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Buddy Merrill

Buddy Merrill was born on July 16, 1936 in Torrey, Utah, USA as Leslie Merrill Behunin Jr. He was previously married to Connie Albright, Ruth Graham and Faye Philpott. See full bio »
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 2001 A Real Job (performer: "Busy Bee")
 1999 The Dogwalker (performer: "Allegra's Eyes") / (writer: "Allegra's Eyes" - as Leslie Behunin Jr.)
 1993 All Tied Up (Video) (performer: "ALOHA OE")
 1963-1970 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (performer: "Sweet Leilani", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - uncredited)
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (performer: "Keep a Song in Your Heart" - uncredited)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (performer: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
- Episode #8.46 (1963) ... (performer: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
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 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 1955-1971 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series)
Guitarist / Himself
- Down on the Farm (1971) ... Guitarist
- Fashions & Hits Through the Years (1971) ... Guitarist
- Musical Tour of the U.S.A. (1971) ... Guitarist
- Academy Awards (1970) ... Himself
- Easter (1968) ... Guitarist
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 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary)

Personal Details


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Started playing steel guitar with his father's western band, The Fremont River Rangers in 1947. Also in 1947, he and his father (Les Merrill) made history in Salt Lake City by being the first country artists to appear (live) on television station KDYL. Buddy was 11 years old at that time. See more »



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