Bobby Burgess - biography

TV Actor

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. The positive fan response led  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Robert Wilkie Burgess
Date of birth
1941-05-19

Performances

Year Performance Character
1997 Lawrence Welk: From Lawrence Welk to America with Love

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