Albert Pearce (July 25, 1898 - June 2, 1961, Newport Beach, California) was a comedian, singer and banjoist who was a popular personality on several radio networks from 1928 to 1947.
When Pearce's The Happy Go Lucky Hour (sometimes titled Al Pearce and His Gang) began on KFRC in 1928, his gang consisted of brother Cal, Abe Bloom, Charles Carter, Jean Clarimoux, Edna Fisher, Tommy Harris, Norman Nielsen, Monroe Upton (as Lord Bilgewater), Hazel Warner and Cecil Wright. The musical-variety show scored such a success in San Francisco from 1928 until 1932 that it moved to the Blue Network on January 13, 1934, airing Saturdays at 6pm until September when the 30-minute series split into two 15-minute shows heard Mondays and Fridays at 5pm. It continued in those timeslots until March 29, 1935.
Pearce was also a frequent guest on the popular Armed Air Force Radio Service during World War II on shows such as Mail Call and Command Performance, and he also appeared in low-budget movies, including Hitchhike to Happiness (1945) and The Main Street Kid (1948). For his work in radio, Pearce received a "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the late 1950s.
Haven of Repose at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.