biggest hit in Australia, reaching #1 there in November of 1973). Two years later, in the fall of 1975, Vicki managed one last minor US chart entry on the Private Stock label with the anti-feminist curiosity "The Other Woman" (#81). Private Stock Records was a record label which was started in 1974 by Larry Uttal after he was outted from Bell Records. ...


As an emcee, she hosted the daytime NBC version of the game show Win, Lose or Draw, and has also appeared often as a popular panelist on such game shows as Match Game, Password, The $10,000 Pyramid, and The $25,000 Pyramid, as well as Hollywood Squares, where she appeared both as herself and in character as Thelma "Mama" Harper. Lawrence was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Talk Show in 1993 for the eponymous Vicki!, but the show was canceled after only two seasons, due to low ratings. NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article is about the television genre. ... Win, Lose or Draw was an American television game show that aired from September 1, 1987 to September 7, 1989 on NBC and in syndication from 1987 to 1990. ... The Match Game was an American television game show, most often hosted by Gene Rayburn. ... Allen Ludden Password was a long-running American game show produced by Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions. ... Pyramid was an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... Pyramid was an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... The Hollywood Squares title screen The Hollywood Squares was an American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


She tours the country with her one-woman show with Mama Harper.


Discography

Singles - All chart positions from Billboard (North America)

Year Single Catalog # Chart Pos.
1969 "And I'll Go"

b/w "The Whole State of Alabama"

Elf 90035
1970 "No, No"

b/w "Lincoln Street Chapel"

United Artists 50748
1973 "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"

b/w "Dime a Dance"

Bell 45303 1
1973 "He Did With Me"

b/w "Mr. Allison"

Bell 45362 75
1974 "Ships in the Night"

b/w "Sensual Man"

Bell 45409
1974 "Mama's Gonna Make It All Better"

b/w "Cameo"

Bell 45437
1974 "Old Home Movies"

b/w "The Light on the Back Porch Door"

EMI Int. 504

(UK only)

n/a
1975 "The Other Woman"

b/w "Cameo"

Private Stock 45036 81
1976 "There's a Gun Still Smokin' in Nashville"

b/w same title

Private Stock 45067
1976 "The Other Man I've Been Slipping Around With"

b/w "Love in the Hot Afternoon"

Private Stock 45121
1976 "Hollywood Seven"

b/w same title

Private Stock 1288
1979 "Don't Stop The Music"

b/w "Newborn Woman"

Windmill LJ24
1979 "Your Lies"

b/w "Star Love"

Windmill LJ30

Trivia

  • Is said to have written lyrics to the Mama's Family theme song "Bless My Happy Home," though the producers chose to use an instrumental version over the credits instead.

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Vicki Lawrence: Actress and Comedienne (914 words)
Vicki also travels all over the country speaking to women’s organizations about her life and career, women’s health, and being a woman in a man’s world.
Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence was born in Inglewood, California where she excelled in dancing and singing was a cheerleader and was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her graduating class.
Vicki was the honorary head of the D.A.R.E. program in Long Beach, California for two years while her kids were still young and in school.
Vicki Lawrence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
Vicki Lawrence (born Vicki Ann Axelrad on March 26, 1949, in Inglewood, California) is a comedian, actress, and singer.
Lawrence's ascension to become part of the Burnett show is part of Hollywood legend; she was literally hired for the show on the basis of a letter she had sent to Burnett and the producers, with a photograph of Lawrence that clearly showed her resemblance to Burnett.
Despite her beginner's status, Lawrence proved to be a valuable part of the comedic team on the show, and played many memorable characters, particularly the role of Thelma "Mama" Harper in the recurring "Eunice" sketches.
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