Lawrence Welk

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  • In 1961, Lawrence Welk received North Dakota's highest honor by being the first recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, which is bestowed upon prominent North Dakotans.

  • Lawrence Welk wrote several books during his life, such as: Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Ah One, Ah Two, and My America, Your America.

  • Lawrence Welk received an honorary doctorate of music from North Dakota State University in 1965.

  • Lawrence Welk retired from show business in 1987.

  • Lawrence spoke only German until he was 21 years old.

  • Lawrence was inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1994.

  • Lawrence has a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6613-1/2 Hollywood Blvd.

  • Lawrence was Grand Marshal in the Tournament Of Roses parade on January 1, 1972.

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