(Not so) Sudden Death: Mr. Clean, Dead at 92

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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — House Peters Jr., a TV actor who became the original Mr. Clean in Procter & Gamble’s commercials for household cleaners, died Wednesday of pneumonia at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 92.

His most memorable role came as Mr. Clean — a muscular man with a bald head, a hoop earring and a no-nonsense attitude toward dirt and grime. From the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, Peters Jr. helped advertise the famous household cleaner with the trademark jingle, “Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean.” From

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