Senor Wences

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Birthday
17, 1896
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Apr 20, 1999 (103)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1896
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Apr 20, 1999 (103)

About

Famous for his work on The Ed Sullivan Show, the ventriloquist known as Senor Wences also performed in Las Vegas, on Broadway, and on the small screen in The Muppet Show. He was the 1996 recipient of the U.S. National Comedy Hall of Fame's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Before Fame

He began his entertainment career in the late 1930s.

Trivia

His popular act featured comedic puppets named Pedro and Johnny.

Family Life

Born Wenceslao Moreno in Salamanca, Spain, he later settled in New York City. He was married twice -- to Esperanza Martin and Natalie Cover -- and fathered two children.

Associated With

He and Jimmy Nelson were both popular 20th-century ventriloquists.