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Dunkin' Donuts Ad Star Vale Dies

It's time to make the donuts in heaven.
Michael Vale, the actor best known for portraying Fred the Baker in an iconic string of Dunkin' Donuts commercials, died on Saturday (Dec. 24) in New York City. The cause of death for the 83-year-old Vale was complications from diabetes.

For 15 years, Dunkin' Donuts ads featured Vale's Fred, an eternally optimistic baker with droopy eyes and a bushy moustache who greeted the day with the observation "Time to make the donuts." The ads began running in 1982 and helped establish brand identity for the company.

Vale retired in 1997 and the character retired with him. Many New England residents will recall that Vale received a retirement parade in Boston and millions of customers got free donuts.
Vale was born in Brooklyn in 1922 and after serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in World War II, he attended the Dramatic Workshop at The New School in New York, according to The Los Angeles Times. He appeared in a dozen Broadway plays and did television appearances on shows including ""Car 54, Where Are You?" and "The Cosby Show." He even had small parts in films including "A Hatful of Rain" and "Marathon Man."

He will still be best known for his Dunkin' Donuts spots, which represented merely the tip of a 1000-plus commercial iceberg.
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never heard of him or had dunkin donuts but R.I.P

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How old are you ??
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Oh ok..you were really young when his last commercials aired I am sure you have some tv stars or commercial stars that you will feel thesame way about when they pass on
Maybe Tori Spelling ?
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Oh ok..you were really young when his last commercials aired I am sure you have some tv stars or commercial stars that you will feel thesame way about when they pass on
Maybe Tori Spelling ?
haha i know she was on some show and kinda looks like an alien now...maybe when that cleaning lady from the pine-sol commerical dies i'll feel sad.

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haha i know she was on some show and kinda looks like an alien now...maybe when that cleaning lady from the pine-sol commerical dies i'll feel sad.
Or the SNAPPLE lady
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haha i know she was on some show and kinda looks like an alien now...maybe when that cleaning lady from the pine-sol commerical dies i'll feel sad.
She was on Beverly Hills 90210
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Or the SNAPPLE lady
only know her from celebrity fit club on VH1

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The new season of FIT CLUB premieres on SUNDAY...Chers DAUGHTER WILL BE IN IT !!!
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The new season of FIT CLUB premieres on SUNDAY...Chers DAUGHTER WILL BE IN IT !!!
hmm i wonder who else would be in the cast. last season was hilarious

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Another icon of childhood obesity gone

Well, seriously, R.I.P

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

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He never won an Oscar like I did.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

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