Ventriloquist Ray Austin and Skinny Dugan

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The other day I was watching videos on Ventriloquist Central Videos and happened across this one with a ventriloquist named Ray Austin.

As you can see, this video is from many years ago. I thought it was interesting for a couple of reasons. First off, Ray uses a very nice Frank Marshall ventriloquist figure.

Second, he named his dummy, Skinny Dugan. I started thinking how many people back then named their dummies Skinny Dugan.

I thought I would share this video with you.


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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 Ray Austin and Skinny Dugan

  1. Keith Suranna says:

    Thanks for posting that, Dan. I enjoyed that. It seems the young kids didn’t quite get it, but he was good. I wonder what happened to Ray Austin.

  2. Bob Isaacson says:

    Ray was an up & coming talent at the time of the video. Never had an opportunity to meet Ray. Wonder what happened to the beautiful Marshall figure ?

  3. Bob Isaacson says:

    Forgot to post this: I believe Ray passed away a few years ago.

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