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Vicki Ann Lawrence (born Vicki Ann Axelrod on March 26, 1949) is an American actress, comedienne and singer.

She is best known for her various roles on the The Carol Burnett Show (which earned her an Emmy Award in 1976 for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program) and as Thelma "Mama" Harper on its popular spin-off, Mama's Family. Some of her other credits include The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, the TV movie Eunice (whose popularity also helped to bring about Mama's Family), Murder, She Wrote, Major Dad, Roseanne, Yes, Dear, Hannah Montana, The Cool Kids and for hosting her own talk show Vicki!. She also sang the 1970s hit "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".