Monday, October 02, 2006

Bob Warren.....announcer extrodinare

In the 27-year history of the Lawrence Welk Show being on first-run television (ABC and syndication), there has been two great announcers; the first was Lou Crosby from 1955 to 1960 when it was known as the Dodge Dancing Party, and from 1960 to 1982....Bob Warren.

The native of Plainfield, Nebraska did many numerous announcing jobs, such as Ralph Edwards' This Is Your Life prior to joining the Maestro. In addition to his announcing duties, he also did crowd warm-ups prior to taping.

If you watch many of the 1970s syndicated shows, whenever the camera pans on to the audience dancing to an orchestral piece, you can spot him cutting the rug with a lucky female of the opposite sex!

And of course, you always hear him every Saturday on the PBS shows announcing that, "It's the Lawrence Welk Show, celebrating more than fifty years on television".
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny line from the Bob Warren's bio (above): "you can spot him cutting the rug with a lucky female of the opposite sex!"

Anonymous said...

He was also one of the announcers of Radio City Playhouse on the NBC Radio Network in the late '40's and early '50's/