How many kids wanted to be a ventriloquist in my day? I spent a summer with a How To library book. and found it impossible to breathe as the recommended.I once heard Candice Bergan (?) say her father was a famous ventriloquist--on the radio.(!?) My kids hear "radio" and see someone 70+ years old.
"The popularity of a ventriloquist on radio, when one could see neither the dummies nor his skill, surprised and puzzled many critics, then and now." - wikipedia on edgar bergen and charlie mccarthy