Jesse White (actor)
White in Three Blondes in His Life (1961)
|Born||Jesse Marc Weidenfeld
January 3, 1917
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 9, 1997
Los Angeles, California. U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart attack following surgery|
|Resting place||Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles|
|Other names||Jessie White|
|Spouse||Celia Cohn (1942–1997, his death)|
Jesse Marc Weidenfeld (January 4, 1917 – January 9, 1997) was an American television, movie, and stage character actor. He is best remembered for playing the Maytag repairman in television commercials, a role that he starred from 1967 to 1988.
Early life[change | edit source]
Career[change | edit source]
In 1947, White starred in his first movie called Kiss of Death. White appeared in The Bad Seed (1956); Designing Woman (1957), with Lauren Bacall; and Marjorie Morningstar (1958), with Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly. He also appeared in the epic comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
On October 2, 1958, White played the fast-talking, dishonest, used-car salesman San Fernando Harry in the segment "The New Car" of the ABC sitcom, The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, and Kathleen Nolan.
Personal life[change | edit source]
Death[change | edit source]
White died on January 9, 1997 from complications of a heart attack following a surgical operation. He was 80 years old. He died 5 days after his birthday. He was buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
References[change | edit source]
- Saxon, Wolfgang (1997-01-11). "Jesse White, 79, an Actor and the Maytag Repairman". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0CE0DB1438F932A25752C0A961958260. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
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