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Señor Wences (1896–1999)


The Spanish born ventriloquist Senor Wences was one of the highest paid vaudeville acts in the world. Hugely popular with American TV audiences Wences was also a top nightclub favorite. Born Wenceslao Moreno in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca (Spain), Wences began performing ventriloquism as a child An early career in bullfighting proved ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Jack Benny Hour
(1959)
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Ventriloquist / Himself
(1952-1967)
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show Himself - Special Guest Star
(1980)

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 1977 Crazy Horse de Paris
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 1966 Dusty (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1963)
 1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
- Hello World (1961) ... (as Senor Wences)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
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Personal Details

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In 1986, he toured with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller in the play "Sugar Babies."

Alternate Names:

Senor Wences
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Trivia:

His first wife, Esperanza Martin, born in 1902 in North Africa, died of Alzheimer in 1983 in Santiago, Chile. They were married in North Africa, in 1922 and divorced in 1944. With her he had a son who lives in Chile and a daughter who died young. His only U.S.A. citizen descendants are his favorite granddaughter, Marcela Moreno, an artist and also a Genealogist who has published books, and her ... See more »

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Señor Wences

Star Sign:

Aries

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