Click to Open Search Bar

Vicki Lawrence

Actress, Comedian & Women's Activist; Best Known for her Characters on "The Carol Burnett Show"

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Vicki Lawrence Biography

Vicki Lawrence is an actress, comedian, singer and dancer. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway.

Vicki’s interest in singing and dancing began at an early age. During high school, she was a cheerleader and voted ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ by her class. From 1965 to 1967, Lawrence sang with the Young Americans musical group and appeared in The Young Americans, a film that won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Vicki Lawrence started her career as an actress and comedian by sending Carol Burnett a newspaper clipping showing their uncanny resemblance to each other and if she could give some advice for a contest she was in called "Miss Fireball Contest" in California. Burnett found her phone number and called her. Burnett attended the event hoping to find an entertainer who could play her kid sister on her variety show. Sure enough, Lawrence was chosen as the kid sister and was mentor by Burnett, her career taking off from there.

In the fall of 1967, she made her debut on the first episode of The Carol Burnett Show. She spent 11 years with the show, earning one Emmy Award and five more nominations. In 1967, she enrolled in UCLA to study theater arts. To enhance her singing career, she went to Vietnam to perform for U.S. troops with Johnny Grant.

Her music career peaked in 1973, when she was awarded a gold record for her internationally known hit "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." In 1974, Lawrence married CBS makeup artist Al Schultz, with whom she has two children. When The Carol Burnett Show ended, Vicki Lawrence starred in her own comedy show, Mama's Family, which also featured Dorothy Lyman, Ken Berry, Beverly Archer, and Betty White. Carol Burnett also frequently appeared on the show. After ending her sitcom, Lawrence delved into hosting television shows.

She became the first successful female game show host when she hosted Win, Lose or Draw. She also hosted her own talk show, titled Vicki!, which ran from 1992-1994. Vicki Lawrence's credits cannot be limited to television alone. Her stage credits include Carousel, Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun, No, No, Nanette and My Fat Friend. In the '90s, she performed in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road.

She currently stars in The Cool Kids, a sitcom centered on a group of friends at a retirement home.

Her autobiography, Vicki! The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball, recounts her musical, stage, and television career. She spends most of her time doing motivational speeches for women's groups and charities.

-
Videos
Books
Mama for President: Good Lord, Why Not?

Mama for President: Good Lord, Why Not?

God Lives One Floor Above the Penthouse

God Lives One Floor Above the Penthouse

Vicki!: The True-Life Adventures of Miss Fireball

Vicki!: The True-Life Adventures of Miss Fireball

Speaking Topics
  • Being a Woman in a Man's World

    Lawrence travels all over the country speaking to womens organizations about her life and career, and the challenges and obstacles faced as a woman in what is seemingly still a mans world. Shes brings to the stage her characteristic humor and wit, reminding us all that "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!"

  • Life Is Much Too Serious to Be Taken Seriously

    In this talkequal parts funny and poignantVicki Lawrence shares with audiences the story of her life: a story of fun and comedy that includes how she met Carol Burnett and how she "became a natural redhead." Lawrence also talks about being a working mom (its challenges and rewards) as well as a more difficult time in her life: when her talk show was cancelled and she battled with depression. With the belief that laughter is the best medicine, Vicki Lawrence wraps up her speech by sharing with audiences her personal mantra: "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously."

  • Women's Health

News
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Vicki Lawrence?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vicki Lawrence for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vicki Lawrence, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vicki Lawrence or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Vicki Lawrence?

    Booking fees for Vicki Lawrence, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vicki Lawrence, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Vicki Lawrence?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vicki Lawrence for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vicki Lawrence for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vicki Lawrence or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vicki Lawrence or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Vicki Lawrence

Actress, Comedian & Women's Activist; Best Known for her Characters on "The Carol Burnett Show"

Travels From:
Long Beach, CA, USA
Speaking Fee:

Vicki Lawrence Biography

Vicki Lawrence is an actress, comedian, singer and dancer. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway.

Vicki’s interest in singing and dancing began at an early age. During high school, she was a cheerleader and voted ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ by her class. From 1965 to 1967, Lawrence sang with the Young Americans musical group and appeared in The Young Americans, a film that won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Vicki Lawrence started her career as an actress and comedian by sending Carol Burnett a newspaper clipping showing their uncanny resemblance to each other and if she could give some advice for a contest she was in called "Miss Fireball Contest" in California. Burnett found her phone number and called her. Burnett attended the event hoping to find an entertainer who could play her kid sister on her variety show. Sure enough, Lawrence was chosen as the kid sister and was mentor by Burnett, her career taking off from there.

