Terence ‘Terry’ Hall, born 20 November 1926 in Chadderton, Lancashire, was an English ventriloquist. Hall initially worked as a ventriloquist with a boy dummy named Mickey Finn and won a talent show aged 15.He created Lenny the Lion in 1954 after he visited the zoo while working a summer season in Blackpool.
Lenny was made from an old fox fur and papier-mâché, with a golf ball for the nose. Hall appeared regularly on television with his puppet, Lenny the Lion, whose catchphrase was ‘Aw, don't embawass me!’ Hall is credited as being one
of the first ventriloquists to use a non-human puppet.