Actors & Actress that did commercials

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Actors & Actress that did commercials

Post by cowgirl » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:01 pm

Way back when it was rare to see a well know actor promote a product. Do you know who the first start was to do this?

Let's make a list of actors & actress who have done commercials and what product they were promoting.

My favorite of his is Pride in America. He and many other stars promoted keeping America clean (1987)
Charles Bronson Mandom Perfum Commercial (1976) / "SCENT OF A MAN": THE CHARLES BRONSON TV AD
(a series of TV ads for a new cologne from the Japanese firm Mandom)
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Post by cowgirl » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Norman Alden was in The Anvil Chorus (1962) as Duff.

He played Lou the mechanic in a series of AC Delco commercials. He was so convincing that people would actually come up to him and tell him their car problems.
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Post by Dana » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 pm

I could be mistaken, but didn't James Garner break the stigma of name actors doing commercials, when he did the Polaroid one-step commercials?

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Post by cowgirl » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:16 am

Dana wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 pm
I could be mistaken, but didn't James Garner break the stigma of name actors doing commercials, when he did the Polaroid one-step commercials?
I forgot all about James Garner doing those commercials and also Mariette Hartley as his wife. What a great memory!

A Celebration of James Garner’s Polaroid Commercials

When it came to celebrity spokespeople, Polaroid wasn’t stingy: Laurence Olivier did the first ad for the SX-70 camera, and Danny Kaye touted the ill-fated Polavision instant movie system. Hiring James Garner was a similarly classy move, but the ads he appeared in weren’t like anything which Polaroid had done before. Or anyone else, really.
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Post by cowgirl » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:19 am

I'm not sure if John Wayne broke any records in doing commercials, but take a look at the list on Duke's TV Commercials.

https://dukewayne.com/index.php?thread/4672-duke-s-tv-commercials/
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Post by Dana » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:57 pm

There's no doubt about it, Bing Crosby did commercials for Minute Maid Orange Juice!

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Post by cowgirl » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:53 am

Iron Eyes Gody - The 'Crying Indian' ad that fooled the environmental movement. The ad was also parodied in an E-Trade commercial that aired during Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.

The Crying Indian
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Post by Dana » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:52 am

Remember Henry Fonda's commercials for viewmaster? Was Viewmaster the original Hulu?

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Post by cowgirl » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:15 am

John Alvin as Deputy Applegate in Skull appeared in numerous television commercials advertising for such products as Mattel, H&R Block, McDonald's, Porsche and Audi.
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Re: Actors & Actress that did commercials

Post by Dana » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:56 am

I should it live or is it Memorex? Re-Memorex Ella Fitzgerald? Bad pun, I know.

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