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 Lawrence 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. In 1995 Simon and Schuster published her story. Her autobiography is entitled, “Vicki!: The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball.”
In 1968, Vicki Lawrence went to Vietnam to visit the U.S. troops with Johnny Grant. Several years later, in 1973, Vicki received a...
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