Vicki Lawrence Visits Savannah, Shows Support for Telfair Mammography Fund

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Famed actress and comedienne Vicki Lawrence, known for playing Thelma Harper on "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Mama’s Family," recounted to guests at the St. Joseph's/Candler SmartWomen Luncheon how she rose to television stardom after writing a fan letter to comedienne Carol Burnett. 

“I told her I would love to meet her someday. I mailed it off to Hollywood and it managed to land on her desk,” Lawrence recalled. “And what she did was, she took my dad's name out of a newspaper article, and she looked us up in the phonebook. And she called me after school.” 

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