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Lawrence Welk (1903–1992)


The accordion maestro provided nearly two decades of squeaky-clean music and family entertainment on TV every Saturday night between 1955 and 1971 on prime-time, and for another 11 years in syndication. His trademarks included his "A uh-one, a uh-two" intro and a perpetual bubble machine. See full bio »

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 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (performer: "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") / (writer: "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles")
 2012 Freaky Deaky (performer: "Music To Watch Girls By" written by nm0708240)
 2008 Yes Man (performer: "Emperor Waltz")
 2000 Chocolat (performer: "Start The Day Right")
 2000 Family Guy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Love Thy Trophy (2000) ... (music: "Bubbles in the Wine (The Lawrence Welk Theme)" - uncredited)
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Last Temptation of Krust (1998) ... (music: "Bubbles in the Wine (The Lawrence Welk Theme)" - uncredited)
 1996 Swingers (performer: "Champagne Time")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (performer: "Around The World", "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight", "I'll Never Smile Again", "Kit Kat Polka") / (writer: "Kit Kat Polka")
 1985 Lost in America (performer: "Bubbles in the Wine") / (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine")
 1985 Heaven Help Us (performer: "Clarinet Polka")
  The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Music of Harry Warren (1979) ... (performer: "Shadow Waltz", "The Kiss Polka")
- Tribute to Harry Warren (1972) ... (performer: "Shadow Waltz")
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (writer: "Lovable Doll" - uncredited)
 1970 Green Acres (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bundle of Joy (1970) ... (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine" - uncredited)
 1939 Paramount Headliner: Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk (Short) (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine")
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Personal Quote:

We cater to the people who want a melody as it was originally written. Our audiences want songs that tell a story. We don't want any song with questionable moral standards.

Trivia:

A common misconception is that Welk did not learn English until he was 21. In fact, he began learning English as soon as he started school. The part of North Dakota where he lived had been settled largely by Germans from Russia; even his teachers spoke English as a second language. See more »

Trademark:

"An-a one, an-a two." See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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