George "Dutch" Williams
George “Dutch” Williams burrowed his way onto the Vaudeville stage after years of working the night shift beneath the Orpheum Theater. He joined the circuit just days after resigning from the Talpidae Excavation, Co. Promoters capitalized on these working class beginnings, billing Dutch as “the ear to the ceiling with an eye for the big time.” A grassroots following grew out of these shows. Dutch’s popularity, paired with his musical acrobatics, eventually garnered critical attention. By the end of the 1920s, George “Dutch” Williams was the most highly celebrated mole to ever play Vaudeville.