Jack Imel, Marimba & Tap Dancer (1957-1982)
Associate Producer of the Lawrence Welk Show
Jack Imel was an accomplished tap dancer, musician, comedian and producer, best know for his long tenure on the Lawrence Welk Show from 1957 to 1982.
Imel was born on June 9th in Portland, Indiana. Starting at age four, he began taking tap dancing lessons, that later led to other talents like comedy, playing the triangle, the ukelele and the marimba (xylophone). As a young man, Imel performed in clubs, concerts, talent shows, theaters and county fairs and later did a tour in the Navy.