Ventriloquist and Figure Builder, Foy E. Brown

Ventriloquist & Figure Maker, Foy Brown

A regular contributor to Ventriloquist Central, George Boosey, and his friend Todd Oliver, together wrote a wonderful article about the late figure maker Foy Brown.

Both George and Todd were personal friends of Foy Brown and both spent time with him especially Todd. They both have and use figures made by Foy Brown and the article that they put together is wonderful because it is from letters written by Foy to them so the story is really in Foy’s own words. This is one article that is a must read.

Thanks from me to both of you George Boosey and Todd Oliver for giving us this great article.

Click here to see article about Foy E. Brown




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:

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3 Responses to Ventriloquist and Figure Builder, Foy E. Brown

  1. David Canada says:

    Wonderful article! Question…was Foy Brown related to Eddie Foy?

  2. George Boosey says:

    Foy told me he was named for vaudevillian Eddie Foy.

  3. LeeDean says:

    One of the figures W.S. Berger would always point out was the figure with screen door springs running from top to bottom of the shoulder and bottom boards. I believe it was a Foy Brown, may have been a J.C. Turner, but anyway very creative because with some pressure could make figure bend over and around, then spring back up.

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