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Also Known As: Died: May 17, 1992
Born: March 11, 1903 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Strasburg, North Dakota, USA Profession: bandleader, accordionist, TV host

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

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

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1924:
Left home to begin career as a traveling musician (date approximate)
1951:
Booked to perform at the Aragon Ballroom in Los Angeles; performance also broadcast on local TV station KTLA
1953:
"The Lawrence Welk Show" picked up from KTLA as a summer replacement by ABC
1955:
Nationwide premiere of "The Lawrence Welk Show"
1971:
Series cancelled by ABC but immediately picked up by syndication
1982:
Last of 1,542 broadcasts of "The Lawrence Welk Show" given on Feb. 25
1989:
Made last appearance on tour with his orchestra
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Notes

"Good night/Sleep tight/And pleasant dreams to you/Here's a wish/And a hope/That all your dreams come true/And so till we meet again/Adios/Au revoir/Auf weidersehn/Good night!" --lyrics to the closing song of "The Lawrence Welk Show"

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wife:
Fern Welk. Married in 1931; survived him.

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father:
Ludwig Welk.
mother:
Christina Welk.
son:
Lawrence Welk Jr.
daughter:
Shirley Jean Welk.
daughter:
Donna Lee Welk.
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