Ventriloquist Bill Hume Passes Away

Ventriloquist Bill Hume & Rosita


Back in January I wrote a blog about an article I had seen in the Grapevine News about a talented ventriloquist, Bill Hume (click here to see the blog).

Gene Baumann, a personal friend of Bill Hume, sent in a comment to the January blog telling us that Bill passed away on June 27th at the age of 93. In fact, here are Gene’s comments:


“Great item on my dear friend Bill Hume. Sadly, I must report Bill died yesterday, June 27, at The Bluffs care facility here in Columbia, MO. Bill had just come back from lunch and lay down to sleep — forever. He left us peacefully. His life was long (93 years) and he set a standard for creativity that few could match. He has left us with many good memories. Thank you for sharing some of them with your readers.”

Gene, thank you very much for letting us know about your friend, Bill. From what I’ve read about him, he seemed to be a fascinating individual. Our deepest condolences to you, his family and his friends.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 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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