Al Pearce

Al Pearce


Al Pearce
Radio: South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Radio Personality | Television Personality
Born Albert W. Pierce on July 25, 1898 in San Francisco, CA
Died June 2, 1961 of complications after abdominal surgery in Newport Beach, CA

Al Pearce became one of the most successful entertainers on radio with his famous knock on the housewife's front door and his remark, "Nobody at home, I hope, I hope, I hope."

He began his career with the Don Lee Radio Network in 1926. His program originated with KFRC in San Francisco and later was carried by networks to Fresno and Los Angeles. The daytime show, "The Happy Go Lucky Hour" — also known as "Al Pearce and His Gang" — had one of the first studio audiences.

In 1946, with the advent of television, Pearce took his show to Channel 2.

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