Article About Ventriloquist Figure Builder Jerry Baum


A little over a year ago I had asked if anyone had any information on the ventriloquist figure maker, Jerry Baum. At the time I had one of his figures.

His daughter, Jeanne, contacted and sent the following article from June 1985.



She also said that he died in 1994 in Miami, FL.

Thanks Jeanne for sharing this information.


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2 Responses to Article About Ventriloquist Figure Builder Jerry Baum

  1. Ben Veenkamp says:

    Thanks for sharing the article. I love reading these.

  2. Bob Isaacson says:

    Thanks for the update on Jerry Baum. I wondered what happened to Jerry since I hadn’t seen him at recent years conventions. Jerry was a fine man & talented figure maker.

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