Ventriloquist Peter Rich Passed Away

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It’s with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of ventriloquist Peter Rich on August 13th. He was 94.

If you’ve been a frequent reader you know we’ve done quite a few blogs about Peter. He spent most of his career performing vent on cruise ships and for General Electric.

Bob Abdou sent this information:

Peter Badrich, stage name Peter Rich sadly passed away on august 13th 2015 after a visit from his son, Stephen and his family. Peter was 94 years old.

Peter Rich spent most of his career performing on cruise ships and trade shows/salesman with a dummy Rawhide promoting for General Electric.

Peter Rich wrote for numerous ventriloquist periodicals and associated with many vents like Paul Winchell and Edgar Bergen.

Many stories from Peter were funny, personal and always about show business.
I was so honored to hear and remember most of these stories along with the jokes Peter loved to tell.

RIP Peter Badrich, you were loved by many

Peace,
Bob Abdou

RIP Peter.

Dan
www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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5 Responses to Ventriloquist Peter Rich Passed Away

  1. bob abdou says:

    Peter Rich was one of kind!

    • George Boosey says:

      Peter was a real friend to Vents around the country and even the world. We all will miss him. Peter, please Rest in Peace. Also, our condolences to Stephen and Martha Badrich of the loss of Peter. Thank you for sharing your memories of your father and for your father’s sharing of his pasts with so many of us.

  2. Bob Isaacson says:

    I knew Peter for many, many years. Always read his columns in the various Vent publications ( they appeared for numerous years). Peter & his wife were a charming loving couple. Peter was funny & entertaining man & always the perfect gentleman. I, along with countless others will miss him. R.I.P

  3. A sad day indeed. We have lost another legend. A tie to our beloved art’s past. Peter came to see me with Ian Varella when I played Texas a few years back. He was as funny and engaging as ever. I will remember his wonderful smile and great sense of humor.

  4. Mike Flowers says:

    This is sad news, indeed. I am a friend of Peter’s son Steven since high school. I always enjoyed my time with Peter and we were correspondents later in life. I’ll miss his joke-filled letters and great pictures that he would send me in the mail. Those were always a wonderful surprise.

    Peter brought a lot of joy to a lot of folks in his long life, and I will miss him very much.

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