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Rickie Layne (1924–2006)

Rickie Layne was born on October 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Richard Israel Cohen. He was an actor, known for The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) and The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971). He was married to LaRue Layne. He died on February 11, 2006 in Tarzana, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show Ventriloquist / Himself / Himself - Ventriloquist / Ventiloquist / Himself - Ventiloquist / Themselves
The Jimmy Stewart Show
The Jimmy Stewart Show Fred Shimmel
The Thin Man


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 1986 Night Court (TV Series)
- The Next Voice You Hear... (1986) ... Morry
 1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Fred Shimmel
- Pro Bono Publico (1971) ... Fred Shimmel
- The Father and Son Game (1971) ... Fred Shimmel
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
- The Life You Save Is Yours (1964) ... Buster
 1961 Manhunt (TV Series)
- Wooden Witness (1961)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- The Painted Witnesses (1958) ... Carl
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 1956-1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Ventriloquist / Himself / Himself - Ventriloquist / ...
- Episode #15.44 (1962) ... Ventriloquist (as Rickie Layne and Velvel)
- Episode #15.27 (1962) ... Ventriloquist (as Rickie Layne and Velvel)

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Alternate Names:

Rickie Layne and Velvel

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He began entertaining at age 9 doing impersonations of Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, and other stars but his act took on a new twist after an uncle gave him a ventriloquist's dummy. See more »

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