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The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series 1955–1982) Poster

(1955–1982)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

James Hobson ... (46 episodes, 1957-1982)
Duke Goldstone ... (1 episode, 1955)

Series Writing Credits  

Bernice McGeehan ... (-1982) (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

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 Himself - Host / ... (102 episodes, 1955-1982)
Dick Dale ...
 Himself (83 episodes, 1955-1982)
Myron Floren ...
 Himself / ... (37 episodes, 1955-1982)
Norma Zimmer ...
 Herself / ... (37 episodes, 1960-1982)
Orie J. Amodeo ...
 Clarinetist (37 episodes, 1955-1970)
Jimmy Roberts ...
 Himself / ... (36 episodes, 1955-1982)
Arthur Duncan ...
 Himself / ... (34 episodes, 1964-1982)
Bob Ralston ...
 Himself / ... (34 episodes, 1964-1982)
Joe Feeney ...
 Himself / ... (32 episodes, 1961-1982)
Bobby Burgess ...
 Himself / ... (31 episodes, 1961-1982)
Bob Lido ...
 Himself (28 episodes, 1955-1982)
Neil Levang ...
 Guitarist / ... (26 episodes, 1963-1982)
Larry Hooper ...
 Himself / ... (25 episodes, 1955-1979)
Jack Imel ...
 Himself / ... (24 episodes, 1958-1982)
Mary Lou Metzger ...
 Regular performer / ... (22 episodes, 1971-1982)
Ken Delo ...
 Himself / ... (20 episodes, 1969-1982)
Bob Havens ...
 Trombonist / ... (20 episodes, 1967-1982)
Anacani Echeverria ...
 Herself / ... (19 episodes, 1971-1982)
Cissy King ...
 Herself / ... (19 episodes, 1967-1978)
Sandi Griffiths ...
 Herself / ... (19 episodes, 1968-1980)
The Lennon Sisters ...
 Themselves / ... (19 episodes, 1957-1968)
Gail Farrell ...
 Herself / ... (18 episodes, 1970-1982)
Jo Ann Castle ...
 Herself / ... (18 episodes, 1958-1971)
Richard Maloof ...
 Bassist / ... (18 episodes, 1968-1982)
George Cates ...
 Occasional conductor / ... (17 episodes, 1955-1982)
Guy Hovis ...
 Himself (17 episodes, 1970-1982)
Ralna English ...
 Herself (16 episodes, 1969-1982)
Tanya Welk ...
 Herself / ... (15 episodes, 1968-1977)
Russ Klein ...
 Saxophonist / ... (15 episodes, 1968-1982)
Charlie Parlato ...
 Featured Performer / ... (15 episodes, 1965-1982)
Ava Barber ...
 Regular Performer / ... (14 episodes, 1975-1982)
Bob Smale ...
 Vox / ... (14 episodes, 1971-1982)
Buddy Merrill ...
 Guitarist / ... (14 episodes, 1955-1971)
Tom Netherton ...
 Regular Performer / ... (13 episodes, 1973-1981)
Barney Liddell ...
 Trombonist / ... (13 episodes, 1955-1982)
Rocky Rockwell ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 1955-1962)
Charlotte Harris ...
 Cellist / ... (13 episodes, 1964-1977)
Henry Cuesta ...
 Clarinist / ... (12 episodes, 1973-1982)
Bob Davis ...
 Saxophonist / ... (12 episodes, 1968-1982)
Don Staples ...
 Trombonist (12 episodes, 1968-1982)
Johnny Zell ...
 Trumpist / ... (11 episodes, 1968-1982)
Sally Flynn ...
 Herself / ... (11 episodes, 1968-1980)
Kenny Trimble ...
 Trombonist (11 episodes, 1968-1982)
Sherry Aldridge ...
 Herself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
Sheila Aldridge ...
 Herself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
Roger Otwell ...
 Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
David Otwell ...
 Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
Bob Warren ...
 Announcer / ... (10 episodes, 1955-1982)
Joe Livoti ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 1962-1977)
Clay Hart ...
 Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1969-1980)
Dave Edwards ...
 Saxophonist / ... (9 episodes, 1971-1979)
Barbara Boylan ...
 Herself (9 episodes, 1961-1979)
Lynn Anderson ...
 Herself / ... (8 episodes, 1967-1970)
Jim Turner ...
 Guitarist / ... (8 episodes, 1979-1982)
Frank Scott ...
 Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1955-1969)
Kathie Sullivan ...
 Regular Performer / ... (8 episodes, 1977-1982)
Alice Lon ...
 Herself / ... (8 episodes, 1955-1958)
Steve Smith ...
 Himself (8 episodes, 1965-1969)
Johnny Klein ...
 Drummer (8 episodes, 1955-1975)
Elaine Balden ...
 Dancer / ... (7 episodes, 1979-1982)
Paul Humphrey ...
 Drummer / ... (7 episodes, 1977-1982)
Natalie Nevins ...
 Herself (7 episodes, 1965-1969)
Andra Willis ...
 Herself (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Norman Bailey ...
 Trumpist / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1971)
Aladdin ...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1965)
Kathy Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1968)
Jo Ann Greer ...
 Herself / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1967)
Mickey McMahan ...
 Trumpist (5 episodes, 1968-1979)
Curt Ramsey ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1967-1980)
Dianne Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1968)
Peggy Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1968)
Janet Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1968)
Alvin Ashby ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
Pete Fountain ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Larry Dean ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Maurice Pearson ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Sylvia Livoti ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Laroon Holt ...
 Trumpist (3 episodes, 1975-1979)
Joey Schmidt ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Buddy Hayes ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1958)
