Another one dead at age 81!

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Rickie Layne, ventriloquist on 'Sullivan Show,' dies at 81.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A ventriloquist who frequently appeared on
    "The Ed Sullivan Show" has died.
    Rickie Layne appeared with his Yiddish-accented dummy Velvel.
    Singer Nat "King" Cole discovered Layne at a nightclub on the
    Sunset Strip and urged Sullivan to put the act on his popular
    Sunday night variety show.
    Layne appeared several dozen times. Sullivan was such a fan that
    he often got into the act himself, serving as straight man for the
    dummy that called the typically stone-faced host "Ed Solomon."
    Family members say Layne died earlier this month of heart
    failure at the age of 81.


    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press Newswire.)
     
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  3. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    Wow, weird - Dennis Weaver, Don Knotts and now this guy - all 81. You aren't 81 by any chance are you DK??????
     
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    Have never heard of him. Must have been way before my time. Oh well, may he RIP. So, that's 4 now.
     

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