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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: Music ...
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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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