|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. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/cal-worthington-california-car-dealer-known-for-go-see-cal-commercials-dies-at-92/2013/09/10/95eb6e2c-1a26-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- "Renowned car salesman Cal Worthington dead at age 92". Long Beach Press-Telegram. September 9, 2013. http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20130909/renowned-car-salesman-cal-worthington-dead-at-age-92. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- "Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies". MSN.com. September 9, 2013. http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20130909&id=16880130>1=33009&ocid=ansmony11. Retrieved September 10, 2013.