Lawrence Welk

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Strasburg, ND
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/11/1903, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 05/17/1992
  • Profession: Band leader; accordionist; TV host
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Lawrence Welk Fast Facts:
  • Was one of eight children.
  • Dropped out of school in the fourth grade to farm full time; left home at 21 to begin career as a musician.
  • The label "champagne music" reportedly stuck after listeners compared his music to sipping the bubbly.
  • Played at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Inaugural ball.
  • Last of 1542 broadcasts of The Lawrence Welk Show was on Feb. 25, 1982; the show has flourished in repeats well into the 21st century.
  • Beginning in October 2008, his show has been parodied in a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live, with Fred Armisen portraying Welk.
  • Lawrence Welk Relationships:
  • Lawrence Welk Jr. - Son
  • Ludwig Welk - Father
  • Shirley Jean Welk Fredricks - Daughter
  • Christina Welk - Mother
  • Donna Lee Welk Mack - Daughter
  • Fern Welk - Wife

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