Cal Worthington

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Cal Worthington
Calvin Coolidge Worthington

(1920-11-27)November 27, 1920
Shidler, Oklahoma or Bly, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedSeptember 8, 2013(2013-09-08) (aged 92)
Orland, California, U.S.
Other namesCalvin Coolidge Worthington
Calvin Worthington
Cal Coolidge Worthington
OccupationCar dealer
Known forA long-standing series of offbeat television commercials featuring "my dog Spot"
Spouse(s)four divorces
Rod Worthington

Barbara Worthington Calvin Worthington Courtney Worthington Shepherd Susan Skellenger Coldren Worthington

Parent(s)Benjamin Franklin Worthington
Relatives8 siblings
Military career
Service/branchU.S. Army Air Corps
Years of servicec:a 1942-1945
Unit390th Bombardment Group
Battles/warsWorld 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.[3]

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  1. 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.
  2. "Renowned car salesman Cal Worthington dead at age 92". Long Beach Press-Telegram. September 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  3. "Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies". September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.

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