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I'm working on an article for Ring 103's newsletter _The Wizard's Eye_ about magicians who were also at least at one time in their lives ventriloquists.
Off the top of my head these names come to mind: Jay Marshall, Bob McAllister, Johnny Carson, and David Copperfield. I think I could also include Shari Lewis in the list.
Can anyone suggest other names?

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Off the top of my head....

Richard Potter
Al Baker
George Schindler
Terri Rogers
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Bob Jepson who did a great disecto using a glove puppeet and a recreation of Edger Bergen sawing routine.
Percy Abbott, Tom Mullica

How about ventrilooguists who were also magicians? Edger Bergen
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A Few don't know me - Ralph Rousseau, with "Rusty and Cici"- Pictured in profile - we knew , friends with Edger Bergen and Alibi Turhune -(Cowboy Vent of the 30'-60's) SAM #22, RR
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Bob Jepson was an awesome performer and a very nice guy.
He was booked for TAOM in San Antonio one year. He killed! He was the highlight of that evening's show.

By the way, another magician who was also a ventriloquist was George Blake, who was billed as "The Conjuring Ventriloquist."

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Bob Jepson who did a great disecto using a glove puppeet and a recreation of Edger Bergen sawing routine.
Percy Abbott, Tom Mullica

How about ventrilooguists who were also magicians? Edger Bergen
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Msx Terhune was a big name vent in the early westerns and worked with his figure in the movies.

As for Bob, the first convention I ever worked the Columbus Magi-Fest had me open followed by Bob and General Grant closing. You look at Bob the first time and you think "who in the heck booked this guy?" He reminded me of a larger version of Boris Karloff. But he also killed it and did at every convention I ever saw him work. Rosie and he became dear friends. He passed much to early from cancer.
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Bill DeMar (William Crowe) was one of the most talented entertainers I've had the pleasure of knowing. Not only did he reach the top levels of ventriloquism (inventing such bits as the tape over mouth), he did similarly in several fields. Like his lifelong Friend, Dr.Faust (David Hoy) he was a master mentalist and memory artist. He was also a well known stand up comic, emcee, hypnotist, fire eater and, of course, a master magician. His books on ventriloquism are often referenced like we magicians reference the Tarbell Course.

A good portion of our local IBM Ring is dual magician/vent including Bill DelMar, Joseph Franklin, Michael Eakins, and Norris Priest.
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