Big Tiny Little ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1958)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1961-1966)
Mahlon Clark ...
 Clarinetist (2 episodes, 1968)
Jerry Burke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1964)
Jimmy Wakely ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1964)
Charlie Parlota ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1967)
Audrey Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Donna Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Joanne Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michelle Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Valerie Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael Redman ...
 Regular Performer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mogens Ellegaard ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1959)
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 Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1971)
...
 Herself (1 episode, 1980)
Elaine Niverson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1982)
Michael Redman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Skeets Herfurt ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Meredith Willson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Rosemary Wilson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1982)
Ernie Erhardt ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Kathy Sullivan ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
Kimberly Delo ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1973)
Orie Rusty Amodeo ...
 Guitarist (1 episode, 1955)
Merrill Behunin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Lou Crosby ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Joe Haymes ...
 Played Music (1 episode, 1955)
Ruth Hilario ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1955)
Elmer Klinger ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Donna Bailey ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1956)
Lou Quadling ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1956)
Janice Brady ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1957)
Danny Carroll ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Fran Irwin ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1957)
Dick Kesner ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Lloyd Lindroth ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Harold Loeffelmacher ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1957)
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 Himself - Trumpeter (1 episode, 1958)
Chuck Nelson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Chris Piazza ...
 Himself - Organist (1 episode, 1958)
Paul Thompson ...
 Himself - Folk-singer (1 episode, 1958)
Bo Wagner ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1958)
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 Champaigne Lady (1 episode, 1959)
John Gary ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1959)
Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1959)
Cubby O'Brien ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1959)
Margie Rayburn ...
 Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1959)
Janice Bailey ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
Scott Page
(1 episode, 1960)
Delores Rodell ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
Jean Sampson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
Elan Stuart ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
Fredricka Weber ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
Pinky Savitt ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1962)
Art Depew ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1963)
The Kern Sisters ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1963)
Ford Frick ...
 Himself - Audience Member (1 episode, 1964)
The Mills Brothers ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1964)
Stephen Warner ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1964)
The Blenders ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1965)
...
 Himself (1 episode, 1965)
...
 Guest / ... (1 episode, 1965)
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 Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1966)
Connie Smith
(1 episode, 1966)
Lil' Wally ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Sunni Walton ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1966)
Anita Bryant ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1967)
Dick Cathcart ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1967)
Liz Anderson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1968)
David Joy ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Diane Semonski
(1 episode, 1975)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1977)
Roger Williams ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1977)
George Case ...
 Asst. Conductor (1 episode, 1979)
Sheryl Staples ...
 Guest Performer (1 episode, 1979)
The Aldridge Sisters ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1980)
Greg Dixon ...
 The Blenders (1965-1967) (unknown episodes)
Bob Duncan ...
 The Blenders (1965-1967) (unknown episodes)
John Johnson ...
 The Blenders (1965-1967) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1974)
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 Bridegroom (uncredited) (1 episode, 1977)
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Series Produced by 

