Lawrence Welk

Bandleader, TV host, Accordionist
Genial American bandleader whose brand of "Champagne Music" lilted weekly across American TV airwaves for nearly three decades.
Born: 03/11/1903 in Strasburg, North Dakota, USA

Filmography

Music (10)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

("I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") (Song Performer)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

("I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") (Song)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

("Emperor Waltz") (Song Performer)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("Champagne Time") (Song Performer)

Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

("Helena Polka") (Song Performer)

Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (Song Performer)

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

("Around the World in 80 Days" "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" "I'll Never Smile Again" "Kit Kat Polka") (Song Performer)

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

("Kit Kat Polka") (Song)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Clarinet Polka") (Song Performer)

Lost in America 1985 (Movie)

("Bubbles in the Wine") (Song)
Actor (6)

Memories With Lawrence Welk 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lawrence Welk Show 1971 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Hi, I'm Glen Campbell 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With Jimmy Durante 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

On Tour With Lawrence Welk (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Genial American bandleader whose brand of "Champagne Music" lilted weekly across American TV airwaves for nearly three decades.

Relationships

Ludwig Welk

Father

Christina Welk

Mother

Donna Lee Welk

Daughter

Shirley Jean Welk

Daughter

Lawrence Welk Jr

Son

Fern Welk

Wife
married in 1931 survived him

Milestones

1989

Made last appearance on tour with his orchestra

1982

Last of 1,542 broadcasts of "The Lawrence Welk Show" given on Feb. 25

1970

Series cancelled by ABC but immediately picked up by syndication

1955

Nationwide premiere of "The Lawrence Welk Show"

1953

"The Lawrence Welk Show" picked up from KTLA as a summer replacement by ABC

1951

Booked to perform at the Aragon Ballroom in Los Angeles; performance also broadcast on local TV station KTLA

1924

Left home to begin career as a traveling musician (date approximate)

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