Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson Entertains at Historical Society Meeting

Jimmy Nelson and Dan Willinger

Who among us does not idolize one of the greats in the Art of Ventriloquism, Jimmy Nelson?

Here is a great little article from this past week about Jimmy entertaining at the Cape Coral Historical Society.

Jimmy Nelson entertains near full-house crowd at Historical Society meeting


I have been fortunate to have met and talked with Jimmy on a few occasions at the Vent Haven ConVENTion. In fact, here are a couple of blogs about those times:

Vent Haven ConVENTion 2009 – Dan Willinger and Jimmy Nelson

Vent Haven ConVENTion 2009 – Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson


I’m sure you’ll enjoy the article.




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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One Response to Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson Entertains at Historical Society Meeting

  1. N Jay says:

    Must say I was fortunate to have also met the great Jimmy Nelso and Mrs. Nelson, I have also had the honor of presenting him with an award from his peers and most well deserved. Hoping to be able to see him again this comming year at the convention. Jimmy you are the gentleman of the vent world and appreciate your friendship fellow floridian. Remember everyone that NESTLES nestle’smake the very best CHO CO L A T E!!!! And We are the men from Texico we work from Maine to Mexico… your Texico uniforms on the Berle show. Thanks for the memories

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