In the fall of 1967, she made her debut on the first episode of The Carol Burnett Show. She spent 11 years with the show, earning one Emmy Award and five more nominations. In 1967, she enrolled in UCLA to study theater arts. To enhance her singing career, she went to Vietnam to perform for U.S. troops with Johnny Grant.

Her music career peaked in 1973, when she was awarded a gold record for her internationally known hit "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." In 1974, Lawrence married CBS makeup artist Al Schultz, with whom she has two children. When The Carol Burnett Show ended, Vicki Lawrence starred in her own comedy show, Mama's Family, which also featured Dorothy Lyman, Ken Berry, Beverly Archer, and Betty White. Carol Burnett also frequently appeared on the show. After ending her sitcom, Lawrence delved into hosting television shows.

She became the first successful female game show host when she hosted Win, Lose or Draw. She also hosted her own talk show, titled Vicki!, which ran from 1992-1994. Vicki Lawrence's credits cannot be limited to television alone. Her stage credits include Carousel, Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun, No, No, Nanette and My Fat Friend. In the '90s, she performed in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road.

She currently stars in The Cool Kids, a sitcom centered on a group of friends at a retirement home.

Her autobiography, Vicki! The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball, recounts her musical, stage, and television career. She spends most of her time doing motivational speeches for women's groups and charities.

Vicki Lawrence Videos

  • Vicki Lawrence on The Jenny McCarthy Show
    Vicki Lawrence, star of the new Fox show "The Cool Kids" talks to Jenny McCarthy about working with Charlie Day and Leslie Leslie Jordan on her new...
  • The Cool Kids - Unusual Suspects
    At the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews in LA on September 13, 2018, the cast members describe the colorful characters on the "playground" that is The Cool...
  • Carol Burnett On New Book, Who Would Play Her In 2016 | TODAY ...

Vicki Lawrence Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence Speaking Topics

  • Being a Woman in a Man's World

    Lawrence travels all over the country speaking to womens organizations about her life and career, and the challenges and obstacles faced as a woman in what is seemingly still a mans world. Shes brings to the stage her characteristic humor and wit, reminding us all that "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!"

  • Life Is Much Too Serious to Be Taken Seriously

    In this talkequal parts funny and poignantVicki Lawrence shares with audiences the story of her life: a story of fun and comedy that includes how she met Carol Burnett and how she "became a natural redhead." Lawrence also talks about being a working mom (its challenges and rewards) as well as a more difficult time in her life: when her talk show was cancelled and she battled with depression. With the belief that laughter is the best medicine, Vicki Lawrence wraps up her speech by sharing with audiences her personal mantra: "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously."

  • Women's Health

FAQs on booking Vicki Lawrence

  • How to book Vicki Lawrence?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vicki Lawrence for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vicki Lawrence, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vicki Lawrence or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Vicki Lawrence?

    Booking fees for Vicki Lawrence, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vicki Lawrence, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Vicki Lawrence?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vicki Lawrence for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vicki Lawrence for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vicki Lawrence or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vicki Lawrence or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Vicki Lawrence is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Vicki Lawrence for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Vicki Lawrence generally travels from Long Beach, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joy Behar, Naomi Judd, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin and Star Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vicki Lawrence for an upcoming event.

Vicki Lawrence Speaker Videos

  • Vicki Lawrence on The Jenny McCarthy Show
    Vicki Lawrence, star of the new Fox show "The Cool Kids" talks to Jenny McCarthy about working with Charlie Day and Leslie Leslie Jordan on her new show, comedy timing, the valuable lessons she...
    The Cool Kids - Unusual Suspects
    At the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews in LA on September 13, 2018, the cast members describe the colorful characters on the "playground" that is The Cool Kids, while creator/EP Charlie Day (Chet)...
  • Carol Burnett On New Book, Who Would Play Her In 2016 | TODAY ...

Vicki Lawrence Speaking Topics

  • Being a Woman in a Man's World

    Lawrence travels all over the country speaking to womens organizations about her life and career, and the challenges and obstacles faced as a woman in what is seemingly still a mans world. Shes brings to the stage her characteristic humor and wit, reminding us all that "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!"

  • Life Is Much Too Serious to Be Taken Seriously

    In this talkequal parts funny and poignantVicki Lawrence shares with audiences the story of her life: a story of fun and comedy that includes how she met Carol Burnett and how she "became a natural redhead." Lawrence also talks about being a working mom (its challenges and rewards) as well as a more difficult time in her life: when her talk show was cancelled and she battled with depression. With the belief that laughter is the best medicine, Vicki Lawrence wraps up her speech by sharing with audiences her personal mantra: "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously."

  • Women's Health

Vicki Lawrence News

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Vicki Lawrence

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP