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Old 12-28-2005, 09:46 AM
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Dunkin' Donuts Ad Actor Michael Vale Dies




I know Dunkin' Donuts started in New England (where I grew up). So, I watched this guys goofy commercials since at least the early 1980's. There was a great stretch in the '80s when the commercials were consistently funny.

NEW YORK Dec 27, 2005 Michael Vale, the actor best known for his portrayal of a sleepy-eyed Dunkin' Donuts baker who said "Time to make the doughnuts," has died. He was 83.

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

Vale's long-running character, "Fred the Baker," for the doughnut maker's ad campaign lasted 15 years until he retired in 1997.

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Donuts said in a statement that "became a beloved American icon that permeated our culture and touched millions with his sense of humor and humble nature."

Vale was born in Brooklyn and studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop in New York City with classmates Tony Curtis, Ben Gazzara and Rod Stieger.

A veteran of the Broadway stage, film and television, Vale appeared in more than 1,300 TV commercials.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:48 AM
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complications from diabetes

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you think it was all the Donuts?

It's a sad day, I heard even the Krispy Kream Flags are at half staff
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:55 AM
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I remember when those commercials stopped running. That day was almost as sad as this one. Rest in peace, dounut guy.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:59 AM
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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:35 PM
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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.

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I find it annoying that Las Vegas doesn't have any Dunkin' Donuts. How long do I have to wait for someone to open one up?
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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.

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I find it annoying that Las Vegas doesn't have any Dunkin' Donuts. How long do I have to wait for someone to open one up?

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You aren't missing much.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:59 PM
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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.

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I find it annoying that Las Vegas doesn't have any Dunkin' Donuts. How long do I have to wait for someone to open one up?

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If you have KK, no worries.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:00 PM
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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.

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I find it annoying that Las Vegas doesn't have any Dunkin' Donuts. How long do I have to wait for someone to open one up?

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If you have KK, no worries.

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There's one in the Excalibur that I know of.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: No More Making Donuts for Ad Man Michael Vale

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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.

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I find it annoying that Las Vegas doesn't have any Dunkin' Donuts. How long do I have to wait for someone to open one up?

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If you have KK, no worries.

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There's one in the Excalibur that I know of.

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That's a Krispy Kreme.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: No More Making Donuts for Ad Man Michael Vale

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They closed all the DD's that were around me. You couldn't beat their cherry cake doughnuts.

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I find it annoying that Las Vegas doesn't have any Dunkin' Donuts. How long do I have to wait for someone to open one up?

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If you have KK, no worries.

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There's one in the Excalibur that I know of.

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That's a Krispy Kreme.

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Yeah, I'd gathered that, hence my addressing the statement 'If you have KK, no worries.'
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