James Hobson ... producer (30 episodes, 1962-1982)
Sam Lutz ... executive producer (26 episodes, 1957-1982)
Ed Sobol ... producer (10 episodes, 1957-1962)
Jack Imel ... associate producer (3 episodes, 1971-1978)
Don Fedderson ... executive producer (1 episode, 1955)
Duke Goldstone ... producer (1 episode, 1955)
Fred Henry ... associate producer (1 episode, 1955)

Series Cinematography by 

Mack Stengler ... (1 episode, 1955)

Series Film Editing by 

Raili Syreeni Cook ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Tholen Gladden ... (1 episode, 1955)
Dick Wilson ... (1 episode, 1966)
Nick Pantelakis ... (1 episode, 1971)

Series Art Direction by 

Charles Koon ... (40 episodes, 1957-1982)
Jack Stewart ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Sherman Loudermilk ... (1 episode, 1959)

Series Set Decoration by 

John Hueners ... (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Costume Design by 

Rose Weiss ... (6 episodes, 1966-1978)

Series Makeup Department 

Rudy Horvatich ... makeup artist / hair stylist / make-up (12 episodes, 1962-1982)
Roselle Friedland ... hair stylist / hairdresser / makeup artist (12 episodes, 1966-1982)
Duane Fulcher ... makeup / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1971-1978)
Jeffrey Hamilton ... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
Joe Blasco ... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Armand Delmar ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1955)

Series Production Management 

John B. Lee ... unit manager (9 episodes, 1964-1967)
Jack Thompson ... unit manager (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Tom Langan ... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Jim Johnson ... unit manager (1 episode, 1971)
Carl Ginex ... unit manager (1 episode, 1972)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Ron Bacon ... associate director (15 episodes, 1965-1978)
Maury Orr ... associate director (14 episodes, 1959-1966)
Herb Rissman ... associate director (3 episodes, 1959-1965)
Doug Smart ... associate director (2 episodes, 1978)
Jesse Corallo ... assistant director (1 episode, 1955)
Marjorie Rotunda ... associate director (1 episode, 1960)

Series Art Department 

Ed Habit ... scenic artist (60 episodes, 1955-1977)

Series Sound Department 

Bill Smay ... audio (14 episodes, 1962-1969)
Bob Buck ... audio (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Neal ... audio (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Doug Botnick ... audio (2 episodes, 1978)
William A. Wilmarth ... sound (1 episode, 1955)
Jimmy Banks ... audio (1 episode, 1960)
Roy Rising ... audio (1 episode, 1971)
Ray Strock ... audio (1 episode, 1978)
Shawn Murphy ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Dick Wilson ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Truck Krone ... lighting (26 episodes, 1960-1967)
Robin Clark ... camera operator (12 episodes, 1955-1961)
Wally Stanard ... video (11 episodes, 1960-1965)
Jim Angel ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jim Balden ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Herm Falk ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jack Denton ... lighting director (2 episodes, 1971-1978)
J. Bruce Nielsen ... lighting director (2 episodes, 1978)
Edward Blondell ... chief electrician (1 episode, 1955)
Don Seeks ... video (1 episode, 1962)
Herbert Weiss ... senior video controller (1 episode, 1966)
Arthur Phelps ... lighting (1 episode, 1969)
Jim Smith ... video (1 episode, 1971)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Rose Weiss ... costumer / wardrobe (8 episodes, 1962-1982)

Series Editorial Department 

Emil Zvarich ... video tape editor (2 episodes, 1965-1966)

Series Music Department 

George Cates ... musical director / music supervisor (11 episodes, 1966-1982)
Warren Luening ... musician: trumpet soloist (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
Myron Floren ... assistant conductor (3 episodes, 1971-1978)
Bob Ballard ... musical advisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Bob Calame ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Frank Loesser ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Lawrence Welk ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)

Series Other crew 

Irwin Stanton ... technical director (22 episodes, 1964-1969)
John D. Silva ... technicolor director (14 episodes, 1955-1963)
Ted Hurley ... technical director (11 episodes, 1957-1965)
Wally Stanard ... technical director (4 episodes, 1971-1978)
Gene Lukowski ... technical director (3 episodes, 1962)
Selig Frank ... stage manager (3 episodes, 1966-1971)
Curt Ramsey ... production staff (2 episodes, 1978)
Jim Rice ... stage manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Joe Rizzo ... production staff (2 episodes, 1978)
Bob Schulz ... technical director (2 episodes, 1978)
George Thow ... production staff (2 episodes, 1978)
Martin Eisenberg ... production comptroller (1 episode, 1955)
Jack Imel ... assistant to the producer (1 episode, 1966)
Leonard S. Smith Jr. ... stage manager (1 episode, 1966)
Jerry Blumenthal ... stage manager (1 episode, 1969)
James Woodworth ... stage manager (1 episode, 1971)
Bob Graner ... stage manager (1 episode, 1978)
Harry Rogue ... stage manager (1 episode, 1978)

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