Jesse White

Jesse White

Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 9 Jan 1997 (aged 80)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Moses 25, Lot 4391, Space 4
Memorial ID 3747 · View Source
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Actor. Born Jesse Marc Weidenfeld in Buffalo, New York, he is best remembered for portraying the role of Harvey the "Maytag repairman" on television commercials from 1967 to 1988. He began his career in the 1930s, traveling in vaudeville before landing a role on Broadway in 1942. In 1947, he made his debut in films appearing in "Kiss of Death". His other movie credits included "The Bad Seed" (1956), "Designing Women" (1957) and "Marjorie Morningstar" (1958). White had his most success in television during the 1950s and 60s, appearing on "Four Star Playhouse", "Twilight Zone", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Munsters" "The Addams Family", "That Girl", and "I Dream of Jeanie". His last onscreen role was in an episode of "Seinfeld" in 1996. Cause of death: heart attack after surgery.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 28 Oct 1998
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