|Born||Calvin Coolidge Worthington
November 27, 1920
Shidler, Oklahoma or Bly, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||September 8, 2013 (aged 92)
Orland, California, U.S.
|Other names||Calvin Coolidge Worthington
Cal Coolidge Worthington
|Known for||A long-standing series of offbeat television commercials featuring "my dog Spot"|
Barbara Worthington Calvin Worthington Courtney Worthington Shepherd Susan Skellenger Coldren Worthington
|Parent(s)||Benjamin Franklin Worthington|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Air Corps|
|Years of service||c:a 1942-1945|
|Unit||390th Bombardment Group|
|Battles/wars||World War II pilot, 29 bombing missions over Germany|
Air Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Calvin Coolidge "Cal" Worthington (November 27, 1920 – September 8, 2013) was an American car dealer. He was best known for his radio and television advertisements for the Worthington Dealership Group. He appeared with either a tiger, a seal, an elephant, a chimpanzee, a hippopotamus, or a bear.
Worthington was born on November 27, 1920 in Shidler, Oklahoma. He was named after then-Vice President of the United States Calvin Coolidge. Worthington died on September 8, 2013 in Orland, California from natural causes, aged 92.
References[change | change source]
- Langer, Emily (September 11, 2013). "Cal Worthington, 92: California car dealer was known for stunts, menagerie on 'Go See Cal' commercials". Washington Post. p. B5. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- "Renowned car salesman Cal Worthington dead at age 92". Long Beach Press-Telegram. September 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- "Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies". MSN.com. September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.