Longtime ventriloquist who is best remembered for his Farfel the Dog television commercial character.
He received his first ventriloquist dummy, Dummy Dan, from his aunt at age 10.
He appeared in more than 50 episodes of The Buick-Berle Show featuring his Texaco Pitchman character.
He married Betty Norman in 1956 after a four year marriage to Margot Humphries ended in 1951.
He made four guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show between 1950 and 1968.