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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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Known For

The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show Himself / Guitarist / Himself - Guitarist
The Dogwalker
The Dogwalker Soundtrack
All Tied Up
All Tied Up Soundtrack
A Real Job
A Real Job Soundtrack


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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")
 1958-1970 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (performer: "Sweet Leilani", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - uncredited)
- County Fair (1967) (1967) ... (performer: "These Boots Are Made for Walking")
- 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)
Himself / Guitarist / Himself - Guitarist
- Down on the Farm (1971) ... Himself - 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)

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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His original treatment of "Busy Bee", an adaptation of "Flight Of The Bumblebee" has been used in various television and motion picture soundtracks See more »



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