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.

2 comments:

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.