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Larry Hooper
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1917
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1983
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Larry Hooper (July 22, 1917 June 10, 1983) was an American musician and vocalist. He was best known to television audiences as part of The Lawrence Welk Show as a featured singer and pianist in Welk's orchestra.

Born in Independence, Missouri, he joined the Welk band in 1948 when they were doing evening performances at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

His popularity was largely due to his deep bass voice, renditions of "This Old House" and "Asleep In The Deep," and his sense of humor. He also achieved success with songs like "Oh Happy Day," "Ding Dong Daddy" and "Minnie the Mermaid."

Plagued with health problems for years, he left the show on sick leave in 1969 due to a heart condition, which took him four years to recuperate from. He returned for the first show of the 1973-74 season, which drew a huge emotional ovation from the audience and cast. He left the show for the final time in 1980 when his health began to fail once again, and died three years later in 1983.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Manus E Hooper (1866 - 1945)
  Lillie May Hooper (1876 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Beverly Jane Gehlsen Hooper (1927 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
Plot: Not Known At This Time.
 
Created by: Patrick Michel
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17055001
Larry Hooper
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Larry Hooper
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You will always be my favorite. RIP, Larry.
- Miss Melanie
 Added: Jan. 4, 2016

- Donna B.
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
dear larry: how fortunate you were to be part of such a classy organization. folks will be watching you and your fellow performers for generations to come. nice work. regards, larry
- larry lindbloom
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013
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