American tenor singer who was known as a regular performer on the television show The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1982.
He served in the United States Army after World War II and started singing in a military play.
He worked with a talent outfit called Young American Stars of Tomorrow from 1983 to 1987.
He was married twice and had two sons, Gary and Steven, in his first marriage.
He was a regular performer on The Lawrence Welk Show.