Arthur Anderson, The Voice Of Lucky Charms Cereal, Dies At 93
Arthur Anderson, the man who provided the voice of the Lucky Charms leprechaun mascot, has died. He was 93.
Arthur Anderson Dies
Anderson died Saturday in Manhattan, his friend, Craig Wichman told The New York Times.
Anderson is likely best remembered for providing the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for the Lucky Charms cereal from 1962 to 1992. “Frosted Lucky Charms,” went the jingle Anderson would sing. “They’re magically delicious.” Impressively, the Irish brogue on display in the ads was not authentic. Anderson was born and raised in Staten Island, New York.
For his first professional radio role when he was merely a 12-year-old, Anderson had played an orphan who was skilled on the ukulele on NBC’s Tony and Gus. In his teens, Anderson acted with Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater and hit the Broadway stage opposite Welles in Julius Caesar. After his stint on Broadway, Anderson worked on radio shows Uncle Nick Kenny’s Radio Kindergarten and Let’s Pretend.
On the big screen, Anderson appeared in Dead of Night, Midnight Cowboy, Zelig and Green Card. His TV credits include Car 54, Where Are You?, Dark Shadows and Law & Order.
Anderson was predeceased by his wife, Alice Middleton, last year. He is survived by their daughter, Amy Anderson.
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