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Clara Peller
Birth: Aug. 4, 1902, Russia
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 

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Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.86012, -87.81619
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 28, 2001
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Rest in peace.
 Added: Jun. 20, 2017

- Nia Imani-Diarra
 Added: May. 26, 2017
Great work, thank you fine lady.
- Norman Warlord
 Added: May. 4, 2017
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