Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson, R.I.P.

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Bill Mullins
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Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson, R.I.P.

Postby Bill Mullins » September 26th, 2019, 12:19 am

Steve Hook
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Re: Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson, R.I.P.

Postby Steve Hook » September 26th, 2019, 4:17 am

Thanks so much for posting the link to that article, Bill.

I hope everyone who's interested watches that 2004 interview with Mr. Nelson that's at the bottom of the article. What a classy gentleman.

- Steve H

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Re: Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson, R.I.P.

Postby Tom Sawyer » September 26th, 2019, 5:18 am

Yes, Bill, thanks for posting.

I just spent a little while looking at some of the Jimmy Nelson material on eBay, some quite interesting, including photos of Danny O’Day dressed in a Texaco uniform. A riot and very heartwarming.

I well remember the “clack” of Farfel’s mouth in the Nestle’s commercials.

Another ventriloquist from that era, who according to Wikipedia is still living at age 96, is Jimmy Weldon. How I loved Webster Webfoot!

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