Red Newman

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Albert Edward "Red" Newman (* 1887 in Dover ; † 1952 ) was a Canadian comedian and singer .

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Newman immigrated to Canada in his youth and lived in Swift Current , Saskatchewan . He took part in the First World War as a soldier in the Canadian Army in France . In 1918 he became a member of Mert Plunkett's vaudeville troupe The Dumbells . He toured the United States and Canada with the group from 1919 and worked on several recordings for His Master's Voice , including I'm a Daddy and Oh! Start the War Again with.

In 1922 he separated from the Dumbells and appeared with the Originals (a competing group of former Dumbells members) in the revues Full O'Pep (1923) and Rapid Fire (1924). He later returned to the Dumbells. After its dissolution in 1932, he ran a hotel in Wasage Beach . His trademark was a sketch in which he sang the song Oh, It's a Lovely War .

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