Wednesday, December 28, 2005

AP: Sleepy-Eyed Dunkin' Donuts Actor Vale Dies

NEW YORK - Michael Vale, the actor best known for portraying sleepy-eyed Fred the Baker in Dunkin' Donuts commercials, has died at age 83.

Vale died Saturday in New York City of complications from diabetes, son-in law Rick Reil said.

Ads featuring Fred, who uttered the trademark line "Time to make the doughnuts," ran for 15 years until Vale retired in 1997.


Dave White said...

Do you think the doughnuts contributed to the diabetes?

What? Too soon?

Guyot said...

He's gone to make the doughnuts... in the sky.