Willard Herman Scott, Jr.
March 7, 1934
|Died||September 4, 2021 (aged 87)|
Delaplane, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation||Weather presenter, author, television personality, clown, comedian, radio personality, actor|
|Weatherman for the Today show|
Portrayer of Ronald McDonald in the original McDonald's commercials
Mary Dwyer Scott
(m. 1959; died 2002)
Paris Keena (m. 2014)
Willard Herman Scott, Jr. (March 7, 1934 – September 4, 2021) was an American weather presenter, author, television personality, clown, comedian, radio personality and occasional actor. He was best known for creating and originally playing Ronald McDonald in the McDonald's commercials. He was on The Today Show for many years. He retired in 2015.
Writings[change | change source]
- The Joy of Living
- Down Home Stories
- Willard Scott’s All-American Cookbook
- America Is My Neighborhood
- The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune
- If I Knew It Was Going To Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become A Grandparent First
He has also co-authored two books with Bill Crider:
- Murder Under Blue Skies
- Murder in the Mist
References[change | change source]
- Willard Scott, The Joy of Living. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1982 (ISBN 0-698-11130-3).
- Weisholtz, Drew. "Willard Scott, legendary TODAY weatherman, dies at 87". Today.com. NBC Universal. Retrieved 4 September 2021.