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Robert Howard Ralston Net Worth

Robert Howard Ralston Net Worth is
$12 Million

Robert Howard Ralston Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Robert Ralston (born July 2, 1938 in Montebello, California) is an American pianist and organist who performed on television's The Lawrence Welk Show from 1963 to 1982.A native of California, Bob Ralston attended Wheaton College on a full music scholarship but later returned home to attend the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a degree in music composition and accompaniment. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from USC in 1964. During his years in college, he played six nights a week with the Freddy Martin orchestra (1959-1962) at Los Angeles's Coconut Grove nightclub, where in 1962, Welk invited him on his show as a guest musician. That lasted until the summer of 1963 when he was hired on a permanent basis. The Welk TV shows feature Bob Ralston's piano and organ solos, but they frequently include his performances as a singer, dancer, and comedian. He arranged music and continued to perform for the Music Makers live and on television until 1982 when Welk retired from active performing.Throughout his career, Ralston has recorded several hundred albums; many of them as a solo artist or with bandleaders such as Welk, Ray Conniff and Billy Vaughn. He has also been active in the preservation of theater pipe organs across America and has been a guest conductor for several symphony orchestras.Ralston and his Dutch-born wife Fiejte have been married since March 3, 1963, they make their home in Southern California and are the parents of two adult children, Dianne and Randy. He still holds regular concerts in his home with various guest vocalists.
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Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1938
Place Of BirthUpland, California, USA
Height5' 11½" (1.82 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack
Star SignCancer
#Fact
1His aunt Esther Ralston was a silent film actress who has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His father, Bradford Ralston, was one of Esther's four brothers. As children, the five siblings performed together as the Ralston Family Players.
2Had played piano and organ with the bands of Freddy Martin and Ray Conniff before joining the Welk Show in 1963 at the death of former organist Jerry Burke.
3Served for 15 years (2003) as the Music Director of the Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service.
4Was made a lifetime member of the Fifteenth Air Force Association (December 30, 1990) for his work as its show producer.
5Member of MENSA (the high I.Q society).
6Hosted the radio program "Gee Dad!, It's a Wurlitzer!" on KPCC, 89.3 FM, from 1996 to 2000.
7His mother, Marjorie Norton, was the original voice of Minnie Mouse.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lawrence Welk Show1965-1972TV Series performer - 9 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures2007TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence Welk: Milestones & Memories - A Musical Family Reunion2001TV MovieHimself / Organist
The Lawrence Welk Show1964-1982TV SeriesHimself / Performer - Organist / Himself - Organist / ...

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures2007TV Movie documentaryHimself

Known for movies


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