|Occupation||Tap dancer, entertainer|
Arthur Duncan (born September 25, 1933 in Pasadena, California) is a tap dancer, known for his stint as a performer on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1964 to 1982, which made him the first African-American regular on a variety television program.
He later entered Pasadena City College to study pharmacy, but left to pursue a career in show business, touring with the Jimmy Rodgers Show, and hosting his own television variety show in Australia. After several years of appearances in Europe, Duncan was discovered by Lawrence Welk's personal manager Sam Lutz, and after appearing as a guest on the show, Lawrence Welk offered Duncan a permanent spot as a member of his "musical family."
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