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Clara Peller
Birth: Aug. 4, 1902, Russian Federation
Death: Aug. 11, 1987
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Wendy's spokesperson, "Where's the Beef?" A retired Chicago manicurist, Peller would embody Andy Warhol's "15 minutes of fame" adage when she was plucked from obscurity to star in a commercial for the then struggling Wendy's fast food chain. In a 1983 commercial spot she visits the competition and after looking at the rather puny hamburger meat shouts (in a raspy voice) "Where's the Beef? The line became an overnight sensation and became an icon of 80s pop culture and made Peller a celebrity. It was so popular in fact that Walter Mondale adopted it for his campaign during the 1984 presidential race. Peller did several more spots for Wendy's before being fired for doing a commercial for a spaghetti sauce. (bio by: Savannah Mason) 

Cause of death: Natural causes
Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Mar 28, 2001
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Mar. 23, 2015

- Kris
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
I love you so much ms. Clara, you made me laugh when you said where's the beef.
- Tammy Denise Way Young
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
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