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Thursday, August 7, 2008

TS'ALL RIGHT...ALL RIGHT SENOR WENCES


A prominent 20th century, his popularity grew with his frequent visits on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was born April 17, 1896 and died 3 days after his 103 birthday. He was known for his speed, skill, and grace as a ventriloquist. His characters included "Johnny," a boy drawn on his hand, who lived on top of a headless doll, Wences would converse with Johnnie at a very fast pace, another character was Pedro a head in a box, Pedro was created because his regular puppet was distroyed in a fire, so he needed a quick replacement. Wences also appeared on other variety shows in the USA. He lived near the Sullivan Theatre and the small strip of street was named for him Wences way. Good night senor, Johnnie remains a good boy in the hearts and minds of those who can remember him...like me... Got some memories to share leave them here for those to read and learn of the yesterdays of ventriloquism njay254@aol.com
Hi Ts'all right by me...thanks for the memories Eric

1 comment:

N JAY n JOEY VENTRILOQUIALLY YOURS said...

Hi Ts'all right by me...thanks for the memories Eric