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Overview (3)

Born in Upland, California, USA
Birth NameRobert Howard Ralston
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Ralston was born on July 2, 1938 in Upland, California, USA as Robert Howard Ralston. He has been married to Josephina "Fietje" Tangel since March 3, 1963. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Josephina "Fietje" Tangel (3 March 1963 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (7)

His mother, Marjorie Norton, was the original voice of Minnie Mouse.
Hosted the radio program "Gee Dad!, It's a Wurlitzer!" on KPCC, 89.3 FM, from 1996 to 2000.
Member of MENSA (the high I.Q society).
Was made a lifetime member of the Fifteenth Air Force Association (December 30, 1990) for his work as its show producer.
Served for 15 years (2003) as the Music Director of the Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service.
Had played piano and organ with the bands of Freddy Martin and Ray Conniff before joining the Welk Show in 1963 at the death of former organist Jerry Burke.
His aunt Esther Ralston was a silent film actress who has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His father, Bradford Ralston, was one of Esther's four brothers. As children, the five siblings performed together as the Ralston Family Players.

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