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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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"Farfel" gets his name from a matzoh (flour and water, but broken into small pieces that when commercially done, reduces "matzoh dust")product that was on the menu at a Catskill Mountain Resort where he performed his ventriloquism act. See more »

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