Bobby Burgess TV Self-Portrayor

Bobby burgess

Robert Wilkie "Bobby" Burgess (born May 19, 1941 in Long Beach, California) is an American dancer and singer. As a child he was an original Mouseketeer and later in life a regular on the The Lawrence Welk Show. Growing up in Southern California, Burgess first started performing at age five, which included dancing, singing and playing the accordion. In 1955 he was selected as one of the original Mouseketeers by Walt Disney to appear on his new television program The Mickey Mouse Club, giving him his first taste of celebrity. When the series ended in 1959, Burgess returned to a normal teenager's life, completing high school. In 1961, while attending Long Beach State University, he and his childhood friend (and dancing partner) Barbara Boylan entered a Calcutta dance contest held by Lawrence Welk and his orchestra based on the hit song of the same name. They won the contest and first prize was an appearance on The Lawrence Welk Show, which appeared nationally on ABC. After their initial appearance, Burgess and Boylan continued to guest on the maestro's show for the next few weeks, either dancing to Calcutta or to the orchestra's next hit song Yellow Bird.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 19th, 1941
Place of birth
Long Beach, California, United States of America


1. California State University, Long Beach Colleges/University

California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University (CSU) system and the third largest university in the state of California by enrollment. The University is located at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County.

Institution info

Type Public university
2013. 50.5 mil. $
2010. 36.6 mil. $
Institution colors
1250 Bellflower Blvd, 90840 - Long Beach, California
2013. 30,474
2010. 27,534
2009. 29,348
2013. 4,965
2010. 5,882
Acceptance rate
2013. 30.85 %
2010. 34.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.24 K $
2011. 6.24 K $
2010. 4.81 K $
2009. 4.37 K $
2008. 3.39 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended California State University, Long Beach connected by profession and/or age

b. 1941., Professor
b. 1946., Religious Leader
b. 1944., Actor
b. 1946., Soft rock Artist
b. 1946., Film Director
b. 1940., Politician
b. 1946., Makeup Artist
b. 1943., Olympic athlete

Movie performances

1. Lawrence Welk: From Lawrence Welk to America with Love (1997)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet


Top cast

Starring TV roles

1. The Mickey Mouse Club

Family, Comedy, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
Disney Channel
Family Channel
October 3rd, 1955 1959 3
Eileen Diamond
Roy Williams
Bonnie Lynn Fields
Sammy Ogg
Tim Considine

2. The Lawrence Welk Show

Family, Music

Guest TV appearances


Program genre

Variety show
Children's television series

External resources

The All New Mickey Mouse Club is the reruns of the original Mickey Mouse Club that had aired on the Disney Channel since its 1989 launch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E23 November 14th, 1990

The Donna Reed Show

Program genre


External resources

The Donna Reed Show is an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen as their teenage children, Mary and Jeff. The show originally aired on ABC from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. When Fabares left the show in 1963, Petersen's little sister, Patty Petersen, joined the cast as adopted daughter Trisha.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 December 31st, 1958 Ernie

The Wonderful World of Disney (1961)

External resources

The Wonderful World of Disney (1961) is a TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E04 November 23rd, 1980


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