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Vicki Lawrence


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Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence was born in Inglewood, California where she excelled in dancing and singing, was a cheerleader and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her graduating class.

From 1965 to 1967 Vicki sang with the Young Americans musical group and, also, appeared in the feature film “The Young Americans” which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

During her senior year of high school Vicki sent Carol Burnett a letter which included a local newspaper article mentioning their resemblance. Vicki invited Ms. Burnett to the local fire department’s “Miss Fireball Contest” in which she was performing. Ms. Burnett, looking for an actress to play her kid sister on her new variety series, contacted Vicki and made arrangements to come to the event. The rest is television history. “The Carol Burnett Show” premiered in the fall of 1967; the same year Vicki entered UCLA to study Theater Arts. She spent eleven years with Carol, earning one Emmy Award and five Emmy nominations. In 1995 Simon and Schuster published her story. Her autobiography is entitled “Vicki!: The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball”.

In 1968, Vicki went to Viet Nam to visit the U.S. troops with Johnny Grant. Several years later, in 1973, Vicki received a gold record as a recording artist for he international hit single “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”.


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  • lofibri

    grew up on this album! i have seen she has two more and am constantly searching for them

    3 Sep 2008 Reply
  • karla36

    I've searched high and low and can't find info (ie video or sound clip)on "The Other Woman."

    11 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Eclectic-G

    Didn't she sing some song about the lights going out in some state? If only I could remember.

    25 Sep 2007 Reply
  • wiseguy174

    Look at the top tracks lists...Jesus.

    4 Sep 2007 Reply
  • kingofgrief

    I have the original Night The Lights Went Out Etc. album on vinyl. I should rip it soon...

    5 Dec 2006 Reply
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