Jesse White
American actor
Jesse White
Jesse White was an American television, film, and stage character actor. He is best remembered for portraying the Maytag repairman in television commercials, a role he played from 1967 to 1988.
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Surviving lung cancer, Skowron's strong as a Moose in attitude - nwitimes.com
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CHICAGO | Bill "Moose" Skowron and Minnie Minoso both stood ramrod straight Tuesday as they flanked Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White as he announced a new vanity-style white-on-black White Sox state license plate. The two friendly rivals from
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Jesse White to Run for Re-Election - MyFox Chicago
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Chicago - Jesse White campaigned last year for a fourth and what he said would be his final term as Illinois Secretary of State. Now, at age 77, he's changed his mind and will run again
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Jesse White campaigned last year for a fourth and what he said … - MyFox Chicago
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A circuit judge ruled Gov. Pat Quinn has the authority to eliminate salaries for regional… Texas Gov. Rick Perry criticized rival Mitt Romney's Ma… Gov. Pat Quinn said he is disappointed that Illinois House … Starbucks Corp
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VIDEO: Jesse White Tumblers Visit Hinsdale Central - Patch.com
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By Joe O'Donnell The Jesse White Tumblers performed in front of a capacity crowd of Red Devils at Hinsdale Central's Dickinson Field Wednesday afternoon as part of a first-day-of-school pep rally meant to celebrate the high school's Top 100 rank in
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White Sox License Plate Unveiled - NBC Chicago
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Secretary of State Jesse White, along with former White Sox players Minnie Minoso and Moose Skowron, unveiled the new license plate at the Thompson Center Tuesday morning. The plate gives fans the opportunity to show their Sox pride
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Ill. secretary of state says voters want him back - KWQC 6
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CHICAGO (AP) - Like a musician called back to the stage by the crowd's applause, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says he decided to return to the political arena because the voters haven't had enough. The 77-year-old Democrat recently announced
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Jesse White: I'll run again in 3 years - Chicago Tribune
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SPRINGFIELD — Secretary of State Jesse White made it clear a year ago that his 2010 race would be his last, but he announced Wednesday that he's running for re-election again — in 2014, when he'll be 80 ... - -
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Real estate developer sues Jesse White over stalled property deal - WLS
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Itasca-based Hamilton Partners filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White alleging his office caused a multimillion-dollar real-estate deal to fall through by failing to process some paperwork. The real-estate company
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More than Books: Goodbye PALS, Hello RAILS - Freeport Journal-Standard
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On July 1, Secretary of State Jesse White approved the establishment of the new Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). RAILS includes not only what was the Prairie Area Library System (PALS) but four other northern and central Illinois
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Governor Corbett's First Veto - PoliticsPA
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Jesse White, D-Cecil and Brandon Neuman, D-North Strabane. These representatives said that the bill's intent was to protect homeowners from the state's “flawed” method of reassessing property values. “The passage of the moratorium and the other reform
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Some unusual suspects graduate from AFL'S Rookie Search program - Courier Mail
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TOWERING SUCCESSES: (From left) Charlie Dixon, Kurt Tippett, Zac Smith, Lachlan Keefe and Jesse White. Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld) WHAT do Adelaide Crows full forward Kurt Tippett, rising Gold Coast Suns stars Zac Smith and Charlie Dixon,
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Jesse White announces new design for environmental plate - Quad-Cities Online
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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced the new design of the environmental specialty license plate. The new design will make it easier for law enforcement officials to identify the license plates. The "E" that was previously located on the
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UPDATED: State House Passes $27 Billion Budget; Local Reps Vote No, Senator Reacts - Patch.com
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Brandon Neuman and Jesse White voted 'no' on the budget passed by the state House Wednesday night. By Amanda Gillooly | Email the author | 9:18am Editor's Note: This story was updated at 9:09 am Thursday to include a video of state Sen
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Jesse White visits Northern Illinois - WREX-TV
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STERLING/DIXON (WREX) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has a full agenda as he visits Northern Illinois today. White will be at the Driver's Facility in Sterling first, where he'll dedicate a countertop photo
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jesse White
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 80
    On January 9, 1997, White died from a heart attack following surgery, only six days after his 80th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
  • 1993
    Age 76
    His final film role was a small but pivotal role in the 1993 Joe Dante comedy Matinee starring John Goodman, and his last TV role was in an episode of Seinfeld in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details White was also a member of the stellar band of voiceover actors who voiced Stan Freberg's classic lampoon of American history, Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America: Volume One The Early Years, and thirty-five years later, "The Middle Years." In addition to film and television work, White lent his voice to such cartoons as Jonny Quest, Garfield and Friends, and Inspector Gadget.
