- Category : Entertain-Music-Conductor
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (12,36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 1
American bandleader and accordion player who had his own TV show from 1955-1982 on ABC and, in 1953, was nominated for a TV Emmy as the most outstanding male performer. His music became known as "champagne" because of his annual New Year's ball. He retained a loyal popularity with middle-Americana, especially seniors.
After Welk's death on 5/17/1992, Santa Monica, CA, his orchestra continued under the direction of accordionist Myron Floren.