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Ventriloquist and entertainer Victor Khoo dies of cancer

Published on Jun 6, 2014 9:27 PM
 
Victor Khoo and his ventriloqist dummy Charlee. Khoo died on Friday morning after a battle with cancer. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Ventriloquist and entertainer Victor Khoo died on Friday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

Khoo and his wooden puppet sidekick Charlee were household names in Singapore throughout the 1970s and 80s, when the pair hosted the children's radio show Happy Talk every Saturday morning for seven years.

While famed for his ventriloquist act, Khoo also wore many other hats, including magician, deejay, compere and film director.

His craft took him across the globe, from New Zealand and South Africa to the glitz and glamour of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

 
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