  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 49
    In 1966, he accepted the role of Donelli in The Reluctant Astronaut, playing a curmudgeonly janitorial supervisor who instructed his students in the use of a mop in a deadpan delivery rivaling that of an aerospace engineer.
    More Details Hide Details In a short but memorable performance, he routinely castigated Don Knotts's bumbling character Roy Fleming for his "lack of dedication" to cleaning floors. An advertising director who saw his performance on the film's release soon cast him in a television advertising campaign for the Maytag Corporation. Prior to his 'career' as a washing machine repairman, White was briefly employed as a general repairman in the Twilight Zone episode: Once Upon A Time, (episode 78, airing in 1961) appearing with Buster Keaton. White played the role of a lonely Maytag repairman, a man with nothing to do as a result of his company's reputation for dependable products. In one of the campaign's first spots, White's character unmistakably alluded to his former role as 'Donelli': "At ease men! Now, you men have all volunteered to be Maytag Repairmen and so I'm gonna give it to you straight. Maytag washers and dryers are built to last. That makes the Maytag Repairman the loneliest guy in town!" The campaign proved wildly successful, and the actor began a long-running and highly paid career as the ever-lonely Maytag repairman. White continued appearing in both television and films during his many years as the Maytag repairman.
  • 1958
    Age 41
    From 1958 to 1965, White made five guest appearances on Perry Mason.
    More Details Hide Details In his first appearance he played murderer Luke Hickey in "The Case of the Married Moonlighter." His third appearance featured him as murder victim Burt Renshaw in "The Case of the Polka Dot Pony." In his final appearance he played murder victim Max Armstead in "The Case of the Fatal Fortune." In the 1960s, White appeared on Tightrope, Oh! Those Bells, The Twilight Zone, The Dick Van Dyke Show; The Donna Reed Show; The Andy Griffith Show; The Roaring 20s, Mickey, starring Mickey Rooney; The Beverly Hillbillies; Petticoat Junction;The Munsters; The Addams Family; That Girl; and I Dream of Jeannie. In a memorable cameo, he played a frustrated airport tower controller (alongside a hilarious Paul Ford, Carl Reiner & Eddie Ryder) in Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
    On October 2, 1958, White portrayed the fast-talking, presumably dishonest, used-car salesman San Fernando Harry in the segment "The New Car" of the ABC sitcom, The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan, with whom he clashes in this episode, Richard Crenna, and Kathleen Nolan.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 37
    In 1954, he landed a semi-regular role as Cagey Calhoun on Private Secretary, starring Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, and Don Porter. The role led to another semi-regular part as the deceitful Oscar Pudney on CBS's The Ann Sothern Show in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details White guest-starred on Four Star Playhouse and NBC's The Bob Cummings Show. He also appeared in roles in The Bad Seed (1956); Designing Woman (1957), with Lauren Bacall; and Marjorie Morningstar (1958), with Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly.
  • 1947
    Age 30
    In 1947, White made his film debut in a small part in Kiss of Death.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1950s, he began landing roles on television shows, including appearances in Danny Thomas's Make Room for Daddy and Peter Lawford's Dear Phoebe.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 25
    In 1942, White married Celia Cohn (July 17, 1914 - August 5, 2003).
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two daughters, Carole Ita White (who later became an actress) and Janet Jonas.
    In 1942, White made his Broadway debut in The Moon is Down, followed by a successful performance in the role of a sanitarium orderly in the popular play Harvey.
    More Details Hide Details He would later reprise his role in the 1950 film version and the 1972 television movie.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 0
    Born on January 3, 1917.
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