Remember Vicki Lawrence from 'Mama's Family'? Here's How She Looks at 71

On March 27, 2020, actress Vicki Lawrence celebrated her 71st birthday with a post on Instagram. The “Mama’s Family” star has aged so well but is quite unrecognizable from back in the day.

For her 71st birthday, Lawrence took to social media where she shared her quarantine celebration. The actress uploaded a cute photo of herself smiling and looking ageless.

The nation has been self-isolating amid the outbreak of the 2020 novel coronavirus disease. However, she looked completely different from how her fans remembered her on “Mama’s Family.”

Vicki Lawrence backstage during the TV Land Awards on March 2, 2003, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Vicki Lawrence backstage during the TV Land Awards on March 2, 2003, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images


The star also included an image of her birthday cake, a meal she was eating, and a note from her daughter, Courtney Schultz. Lawrence found stardom when she was chosen by Carol Burnett to star as her younger sister because of their uncanny resemblance.

Burnett even mentored her and Lawrence’s career grew from there. She made her debut on the first episode of “The Carol Burnett Show” in 1967.


The actress ended up starring on the show for 11 years. Some of the accolades she earned were an Emmy Award and five nominations.

The same year she started on Burnett’s show, she enrolled at UCLA to study theater arts. Besides being an actress, Lawrence also sang.


The star performed in Vietnam for the US troops with Johnny Grant, and her singing career peaked in 1973. She won the golden record for her hit song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."


The following year, the star married CBS makeup artist Al Schultz and the couple had 2 children. After “The Carol Burnett Show,” ended, the star featured in her own comedy sitcom called, “Mama's Family.”


Even though she played the matriarch on the show, Lawrence was actually the youngest cast member. Her mentor made a frequent appearance on the show.  


Fans of the sitcom would recall seeing Rue McClanahan as Mama's sister Fran Crowley, and Betty White as the eldest daughter, Ellen. She’s since hosted television shows, appeared on stage, and wrote her autobiography, “Vicki! The True-Life Adventures of Miss Fireball.”

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