Dick Wilson, known as Mr. Whipple, died at a young age of 91 this past
Monday. He spent 21 years protecting the Charmin toilet paper from crazy
housewives who wanted to squeeze it!
Read the article in the Review Journal here
He retired in 1985 and was replaced by the cartoon bears. Wilson said the
he was still recognized as Mr. Whipple long after he retired. He did come back
for a guest appearance in 1999.
According to friends and family, he was delightful and funny, until the
very end. Something that is unknown to most people about Dick Wilson is that he
was a very talented painter.
I was also surprised to learn that in the 1990's, he lived right here in
Henderson, NV. Many celebrities make Henderson their home because it is a great
place to live. Check out my previous blog Las Vegas--Living with the Stars
So, in honor of Dick Wilson, or should I say, Mr. Whipple, we should all go
out and squeeze the Charmin!