Aladdin Pallante, Singer/Violinist (1955-1967)
Aladdin Pallante was a violinist, singer and comedian on the Lawrence Welk Whow from 1955 to 1967. Aladdin was born on September 20, 1912 in New York City. At the age of three, Aladdin began dancing. A fall, however, left him temporarily paralyzed from the waist down and forced him to give up dancing. When he was 17, he began to play the violin with his sister learning the piano. He came to California in 1945 and joined the Edgar Bergen Show. He also had his own orchestra in the early 1950's, performing for such notables as Rudy Vallee, Leo Reisman and Ray Noble.
Aladdin joined the Lawrence Welk orchestra in 1955, where he remained until suffering a heart attack in 1967. While on the show, he often appeared in comedy skits alonside fellow musician Bob Lido or with band playing the violin alonside fellow stand-out Dick Kesner.
Among his other credits, he appeared in over 100 films including "Girl on the Red Velvet Swing", "Rich Young and Pretty" (1951), "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" and Easy To Love" (1953). Aladdin passed away on June 9, 1970.