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Old 12-28-05, 12:51 AM
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It's "time to make the donuts" no more

Sad news, for TV commercial fans:

NEW YORK - Michael Vale, the actor best known for his portrayal of a sleepy-eyed Dunkin' Donuts baker who said "Time to make the doughnuts," has died. He was 83.

Vale died Saturday in New York City of complications from diabetes, according to son-in law Rick Reil.

Vale's long-running character, "Fred the Baker," for the doughnut maker's ad campaign lasted 15 years until he retired in 1997.

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Donuts said in a statement that Vale's character "became a beloved American icon that permeated our culture and touched millions with his sense of humor and humble nature."

Vale was born in Brooklyn and studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop in New York City with classmates Tony Curtis, Ben Gazzara and Rod Steiger.

A veteran of the Broadway stage, film and television, Vale appeared in more than 1,300 TV commercials

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Old 12-28-05, 01:09 AM
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Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Donuts
They're based in my town? I didn't even know that.
Old 12-28-05, 03:43 AM
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Don'f forget the micro machines commercials...i melted the wheels on a color change car by leaving it on top of a lamp to long.
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He did Micro-Machines? Interesting how he played two people who spoke at both ends of the speed spectrum.


Holly: You know who else I think is sexy? Robbie Hart.
Glenn: You think the "Time To Make The Doughnuts" guy is sexy.
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He did Micro-Machines? Interesting how he played two people who spoke at both ends of the speed spectrum.


Holly: You know who else I think is sexy? Robbie Hart.
Glenn: You think the "Time To Make The Doughnuts" guy is sexy.
Old 12-28-05, 06:59 AM
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He's making donuts in heaven now...
Old 12-28-05, 07:12 AM
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Don'f forget the micro machines commercials...i melted the wheels on a color change car by leaving it on top of a lamp to long.
The micro machines guy is John Moschitta Jr., and he's very much alive.
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Old 12-28-05, 08:26 AM
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He was always my favorite TV pitchman. Mostly because I love donuts.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
The micro machines guy is John Moschitta Jr., and he's very much alive.
Cameron didn't say it was the same guy, he was just telling us not to forget those commercials (he's weird that way).
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I thought this guy had been dead for at least 10 yrs...
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Bummer. So very sad...
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Originally Posted by mndtrp

Holly: You know who else I think is sexy? Robbie Hart.
Glenn: You think the "Time To Make The Doughnuts" guy is sexy.
Great, that you found that quote. I loved "The Wedding Singer."
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Cameron didn't say it was the same guy, he was just telling us not to forget those commercials (he's weird that way).
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Maybe it's because I saw Downfall not too long ago, but him sporting the Führerstache makes me want to photoshop him into an early 40s car with an SS hat on.
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I saw a DD ad this weekend with a memorial to this man at the end.

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