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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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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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"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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"Wunnerful, Wunnerful"

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