1999 Fools: Pillsbury Dough Boy Dead at 71
Subject: Pillsbury Dough Boy Dead at 71
Date: 2/18/99 9:53 PM
Veteran Pillsbury spokesman, Pop N. Fresh, died yesterday of a severe yeast
infection. He was 71. Fresh was buried in one of the largest funeral
ceremonies in recent years. Dozens of celebrities turned out, including
Mrs. Butterworth, The California Raisins, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, and
The Hostess Twinkies.
The graveside was piled high with flours as longtime friend Aunt Jemima
delivered the eulogy, describing Fresh as a man who "never knew how much he
was kneaded." Fresh rose quickly in show business, but his later life was
filled with many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie,
wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes.
Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model for millions. Fresh is
survived by his second wife.They have two children and one in the oven. The
funeral was held at 4:50 for about 20 minutes.