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About Lawrence Welk
Lawrence Welk was an American musician, bandleader, accordionist and television impresario. His kind of music became known as “champagne music” by his fans. Prior to the formation of The Lawrence Welk Orchestra, he had led big bands such as the Honolulu Fruit Gum Orchestra and the Hotsy Totsy Boys. For over 30 years (1951 to 1982), he hosted the televised musical variety show, “The Lawrence Welk Show”.
He was one of eight children born to Christiana Schwahn and Ludwig Welk, ethnic German immigrants from Odessa, Russian Empire. He and Fern Renner, his wife of 61 years had three children.
He was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is an inductee of the International Polka Music Hall of Fame. He was a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award in 1967.
He died at 99 years old from pneumonia on 17 May 2002.
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Famous quotes by Lawrence Welk
By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.Lawrence Welk
Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.Lawrence Welk
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.Lawrence Welk
If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.Lawrence Welk
Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.Lawrence Welk
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.Lawrence Welk
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.Lawrence Welk
The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.Lawrence Welk
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.Lawrence Welk
F.A.Q. about Lawrence Welk
When is his birthday?
Lawrence Welk's birthday is on March 11, 1903.
In how many days is his birthday?
Lawrence's birthday is in 227 days
How old was Lawrence when he died?
He was 89 years old.
When did he die?
He died in May 17, 1992.
How old would he be today?
Lawrence Welk would be 118 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Lawrence from?
He was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, U.S..
Lawrence Welk's Popularity
Lawrence Welk was a famous American musician, who was born on March 11, 1903. As a person born on this date, Lawrence Welk is listed in our database as the 38th most popular celebrity for the day (March 11) and the 15th most popular for the year (1903).
People born on March 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Lawrence Welk is the 995th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Lawrence Welk's birthday, Lawrence Welk is the 8204th most famous American.
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