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Billy Mays

Television Pitchman. He was notable for the products he advertised such as OxiClean, Orange Glo, and Mighty Putty. He recently starred in the Discovery Channel show "Pitchmen" with Anthony Sullivan. He began his selling career in 1977 on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The first item he sold was the Washmatik portable washing device. Later he traveled to home shows, auto shows, and state fairs selling various maintenance products, tools, cleaning products, and food choppers. He hit it big in 1993 when he struck up a friendship with rival salesman Max Appel who was the founder of Orange Glo International. It was after that he was hired by the company to promote their line of cleaning products such as OxiClean on the Home Shopping Network. He was CEO of Mays Promotions Inc.

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  • Originally Created by: Rickie Hufford
  • Added: 28 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38836224
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Mays (20 Jul 1958–28 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38836224, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .