What Ventriloquist was raised in Sweden in his younger years?

Although this Ventriloquist was born in Chicago, Illinois (1903), at the age of 4 his parents who were originally immigrants from Sweden moved with their five children back to Sweden.  Edgar learned the Swedish language and then taught himself the art of ventriloquism from a small booklet entitled “The Wizards Manual” when he was just 11 years old. …

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Can you name a famous female Ventriloquist?

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Dr. Dimwitty (M-133)

There was a young Jewish girl named Phyllis Naomi Hurwitz.  Born to parents Abraham Hurwitz and mother Ann Ritz.  Abraham was an education professor at Yeshiva University.  Her parents encouraged Phyllis to perform.  Her father had been named New York City’s “official magician” by Mayor La Guardia during the Great Depression. …

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A tribute to one of the Greats in the Ventriloquist World

James Edward Nelson was an American Ventriloquist who was well known for his Television shows in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  He first was made famous for his commercials featuring Nestles’ Chocolate with his sidekick Farfel the dog.  The commercial was one of those rare commercials that most Americans could sing along with at the time. …

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