Sammy King and Francisco performing at the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies in 2009

Ventriloquist Sammy King and Francisco, the Mexican parrot, have been performing together for more than 50 years on stages all over the world.

This classic act played 10 years at the world famous Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris, and his many television appearances include the last Ed Sullivan Show, HBO Special “Dummies”, and the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

The multilingual King of Ventriloquists is also an accomplished Classical Guitar player and uses the art in a clever routine with his partner, who always gets the best of him.

Sammy and Francisco are the only act to play 4 seasons at the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, and since 1958, performed more than 25,000 times in revues, production shows, and as an opening act for such stars as Cher, Ray Charles, and Tony Bennett.