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Thursday, October 2, 2008

RIP Mr. Clean

posted by on October 2 at 10:10 AM

Via Bitten & Bound:

House Peters Jr., the original Mr. Clean in Proctor & Gamble’s television commercials for the household cleaner, died of pneumonia Wednesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Los Angeles.

The 92-year-old actor played many supporting roles throughout his career, but became best-known in the 50’s and 60’s for his role as the hoop earring wearing, muscular bald man known as “Mr. Clean,” who took a tough stance on dirt and grime.

Variety also has a full obituary.

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I met Mr. Clean once! I was taller than him and he called me "Shorty"... I'm heartbroken!

Posted by tt | October 2, 2008 10:12 AM

I'm disrespectful to dirt. Can you see that I am serious? Can you do any less?

Posted by infrequent | October 2, 2008 10:29 AM

When I was a child, I thought "ammonia" was "pneumonia" and always associated Mr. Clean with illness.

That I would grow up to be a total OCD clean freak, and would one day read of Mr. Peters' death of pneumonia, seems too rich.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 2, 2008 10:35 AM

My mom told me that whenever a Mr. Clean commercial came on, I would run screaming from the room. Prophetic, if you ever see my house.

Posted by amazonmidwife | October 2, 2008 10:40 AM

Ironically, they buried him in dirt:

Posted by jamie | October 6, 2008 10:20 AM

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