Edgar Bergen Ventriloquist and Worker in Wood

Edgar Bergen Ventriloquist and Worker in Wood

I just had to share this with everyone because it is so interesting. As we all know Mortimer was originally created from a sketch which Edgar provided to Virginia Austin Curtis. She in turn created the figure Mortimer for Edgar in Plastic wood. Mortimer was never a wood carved figure.

Here we have a great article boasting about Edgar’s great wood working shop and a picture of a Mortimer he is creating out of wood.

Do we believe this?? Great publicity from a master of the same.



Dan Willinger 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. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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2 Responses to Edgar Bergen Ventriloquist and Worker in Wood

  1. Bob Conrad says:

    Edgar knew how to use publicity!

  2. Ray Guyll says:

    Bob Wallace did carve a wooden Mortimer for Bergen but it was never animated and turned into a working figure. The Mort at the Vent Haven was a casting from the wooden Wallace sculpture.

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