Senor Wences, 103, Dies

Senor Wences, the master ventriloquist who delighted “Ed Sullivan Show” audiences by bantering in a comic Spanish accent with his puppet-in-a-box Pedro (“S’OK?” “S’awright!”) and his falsetto-voiced hand puppet Johnny, died Tuesday in New York. He was 103. Besides his many Sullivan show appearances, Wences (whose real name was Wenceslao Moreno) entertained four Presidents, toured with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, did a Broadway show with Danny Kaye and played every casino in Vegas. He continued touring into his early 90s.

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