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  • Blame It on the Dummy

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    If you've got something against the Jewish dummy named Velvel, blame Nat King Cole.

    Back in 1955, the legendary crooner would come into the Sunset Strip club where his wife worked, and catch Rickie Layne and Velvel in action.

    "He told Ed Sullivan, 'There's a guy working with my wife...