The role of Thelma Harper was originally intended for Carol Burnett.
In an effort to pursue her singing career, Vicki Lawrence traveled with Johnny Grant to Vietnam to perform for U.S. troops during the war.
Vicki has a black lab named Hannah.
Vicki was the second choice to sing The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia. Bobby Russell had originally offered it to Cher, but Sonny Bono turned it down.
Vicki loves to cook and share her recipes with friends, family and fans. She even has a section just for that on her website!
One of Vicki's favorite hobbies is sailing her racing yacht that is aptly named Vicki!
Vicki was featured in a pictorial in the January 1995 issue of Playboy.
In 1995 Vicki released her biography Vicki!: The True-Life Adventures of Miss Fireball.
Vicki was Executive Producer of her self-titled talk show.
Vicki made her TV-Movie debut in the 1976 film Having Babies.
1975 saw Vicki take home an Emmy for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Variety or Music for The Carol Burnett Show.
In 2000, Vicki launched her own line of cosmetics that sold exclusively on The Home Shopping Network.
Vicki wrote lyrics to the theme song for Mama's Family, but the producers chose to go with an instrumental version.
While her kids were still young and in school, Vicki Lawrence was the honorary head of the D.A.R.E. program in Long Beach, California for two years.
In 1976 Vicki did a television commercial for Basset Furniture.
In 1973 Vicki had a number one hit in Australia with He Did With Me.
Vicki Lawrence had a number one hit song with The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia.
Vicki initially introduced herself to Carol Burnett by writing a fan letter.
Vicki has a sister named Joni Lawrence, who is a make-up artist.
Vicki is 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Vicki was married to Bobby Russell from 1972 until they were divorced in 1974.
Vicki was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her graduating class.
One of the rotating acts at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. It is a "two woman" show with some of it as herself, and some of it as Mama.
Vicki is best known for her role of Mama, Thelma Harper, on Mama's Family. And Vicky has appeared as Thelma on the Hollywood Squares (During it's 1998-2004 run).
Vicki Lawrence: Things have always sort of happened for me. Something else always comes up.
Vicki Lawrence: The fun part for me is just really push that envelope.
Vicki Lawrence: That's my opportunity to hide behind that old lady and say what I want to say.