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Jimmy Nelson

James Nelson was born December 15, 1928 in Chicago, middle child of James and Winifred Nelson. In 1938 Jimmy's Aunt Margaret gave him his first ventriloquist "dummy" as a birthday gift, something that she had won as a bingo prize, which he named Dummy Dan/Danny Dum. He used that figure, which his father modified for better movement; until he asked ... See full bio »
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 2001 Ghetto Rhapsody (Video)
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Ventriloquist
- Episode #5.28 (1957) ... Guest Ventriloquist
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Pitchman for Nestlé EverReady Cocoa - Ventriloquist
- Nicked in Naples (1956) ... Pitchman for Nestlé EverReady Cocoa - Ventriloquist
 1952 All Star Summer Revue (TV Series)
Guest Ventriloquist
- Episode #1.8 (1952) ... Guest Ventriloquist
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 2011 Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (TV Movie) (archive footage provider)
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 2011 Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (TV Movie)
Himself - Ventriloquist
 2010 Dumbstruck (Documentary)
Himself
 2009 I'm No Dummy (Documentary)
Himself
 2005 60 Minutes Wednesday (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Ventriloquist (segment "Ventriloquist Convention")
- The Boys Next Door/Whoosh/Ventriloquist Convention/What Makes Art, Art? (2005) ... Himself - Ventriloquist (segment "Ventriloquist Convention")
 1978 The Vent Event (TV Movie)
Himself
 1950-1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #21.23 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #6.41 (1953) ... Himself
- Episode #5.13 (1951) ... Himself
- Episode #4.9 (1950) ... Himself
 1962-1964 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Ventriloquist
- Episode #3.124 (1964) ... Himself - Ventriloquist
- Episode dated 23 March 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Co-Host
- Episode dated 22 March 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Co-Host
- Episode dated 21 March 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Co-Host
- Episode dated 20 March 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Co-Host
 1957 The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... Himself
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Ventriloquist
- Episode dated 8 June 1957 (1957) ... Himself - Guest Ventriloquist
 1954 Come Closer (TV Series)
Host
 1951-1954 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Himself - Texaco Pitchman / Himself - Texaco pitchman
- Episode #7.2 (1954) ... Himself - Texaco Pitchman
- Episode #7.1 (1954) ... Himself - Texaco Pitchman
- Episode #5.30 (1953) ... Himself - Texaco Pitchman
- Episode #5.29 (1953) ... Himself - Texaco Pitchman
- Episode #5.28 (1953) ... Himself - Texaco Pitchman
 1953 Bank on the Stars (TV Series)
Himself / Host (July-August 1954)
 1951-1953 Your Show of Shows (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Performer
- Episode #4.26 (1953) ... Himself - Guest Performer
- Episode #3.14 (1951) ... Himself - Guest Performer
 1951-1952 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Ventriloquist / Himself
- Episode #3.50 (1952) ... Himself
- Episode #3.37 (1952) ... Himself - Guest Ventriloquist
- Episode #2.34 (1951) ... Himself - Guest Ventriloquist
 1951 Down You Go (TV Series)
Himself / panelist (1956)
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Ventriloquist star from 1950s and 1960s television with side-kicks "Danny O'Day" and "Farfel" the dog. See more »

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