Over 100 Lawrence Welk Biographies of the Longest Running TV Show In History!
The Lawrence Welk Show was among the most successful musical variety shows in American history and can be watched on PBS
A wealth of talent entertained millions of people on TV with what became known as Champagne music over its 30 year and 1,065 episode history. As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, all biographies have been independently researched and compiled to create the most extensive Lawrence Welk biographical data online.
This Weekend on PBS
"Academy Awards" (1971)
Special Guest Jack Benny
This week's Lawrence Welk Show episode from 1971 is hosted by Tanya Welk. This special episode also features guest star Jack Benny doing a comedy version of "Love in Bloom" and playing the violin. Also featured is the song "High Hopes" sung by Sandi Griffiths, Salli Hart, Ken Delo, Cissy King, Jimmy Roberts, Norma Zimmer, Joe Feeney, Gail Farrell, Dick Dale, Bobby Burgess, Mary Lou Metzger and Arthur Duncan, the song "High Noon" with Guy Hovis, "Buttons and Bows" with Guy Hovis & Ralna English, "Never on Sunday" with Myron Floren on accordion, "Three Coins in the Fountain" with Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts, theme from "Love Story", danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King and accompanied by Bob Ralston at the piano, "Raindrops Keep Falliní on My Head" sung by Sandi Griffiths & Salli Flynn Hart, "The Sweetheart Tree" sung by Ken Delo, "Georgy Girl" played by the Hotsy Totsy Boy orchestra, "For All We Know" sung by Tanya Falan Welk, "The Continental" danced by Arthur Duncan and a medley of songs from Disney movies including "When You Wish Upon a Star", "Zip-a- Dee-Doo-Dah" and "Born Free."