Myron Floren was an expert accordianist on the Lawrence Welk show and could play a mean Roll Out the Barel Polka. I tried to imitate him on my accordian. Dad and I took a trip to Frankenmuth to meet him and had our picture taken with him.
LOS ANGELES TIMES May 12, 2011 Norma Zimmer, 87, the “Champagne Lady” of television’s “The Lawrence Welk Show” and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Small screen legend Bob Newhart won his first-ever acting Emmy on Sunday at the age of 84 for his guest appearance on "The Big Bang Theory." The comedian – who was inducted into the TV Academy's Hall of Fame 20 years ago – has racked up an impressive seven nominations over the course of his illustrious, 50-year career. Shockingly, Bob was never recognized with a nod for his work on "The Bob Newhart Show," which many pop culture historians regard as one of the best sitcoms of all time.
Dale Carnegie was an American writer, lecturer and developer of famous courses in public speaking and self-improvement. He wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's behavior toward them. Carnegie once said: “Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” Thank you Dale, your teachings on public speaking changed my life.