The Lennon Sisters: Where Are They Now?
The Lennon Sisters started their fame on the Lawrence Welk Christmas Show in 1955. They sisters were dubbed â€śAmericaâ€™s Sweethearts of Songs,â€ť and performed for thirteen years on the television show. On August 12, 1969, the Lennon Sistersâ€™ father, William, who worked as a milkman in Venice California, was murdered by a man (Chet Young) who had been infatuated with Peggy Lennon for several years.
At the time of their fatherâ€™s murder, there were still seven of the eleven children still living in the Lennon home under the age of eighteen. The Lennon Sisters continued to perform despite the horrific death of their father and manager, but quit their Variety Show commitment after one season.
The Lennon Sisters went on to have families of their own, but did appear on various television shows during the 70s and 80s.
Peggy Lennon retired from show business in 1999. Today, three Lennon Sisters are sometimes accompanied by their younger sister, and continue to perform mainly in Branson, Missouri at the Welk Champagne Theatre.
The three Lennon Sisters also continue to do television interviews and have a website with a gift shop.