Carol Lawrence Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Jun, 2019
Facts of Carol Lawrence
Name Carol Lawrence
Birth Name Carolina Maria Laraia
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Melrose Park, Illinois
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Married to Cosmo Allegretti(d), Robert Goulet(d), Greg Guydus(d)
Children 2 (Christopher Goulet and Michael Goulet)
Divorce Yes
Movies West Side Story
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Carol Lawrence is an American actress known for her musical theater and television performances. Lawrence rose to limelight for her portrayal of Maria in a Broadway musical West Side Story, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She is also known as the second wife of renowned Hollywood actor Robert Goulet.

Early Life And Education Of Carol Lawrence

Carol Lawrence was born Carolina Maria Laraia on September 5, 1932, in Melrose Park, Illinois, America. Her parents belonged to Italian ancestry. Her father was from Trivigno, in the province of Potenza as well as her maternal family also belonged there. Carol Lawrence is an American as per her nationality.

Talking about her education, she attended Northwestern University but left after a year to pursue an acting career.

Carol Lawrence' Professional Career

Carol Lawrence was only 20 when she started her career in Broadway. She debuted in 1952 with Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952. Five years later, Lawrence grabbed a success in Broadway when she worked as Maria in West Side Story. The role won her a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Lawrence's other Broadway successes were I Do! I Do!, Subways Are for Sleeping, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Besides Broadway, Lawrence also worked on television where some of her best works include The Fugitive, Marcus Welby, M.D., Hawaii 5-0, and Saved by the Bell among others.

CAPTION: Actress Carol Lawrence SOURCE: IMDb

She also made her guest appearances on some shows like Breaking Point and The Bobby Vinton Show. In 1999, Lawrence appeared in a cameo role as Claire's mother in the television movie remake of Jason Miller's The Championship Season.

Lately, she appeared Off-Broadway at Westside Theater Downstairs in Handle with Care by Jason Odell Williams.

Besides, Lawrence has published her autobiography, with Phyllis Hobe, titled Carol Lawrence: The Backstage Story.

Carol Lawrence Net Worth

Actress Carol Lawrence remained active on Theater and Broadway for the majority of career time. She also worked on some television series and TV movies. She is speculated to have earned a handsome amount of money, however, her exact net worth is not revealed yet. Lawrence was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

According to some online tabloids, Carol Lawrence net worth is estimated to be $8 million, however, no official sources have verified the details yet.

Carol Lawrence's Personal Life, Marriage, And Children

Carol Lawrence has been married three times. First, she got married to Cosmo Allegretti. They tied the knot on January 13, 1956, and got divorced on January 30, 1959. Later, she got married to actor Robert Goulet in 1963. They gave birth to two sons; Christopher Goulet and Michael Goulet. After 18-year-long conjugal life, Lawrence and Goulet divorced in 1981.

CAPTION: Actress Carol Lawrence and her late ex-husband Robert Goulet SOURCE: CBS News

Following her divorce from her second husband, she got married to her third husband, Greg Guydus on 7th March 1982 and remained married for  December 12, 1984.

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