Vicki Lawrence

  • Birth Name: Victoria Ann Axelrad
  • Birth Place: Inglewood, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Talk-show host
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Fast Facts

  • Was voted Most Likely to Succeed by her graduating class in 1967.
  • Sang with the Young Americans musical group from 1965 to '67.
  • Met future husband Al Schultz in 1968 when he was hired to be the head make-up artist on The Carol Burnett Show.
  • Had a No. 1 hit in 1973 with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," written by then-husband Bobby Russell, who originally offered it to Cher.
  • Autobiography, Vicki!: The True-Life Adventures of Miss Fireball, was published in 1995.
  • Has been nominated for Daytime Emmys for her game-show and talk-show hosting work. 
  • Is a yacht-racing enthusiast.

Awards

  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Winner
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Howard Axelrad — Father
  • Anne Alene Loyd Axelrad — Mother
  • Al Schultz — Husband
  • Bobby Russell — Ex-husband
  • Garrett Lawrence — Son
  • Courtney Schultz — Daughter
  • Joni Lawrence — Sister

College

  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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