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'Mr. Clean,' House Peters, dead at 92

Oct. 3, 2008 at 4:36 PM

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- House Peters Jr., the actor best known for his portrayal of the advertising icon "Mr. Clean," has died in Los Angeles at the age of 92, his family said.

His son, Jon Peters, told the Los Angeles Times that Peters died this week of pneumonia at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital.

House Peters Jr. was the original Mr. Clean in Procter & Gamble's commercials for household cleaners in the 1950s and 1960s.

The New Rochelle, N.Y., native, who was born Robert House Peters Jr., also had supporting roles in TV shows like "Perry Mason," "Gunsmoke," "The Twilight Zone" and "Lassie," the Times said.

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