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Happy birthday, Jimmy!

December 15, 2018

Today is Jimmy Nelson's 90th birthday! 

 

I've had the honor of knowing Jimmy for 18 years, and I've never known a more wonderful person.  Jimmy is kind, funny, smart, and generous.  He's talented, humble, and loving.  His contributions to ventriloquism in general and to Vent Haven Museum specifically are endless.  To a person, everyone who has been fortunate enough to have met Jimmy feels the same way as I do.  Jimmy is a one-of-a-kind treasure of a friend.  Happy, happy birthday to the Dean of American Ventriloquists, Jimmy Nelson!  

 

 

  

I won't attempt a biography here.  That daunting task has already been successfully tackled by ventriloquism historian and Vent Haven Director Tom Ladshaw in his book, A Jimmy Nelson Celebration...70 Years of Laughter.  If you are a Jimmy Nelson fan, this book is a must have!  (Click on the title for a link to Amazon to purchase this wonderful bio!)

 

Instead of a biography, then, I thought I would share some wonderful trivia and photos with you about Jimmy's decades long friendship with and commitment to Vent Haven Museum.

 

 

 

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