Friday, October 3, 2008

"Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean" dies at 92

Robert House Peters Jr., who was most famous as the original Mr. Clean in Proctor & Gamble's commercials, died of pneumonia on Wednesday. He was 92. The Associated Press reports:
    Peters' most memorable role came as Mr. Clean — a muscular man with a bald head, a hoop earring and a no-nonsense attitude toward dirt and grime. From the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, Peters Jr. helped advertise the famous household cleaner with the trademark jingle, "Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean."
Surprisingly to many who remember him only as Mr. Clean, he appeared in many TV shows, including Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and Lassie.

Here's a clip of the first Mr. Clean commercials. Unfortunately, it is the animated version. So far, I have been unable to locate the Mr. Clean commercial with Peters featured.

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