Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Gottle O' Geer?

Sad to hear of the death this week of Ray Alan, the gifted ventriloquist, who entertained so many with his puppets Lord Charles, and Tich & Quackers. Even though my Mum wasn't happy about Lord Charles' catchphrase or fondness for alcohol, she too thought Ray Alan was brilliant and as a child, I often sat with her to watch him on TV.

Ventriloquism comes from the Latin and means "speaking from the belly"!

The above clip demonstrates how incredibly able this man was. I love the little dig at Orville [who wasn't anything like as good, IMHO]

1 comment:

  1. I missed this piece of sad news , thankyou Angela----cottonreel


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