Lawrence Welk Producer Jack Imel has died at 84

Lawrence Welk Producer Jack Imel has died at 84JACK IMEL, 84 on April 30 in Springville, California. Tap-dancing marimba player, singer, and television producer with the Lawrence Welk Show for 25 years (1957-82).

A native of Portland, Indiana and a tap dancer since the age of four, he was given unique instruments to play on the Welk show, such as bells, the triangle, ukulele, and the maracas, and did specialty song-and-dance numbers. He wrote a book about his years with Welk in 2013.

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