Walter Ostanek

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Birthday
20, 1935
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1935 (age 84)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Accordionist who earned the nickname Canada's Polka King. He won Grammy Awards for Best Polka Album in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Before Fame

He started playing accordion at age five.

Trivia

He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2001.

Family Life

He was born in Duparquet, Quebec but his family moved to St. Catherine's in Ontario.

Associated With

Ostanek and Weird Al Yankovic are both known for their exceptional accordion playing.