Ron Anderson (singer)

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Ronald David Anderson (born October 18, 1945) is an American singer who appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show for the last two years of its run[1] as a member of the singing trio of Gail, Ron & Michael.

Born in San Francisco, California. Anderson attended the since closed Bethany College in Santa Cruz, California, and then served as a choir director in Oakland before deciding to pursue a career in music. He started out in a gospel brass quartet and later as a stand-in actor for game show hosts during rehearsal. Later, he secured bit acting parts which led to other acting jobs and appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show,[2] The Young and the Restless, and The Tonight Show.[2]

He first met Welk star Gail Farrell at an actors workshop in 1977, and they were married[2] two years later. He joined Gail on the Welk show in 1980, along with Michael Redman to appear as part of the new singing trio Gail, Ron and Michael. The trio was very popular with fans of the show until it ended its run in 1982. Since then, he has continued with his performing career, either as part of the trio, a solo recording artist, or as a substitute game show host.

From a prior marriage, Anderson is the father of two sons; Grant, who is a successful television producer, and Jonathan. He has two daughters, Lauren and Erin, with his wife Gail.[2] They make their home in Northern California. They have also lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


  1. ^ Nachtigal, Jerry (18 November 1994). "Champagne still bubbles for Lawrence Welk". The Telegraph. p. A24. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Gail Farrell". The Durant Daily Democrat. 2 January 2000. p. 7D. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 

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