Bobby Burgess

Born May 19, 1941

Robert Wilkie "Bobby" Burgess 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.

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1941 Birth Born on May 19, 1941.


1955 14 Years Old 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. … Read More


1961 20 Years Old 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. … Read More


1971 30 Years Old He married Kristin Floren, the daughter of Welk accordionist Myron Floren on Valentine's Day 1971. … Read More


2010 69 Years Old Burgess shared with Mary Lou Metzger as host of the wraparound segments on The Lawrence Welk Show's PBS reruns in 2010. … Read More
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