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Lawrence Welk

Lawrence WelkBorn: 11-Mar-1903
Birthplace: Strasburg, ND
Died: 17-May-1992
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Big band leader, TV champagne music host

Father: Ludwig Welk
Mother: Christina Welk
Wife: Fern Renner (m. 16-Apr-1931, until his death, three children)
Son: Lawrence Welk, Jr. (owner of a resort in Branson, MO)

    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 1972
    Ordained by the Universal Life Church Minister
    German Ancestry

    TELEVISION
    The Lawrence Welk Show Host (1955-82)

Author of books:
Wunnerful! Wunnerful! (1969, memoir, with Bernice McGeehan)
My America, Your America (1971, with Bernice McGeehan)
Lawrence Welk's Musical Family Album (1977, with Bernice McGeehan)


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