Vicki Lawrence — American Comedian born on March 26, 1949,

Vicki Ann Lawrence is an American actress, comedienne and singer. She is known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show where she appeared from 1967 to 1978, for the entire series run. One such character, The Family matriarch Thelma Harper/Mama, would later be the central character of the television situation comedy series Mama's Family on NBC and, later, in first-run syndication... (wikipedia)

I wanted to study to be a dental hygienist, marry a rich dentist, and hang it up.
Everyone has a crazy old lady in their family like 'Mama.' No one ever comes up to me and says 'Mama' is just like them, so no one is ever offended by her. Even young people like to laugh at her. I think she helps kids appreciate their own grandmothers more.
Everybody just told me from the day I went into high school that I looked like Carol Burnett.
I always tell people I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America.
Life is much too serious to be taken seriously.