Doris Faye’s Frank Marshall figure Tyrone


Doris Faye used a Frank Marshall Nosey figure which she named Tyrone. He is a full size figure standing 40 inches tall and has just mouth movement. He has fabulous glass eyes and still retains his original crepe hair.

This crepe hair is possibly the finest job I have seen on a figure. It was protected all the years by his hat. His paint is also all original and just how I like the figures to be.

He is a bit of a quandary as far as time of production. I do believe he was made in the very early 1940’s but he does have the wedge cut under the chin which was not typical for the earlier version of Frank Marshall figures. They typically had the leather under the chin.

I am super pleased to have him as part of the Ventriloquist Central Collection.



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Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to:

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One Response to Doris Faye’s Frank Marshall figure Tyrone

  1. bob isaacson says:

    One of the nicest, original, Nosey figures I’ve seen in quite awhile. Also, as you say Dan….with the original crepe hair. Amazing, Doris really took good care of “Tyrone”.

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