Lawrence Welk was a firm taskmaster and consummate businessman whose "Champagne music" was welcomed into the living rooms of Middle America on Saturday nights for an unprecedented 27 years — the longest-running prime-time musical program in television history.
Welk, whose bubbling music makers were a television staple for 40 years, made his debut in an era when Arthur Godfrey; Groucho Marx; George Burns and Gracie Allen; Kukla, Fran and Ollie; and Jackie Gleason's "Honeymooners" were at the top of the Nielsen ratings. And he outlasted them all. Welk to this day can be heard cuing his band with his "uh-one and uh-two"... Read more
The Times’ virtual tour puts readers on the streets of Hollywood to visit the nearly 2,400 stars on the Walk of Fame.
Select a category to learn more about the bombshells, cowboys, crooners and other entertainers who are honored on the walk. An interactive map then takes readers to the exact location of each star along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
Read more about the stars in a database that uses more than a century of the archives of the Los Angeles Times to go deeper into the lives of hundreds of fan favorites, as well as those whose names are no longer well-known.