Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Voice of Jolly Green Giant Dead

News today that the vocie of the "Jolly Green Giant" who told everyone to eat their vegtables and sang that "Ho, Ho, Ho" jingle, has passed away:

Green Giant

The voice of the Jolly Green Giant:

Elmer "Len" Dresslar Jr., who extolled generations of TV watchers to eat their vegetables as the booming voice of the Jolly Green Giant, has died. He was 80. Dresslar was an entertainer and singer for nearly six decades. But his voice rang through millions of households when he sang the simple refrain, "Ho, Ho, Ho," in an ad jingle for Green Giant foods.

Did it pay well to be the Jolly Green Giant? Well per Dresslar's daughter, "If nothing else, it put my sister and I through college."

No small potatoes in any era..............