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Bob Baker & Red Flannels

 

Thanks to Bob Baker for adopting Red Flannels.  Red Flannels was used by Terry Bennett and donated by Bennett's family at the Vent Haven Convention in 1992.  

 

 

Terry Bennett (1930-1977) began doing ventriloquism at age 10.  His first professional figure (also called Red Flannels) was made by J.C. Turner.  Bennett toured with the USO entertaining those in the military.  Eventually he appeared on Arthur Godfrey's TV shows as well as Kate Smith's.   From 1954-1963, Terry and his wife Joy, along with this Red Flannels and other dummies and puppets, appeared on the show The Jobblewocky Place. 

 

Bennett had other TV shows and was also the program director for WPIX TV in New York.  He and his wife had three children: Kip, Jill, and Kerry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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