Al Plunkett

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Albert William Plunkett ( 1899 - April 19, 1957 ) was a Canadian singer .

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Plunkett joined the 58th Infantry Battalion in the Canadian Army and served overseas from 1916. After being wounded, he went to support the troops as an entertainer and was brought in by his brother Mert Plunkett to join his vaudeville troupe The Dumbells, which he founded in 1917 . Even after the war he stayed with the Dumbells, where he sang, danced and performed in humorous skits in tails and top hats. His trademarks were the titles Those Wild, Wild Women Are Making a Wild Man of Me and I Know Where the Flies Go in Wintertime .

After the success of the play Biff, Bing, Bang on Broadway , he received an offer from Al Jolson , but he declined. After the Dumbells broke up in 1932, Plunkett appeared on the radio and in nightclubs in Canada and the United States. At His Master's Voice he recorded titles like And Her Mother Came Too and Shall I Have It Bobbed or Shingled? on. During World War II, Plunkett served in the Royal Canadian Air Force , and after the war he was a road inspector in the Ontario District. Eventually, he and his wife ran a nursing home until his death in April 1957.


  1. New York Times press release
  2. ^ Brian Douglas Tennyson: The Canadian Experience of the Great War - A Guide to Memoirs , Albert William Plunkett, p. 320, Scarecrow, 2013, ISBN 0810886790

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