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Señor Wences (Wenceslao Moreno)

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Biography

Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain
The Spanish born ventriloquist Senor Wences was one of the highest paid vaudeville acts in the world. Hugely popular with American tv audiences Wences was also a top nightclub favourite.

Born Wenceslao Moreno in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca (Spain) Wences began performing ventrilquism as a child An early career in bullfighting proved unsuccessful so he took up ventriloquism and juggling professionally. Wences toured Europe in the 1920s before coming to America in 1935 where he made his New York debut at the Club Chico. Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Coco' Hand Trick Performer

History Is Made at Night 1937

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Character: Himself

Mother Wore Tights 1947

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Character: Himself

The Jack Benny Hour 1959

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Character: Himself - Ventriloquist

When Television Came of Age 2014

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Character: Himself - Ventriloquist

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Guest

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

The Muppet Show 1976

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