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Arthur Anderson, Voice of Lucky Charm's Leprechaun, Dies at 93


By    |   Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 06:59 AM

Arthur Anderson, known for his work as the voice of the Lucky Charms leprechaun, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 93.

Anderson performed with Orson Welles' Mercury Theater as a teenager, as well as on Broadway, in films, and on television, The New York Times reported.

In 2005, he told ABC News that he was proud of working for General Mills from 1963 to 1992, where he sang the famous line, “Frosted Lucky Charms. They’re magically delicious.” Anderson admitted that he wasn’t Irish, but credited the luck of the Irish for getting the part.

"I never got free cereal," he said. "But they gave me lots of green money. And it was a fun character to play. Hardly a day goes by when somebody doesn't ask me to sing the Lucky Charms jingle, and I'm proud of that."

Anderson, born in Staten Island to immigrants from Denmark and England, got his first job at age 12 on NBC’s “Tony and Gus” in 1935, the Times noted.

In 1937 he played Lucius in Welles' production of “Julius Caesar.” Other appearances include Woody Allen's “Zelig” in 1983, “Midnight Cowboy” in 1969, as well as television shows “Car 54, Where Are You?” and “Law & Order.”

Anderson is survived by his daughter, Amy Anderson.

Many Twitter users mourned the performer.






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