What language did Lawrence Welk grow up speaking?

6:30 AM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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b. German

Welk was born in North Dakota on Mar. 11, 2013.

His parents immigrated to the U.S. from a German-speaking enclave in Russia, and they continued to speak their native language at home.

Welk's accent became a trademark on his variety show.  It ran for 27 years.

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