Vicki Lawrence

Inside Biography

Vicki Lawrence is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She was a performer on the CBS sketch comedy/variety show The Carol Burnett Show from 1967 to 1978. Her popularity led to her starring in her own sitcom Mama's Family on NBC and The Cool Kids on Fox. 

How Old Is Vicki Lawrence? What Is Her Height?

Vicki Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrad on March 26, 1949, to accountant Howard Axelrad and his wife, Anne Alene Loyd. She is 74 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 5 feet 6½ inches (169 cm).    

Born and raised in Inglewood, California, Lawrence is a graduate of Morningside High School, class of 1967. She pursued theatre arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, but ended up dropping out. 

Who Is Vicki Lawrence's Husband? Who Are Her Children?

Vicki Lawrence has been married for over four decades to her second husband Al Schultz, a Hollywood make-up artist. They tied the knot on November 16, 1974. Vicki Lawrence has two children: daughter Courtney Allison Schultz (born on May 3, 1975) and son Garrett Lawrence Schultz (born on July 3, 1977).   

Vicki Lawrence and her husband Al Schultz.  SOURCE: Getty Images

Vicki was previously married to singer-songwriter Bobby Russell for two years, from June 29, 1972, to 1974. 

What Is Vick Lawrence's Net Worth? What Is Her Net Worth?

According to, Vicki Lawrence has a net worth of $8 million as of 2023. She became a household name through her many appearances in the CBS comedy/variety show The Carol Burnett Show.

Throughout its entire run from 1967 to 1978, Lawrence was a featured performer and originated several iconic roles including  Thelma Harper/Mama - a role that would be the focal point of the NBC sitcom Mama's Family.

Vicki Lawrence (left) Carol Burnett with The Carol Burnett Show.  SOURCE: Huffington Post 

Vicki has since had several high-profile roles in such TV shows as Supertrain, Laverne & Shirley, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, Mama's Family, Roseanne, Diagnosis Murder, Ally McBeal, Yes, Dear, Hannah Montana, Great News, and The Cool Kids.   

Besides that, Lawrence is perhaps most known for her one-hit wonder "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", a song written by her then-husband Bobby Russell that went on to peak at #1 in the US and Canada music charts. She has since released three LPs: 1973's The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, 1974's Ships in the Night, and 1979's Newborn Woman.        



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by shrijan, 18 Mar, 2021

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