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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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Known For

Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Himself - Texaco Pitchman / Himself - Texaco pitchman
(1951-1954)
I'm No Dummy
I'm No Dummy Himself
(2009)
Bank on the Stars
Bank on the Stars Himself - Host
(1954)
Dumbstruck
Dumbstruck Himself
(2010)

Filmography

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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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Also had a cat dummy, Fatatateeta. See more »

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