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Myron Floren (1919–2005)

Composer, accordionist, educator and singer, educated at Augustana College. He entertained at World War II USO camp shows and earned a War Department citation for front-line entertaining. After the War, he began a radio career in Saint Louis, Missouri until 1950, and, from 1949-1950, he headed the accordion department at the College of Music there... See full bio »

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 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Ride (2006) ... (performer: "Johnny Oslo Schottische")
 1999 Mystery Men (performer: "Schneider Polka")
 1996 With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer: "Lady of Spain")
 1993 This Boy's Life (writer: "Laughing Polka")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (performer: "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight", "Kit Kat Polka")
 1985 Heaven Help Us (performer: "Clarinet Polka")
  The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (performer - 12 episodes, 1964 - 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1969)
- Music of Harry Warren (1979) ... (performer: "The Kiss Polka")
- America on the Move (1975) ... (performer: "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" - uncredited)
- Tribute to Harry Warren (1972) ... (performer: "The Kiss Polka")
- Songs of the 40's (1972) ... (performer: "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?" - uncredited)
- Everything's Coming Up Roses (1971) ... (performer: "The Yellow Rose of Texas" - uncredited)
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 1971-1978 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (assistant conductor - 3 episodes)
- Salute to Jerome Kern (1978) ... (assistant conductor)
- America's Pastimes (1978) ... (assistant conductor)
- Fashions & Hits Through the Years (1971) ... (assistant conductor)
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 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 1955-1982 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series)
Himself / Accordionist / Assistant conductor / ...
- Big City, USA (1982) ... Accordionist / Assistant conductor
- Carnival (1981) ... Accordionist / Assistant conductor
- Highways and Byways (1981) ... Accordionist / Assistant conductor
- 25th Anniversary Show (1980) ... Accordionist / Assistant conductor
- Songs of Jimmy McHugh (1980) ... Himself
 1951 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series)
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 2010 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series)
- California Show (2010) ... Himself
 2010 Frank Yankovic: America's Polka King (Video documentary)
 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary)

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With his daughter Randee, wrote his autobiography entitled "Accordion Man." Published by The Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vermont. ISBN 0-8289-0400-6.

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