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Ray Alan - Dead

iNSOMANiAC Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Some of you may remember Ray Alan, the ventriloquist, he was great!

Anyway, he's dead.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#2
"Lord Charles" was unavailable for comment.

BFN,

fp.
#3
Most amusing

Cheerio for now

iNSOMANiAC
banned 1 Like #4
Is this the official Ray Alan - Dead thread?
#5
Brain damage apparently, got hit over the head with a gottle of geer.

It's alright I've called the taxi already.
#6
vibeone
Is this the official Ray Alan - Dead thread?


:-D:thumbsup:
#7
greg_68
Brain damage apparently, got hit over the head with a gottle of geer.

It's alriight I've called the taxi already.


Dont forget your hat and coat :roll:
#8
greg_68
:-D:thumbsup:


Hilarious isnt he, still writing in bold I see :roll: Bless.

Did i ever tell you a funny story of when he sent me a pm saying he had 'more power' than me and was going to get all my threads spammed by his mates LOL
#9
fanpages
"Lord Charles" was unavailable for comment.

BFN,

fp.


iNSOMANiAC
Most amusing

Cheerio for now

iNSOMANiAC



Not quite as amusing as Ray's routine with 'Charles & "Tich". That was both clever & funny in equal amounts.

With Dave Allen, Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan, Ronnie Barker, & Peter Sellers already sadly missed, who is your money on next?

Any of the Monty Python team?
Eric Sykes is top of my list; another great loss there too :(

This aside, Jeff Dunham seems to have cornered the Ventriloquist Dummy market in recent years.

Is there anybody else in this dying art worthy of mention?

BFN,

fp.
#10
Not really, I remember when ventriloquism was all the rage, as you say, its a dying art,

Toodly pip until we chat again,

iNSOMANiAC
#11
iNSOMANiAC
Not really, I remember when ventriloquism was all the rage, as you say, its a dying art,

Toodly pip until we chat again,

iNSOMANiAC


Do you remember, Shari Lewis & her "Lamb Chop" puppet?
She also sadly passed away twelve years ago (Ms Lewis, not Ms Chop).

Shari's daughter, Mallory, tried to revive the magic but unfortunately, as we mentioned, it seems to be lost on today's younger audience:

[ http://www.lambchop.tv ]

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #12
Im a bit too young for that although I do remember Ray Alan being on TV and of course Keith and Orville as well as a couple of others,

cheerio bye,

iNSOMANiAC
#13
vibeone
Is this the official Ray Alan - Dead thread?


lol!
banned#14
iNSOMANiAC
Hilarious isnt he, still writing in bold I see :roll: Bless.

Did i ever tell you a funny story of when he sent me a pm saying he had 'more power' than me and was going to get all my threads spammed by his mates LOL


^ This is true.
#15
iNSOMANiAC
Im a bit too young for that although I do remember Ray Alan being on TV and of course Keith and Orville as well as a couple of others,

cheerio bye,

iNSOMANiAC


I starting typing "Are you old enough to remember..." & decided to remove it.

Oh well, just me then :)

Yes, Keith Harris (with "Orville" & "Cuddles") & Roger De Courcey (with "Nookie") are still alive, but you will only find ventriloquists in holiday camps, pantomime appearances, & "end of the pier" shows now; no mainstream TV coverage (except for Jeff Dunham, as I mentioned above).

I sense a Justin Lee Collins "Bring back the Vent" special here...

:)

BFN,

fp.

(PS. See you in the "PSP2" thread)
#16
ScRiVs
lol!


Dont encourage these *********, its bad enough they follow me round every thread with their abuse but to be posting in a thread about someone whose died. Its taking it to a pathetic new level, such a shame for HUKD as whole that its allowed to continue. Oh well!
#17
I certainly didnt know he toured with Laurel and Hardy ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkYD1Z_Z0wE
#18
greg_68
Brain damage apparently, got hit over the head with a gottle of geer.

It's alright I've called the taxi already.


lmao - RIP to him though :thumbsup:
banned#19
iNSOMANiAC
Dont encourage these *********, its bad enough they follow me round every thread with their abuse but to be posting in a thread about someone whose died. Its taking it to a pathetic new level, such a shame for HUKD as whole that its allowed to continue. Oh well!


Gosh.. why don't you go and have a cry about it :thumbsup:
#20
At least it wasnt.....

http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/lookalikes/images/spit.jpg
#21
or


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41543000/jpg/_41543858_nookie-bear203.jpg
#22
I remember him - along with the others. He must have been some age. God, how bad was our entertainment when we were young?
#23
kaks26
I remember him - along with the others. He must have been some age. God, how bad was our entertainment when we were young?


A darn sight better than it is today. We had talented artists; not manufactured ones.

BFN,

fp.
#24
Sadly the ventriloquist is dead , but the dummy is still alive and kicking although he hasn't been voted back into power !
#25
iNSOMANiAC
I certainly didnt know he toured with Laurel and Hardy ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkYD1Z_Z0wE


It is because of Stan Laurel that Lord Charles looked the way he did.

DailyMail.co.uk

The monocled Lord Charles was inspired by a boozy toff whom Alan spotted at a table during a cabaret show. And he later based the puppet's face on Stan Laurel.

He once recalled: 'I looked at Stan Laurel's face and I thought 'Good God, that's the face I want - just change the hair and put a monocle on it'.

'So I played around with some photographs of Stan and found the face, went to the man (who made his ventriloquist dolls) and showed him what I wanted and he made me Lord Charles.'


Taken from "Ventriloquist Ray Alan dies suddenly aged 79" by "Daily Mail Reporter" (last updated at 2:04 PM on 24th May 2010).

BFN,

fp.
#26
vibeone
Gosh.. why don't you go and have a cry about it :thumbsup:


+1

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